Director-General QU Dongyu


Read the series on how FAO increased efficiency, effectiveness and transparency to better support its Members in the transformation of agrifood systems

Director-General addresses Joint Meeting of FAO Programme and Finance Committees

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has made “good progress” in supporting Members advance towards the 2030 Agenda...

Director-General highlights role of youth in agrifood systems transformation at Y7 Summit

Rome - Director-General QU Dongyu today addressed the Summit of the Youth 7 (Y7), a platform for young people to share their ideas and policy proposals...

FAO Women's Committee lauded for its numerous achievements in recent years

Rome – FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today expressed his pride and gratitude for the work of FAO’s Women’s Committee underscoring how under its...

Bilateral meeting with ZHANG Jiabao, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Rome - The FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, had a bilateral meeting with ZHANG Jiabao, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, at FAO Headquarters.

Statements and speeches



Africa holds the key to moving towards a world free from hunger and poverty. It is in Africa where enormous gains can be made, and agrifood systems transformation is the definitive foundation for the continent to realize sustainable development and modernization.


Every two years, FAO holds a Regional Ministerial Conference in Latin America and the Caribbean, bringing together its 33 Members in the region to monitor progress and address the challenges towards fighting hunger, poverty, malnutrition, and inequalities, and to achieving the transformation of agrifood systems to be more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable.