FAO host a Side Event on the Establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture at GFFA 2020
Berlin 16 January 2020. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted a side event at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2020 meeting. The theme of the event was ‘Towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture’.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Friedrich Wacker, the Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Global Food Policy, BMEL and was attended by high-level delegates of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). The panel was comprised of representatives from ITU, CTA, OECD and BMEL.
The FAO Director-General QU Dongyu remarked the importance of digital agriculture to farmers, rural development and in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).
“The Digital Council will help coordinate our efforts and to achieve broad consensus … and the council will be an opportunity to involve everyone including farmers, women and youth, in this effort,” said Mr Qu.
The Director-General further confirmed that FAO is pleased to host the Coordination Unit for the new Digital Council and is willing to work with all stakeholders to fully resource it.
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