Food security and nutrition must be a priority in Small Island Developing States, where climate change, isolation, insufficient land resources and dietary changes that favor obesity are all particular challenges, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said at a high-level meeting.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, renewing a formal collaboration the two UN agencies began in 1977. It was signed by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their partnership towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector, is a major focus for FAO.
Having Member States’ support and buy-in is paramount to FAO successfully rolling out new initiatives, such as the new Hand-in-Hand Initiative, to help accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals - especially ending poverty and hunger - and not leaving anyone behind.
Transforming food and nutrition systems is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today at a Leaders’ Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the 74th UN General Assembly.
Food systems are huge economic, social and environmental drivers of transformational change,FAO Director-General Qu Dongyusaid today. Turning them into accelerators of progress on the SDGs is essential to achieving several core objectives of the 2030 Agenda, including ending extreme poverty, addressing hunger an all forms of malnutrition, protecting and restoring the world’s biodiversity and natural resources, and combatting and building resilience to climate change.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General Qu Dongyu has called for the food industry to do more to support healthy foods, and to reduce food loss and waste throughout the cycle of food systems from farm to fork.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises.
A new version of SEPAL - System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring – has been developed that enables advanced forest monitoring from mobile phones as well as access to high-resolution data updated daily by a fleet of more than 100 satellites.