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Time to transform agrifood systems in response to multiple shocks and worsening food security

18/05/2022

FAO Director-General outlines steps to make agrifood systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable at ministerial-level event in New York.

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today made an urgent call for the transformation of agrifood systems, to make them more inclusive, economically viable and resilient to multiple shocks, as well as to produce better and more with less negative impact on the environment.

Qu was addressing a ministerial meeting held at the United Nations in New York entitled “Global Food Security Call to Action.”

Cumulative effects of multiple shocks related to conflicts, the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn, rising food prices have increased people’s vulnerability and pushed hundreds of millions of more people to the brink of hunger, the Director-General said.

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