Leaders of the G20 countries must continue to support the smooth functioning of global agri-food systems, which faces ongoing challenges from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in remarks opening the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Florence, Italy.
Hosted by FAO, this year’s celebration focused on making voices from the Global South heard on their challenges, approaches and plans for agri-food systems transformation.
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, and Italian Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, today inaugurated a new educational itinerary on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the G20 Green Garden in Rome.
QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
A multi-billion-dollar opportunity: Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems, launched by FAO, UNDP and UNEP finds that 87 percent of public agricultural producer supports, or $470 billion, is price distorting and environmentally and socially harmful.
Director-General QU Dongyu stresses that time is of the essence in address to UN High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
Acting before shocks hit, instead of after disaster unfolds, is a more cost-effective humani-tarian approach, agency tells UN General Assembly event
The scale of global food loss and waste is proof of poorly functioning agri-food systems, and reducing it “really matters and can make a difference,” QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said.
Restoring damaged agriculture the only path to recovery, improved food security - FAO
In this Q&A, Dunja Dujanovic, FAO's Team Leader for Early Warning Early Action, explains why FAO is calling for anticipatory action to support communities that face increasingly frequent hazards.