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Rome - Public development banks are “part of the solution” to ending hunger and transforming agri-food systems, as they have the power and reach to narrow funding gaps and consolidate bridges between stakeholders, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), said today. With their unique combination of development mandate, long-term perspective and ability to finance both the private and public sector, such banks can inject not only more financing into agri-food sectors, but also to provide better financing geared to promoting a more sustainable agriculture around the world, he said. The Director-General spoke at the...
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Pledges from 42 companies total $345 million so far The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, today attended the launch of the "Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge," a call on the business world to help the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Without more active engagement from the private sector, we will not achieve the SDGs. For this reason, FAO welcomes the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge," Qu said. According to FAO data, more than 810 million people went to bed hungry and nearly 2.4 billion did not have access to adequate and nutritious food in 2020....
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The Tripartite organizations (FAO, OIE, WHO) invite partners to join public discussion on the establishment of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform Why a new Platform? Antimicrobials (including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics) play a crucial role in the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, as well as in food safety and food security. However, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an ever-increasing global threat, driven by overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human, animal, and plant sectors. Drug-resistant diseases result in an estimated 700,000 human deaths globally per year and could cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. If no action...
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Without access to accurate data, we would not have an accurate picture of the world we live in. Understanding complex problems such as climate change and environmental degradation would be impossible, as would monitoring progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Fortunately, free and easy to use tools for land and climate monitoring now offer a quick way to transform data into actionable information, helping FAO and its partners to work towards improving nutrition and production.  This also works towards safeguarding the environment through better design, implementation and evaluation projects, easier monitoring of inventories such as greenhouse gases (GHG) and...
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Rome - Peter Rabbit has joined forces with the United Nations (UN), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation to enlist more food heroes, like Peter, who see the value in fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet and a healthier planet. Peter and his friends from Sony Pictures' PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY are joining the awareness-raising campaign that asks us all to be food heroes. That means each of us being mindful to eat plenty of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, locally sourced and in season where possible, reducing food waste, and planting our own gardens, however small. "FAO celebrates...
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