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FAO Director-General awards former French Agriculture Minister Le Foll with FAO’s 70th Anniversary Medal in recognition of efforts to advance the cause of zero hunger

Le Foll urges dialogue and action for a “doubly green revolution” in Key Note Address at Agroecology Symposium

3 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General today awarded former French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll with an FAO 70th Anniversary Medal in recognition of his untiring efforts to advance the cause of zero hunger.

At a meeting on the side-lines of the 2nd International Agroecology Symposium (Rome, 3-5 April), Graziano da Silva praised Le Foll’s work to boost agroecology in Europe and around the world.

The Symposium is focusing on the role agroecology can play in a transformative change for healthier and more sustainable food systems.

Le Foll gave the Key Note Address to over 700 participants gathered at the event, and urged dialogue and action to create a new “doubly green revolution” in agricultural production based on nature, local knowledge, and science.

“We are at a watershed in the history of mankind and it is up to us to make our choices – major choices – which will be essential to our collective future,” he stressed.

A global dialogue

The three-day Symposium brings together 700 policy-makers, agroecology practitioners, academics, and representatives from government, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to discuss key elements and actions to support scaling up agroecology. The symposium will focus on identifying needs, challenges and opportunities to promote agroecology policies, practices and investments.