"Family farmers are agents of change on the ground," Qu said. "They are key to end hunger and poverty and to boost sustainable agri-food systems." Therefore, their voices must be heard and respected, the Director-General further pointed out.
The FAO Director-General spoke at the opening of the Science Days, a virtual conference organized by the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit and facilitated and hosted by FAO (8-9 July).
Global food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months, according to a benchmark United Nations report released today.