FAO pledges upscaled support for better nutrition and healthy diets for all

09 December 2021 | News

FAO Director-General addresses Nutrition for Growth event and stresses the importance of advocacy and awareness-raising image credit- shutterstock image credit- shutterstock

Public interest in and support for nutrition and healthy diets are growing stronger, offering a ray of hope for a challenge affecting billions of people, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently said, stressing that FAO will strengthen its efforts to promote better nutrition for all.  

“Advocacy efforts on the importance of nutrition, heathy diets and agrifood systems for human and planetary health are showing results,” he said.

The Director-General outlined FAO’s relevant pledge commitments i.e. at least 90 percent of its new action plans related to agri-food systems during the next four years will include enabling access to healthy diets as a priority; and ensure that at least 90 percent of FAO country offices will, by 2025, be actively providing support to Members in their efforts to achieve FAO’s vision of a world where all people have access to healthy diets from agrifood systems.

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