Collaborative actions needed for access to enough nutritious food: FAO

Many of the necessary frameworks in place to transform agrifood systems, but there is more to be done

Bold, scaled and collaborative actions are needed so that everyone everywhere has access to enough nutritious food every day, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), told Members and delegates attending the opening of the 28th Session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG), held from 18th to 22 July.

Qu emphasised that food and agriculture are at the very heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Together, we are committed to achieve SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) by 2030. Unfortunately, the world has lost ground, and we are moving backwards in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition and ensure food security for all. Global hunger continues to rise, reflecting growing inequalities across and within countries,” he told the Session.

“We must work together to tackle the root causes of hunger and malnutrition through transformative changes to the way we produce, distribute and consume food. We need to ensure a more efficient use of available outputs and inputs – we need to produce more with less. And we need to significantly decrease food loss and waste, which could currently feed around 1.26 billion people per year,” Qu said.

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