Transforming agriculture to address climate change and other global challenges
©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
26 September 2016, Rome--- The Committee on Agriculture will meet this week in Rome to discuss a range of issues to help ensure effective action by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The Committee is one of FAO’s governing bodies and the Organization’s main technical advisory committee. The theme for this year’s conference is: Pathways to Sustainable Food and Agriculture. The issues, programmes and policies being discussed this week will be integral to the work of the organization going forward.

Statement by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, at the opening of the 25th session of the Committee on Agriculture.
13min. 52sec.

Address by Pr. Monty Jones, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security of Sierra Leone.
23min. 04sec.

Address by Pr. Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany.
16min. 33sec.

Robert Guei, Secretary for the Committee on Agriculture, elaborates further on this week's priority issues. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
4min. 24sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Climate change, Food production & stocks, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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