Today, on the occasion of the 65th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), FAO and IAEA recognized the contributions to plant mutation breeding from 28 researchers and research teams of institutions from across 20 countries - honouring them with awards for outstanding achievements.
New publication provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for small-scale farmers
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today urged countries to act with rapidity and resolve in transforming their agri-food systems. He made his remarks on the second day of the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting, held in Florence, Italy.
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
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.