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Jamila Begum from Shakhahati village in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh makes a living taking care of other people's cattle. ©FAO/Fahad Kaizer

Spearheading the shift from disaster response to anticipatory action in agriculture

07/12/2021

FAO Director-General: Acting ahead of crises means protecting people's lives and livelihoods with benefits that reach far into the future.

Acting ahead of crises means protecting people's lives and livelihoods with benefits that reach far into the future, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) QU Dongyu said today, highlighting the need to shift towards more proactive anticipatory approaches to predictable shocks, ranging from typhoons, droughts and pest infestations to the consequences of conflicts and economic crises.

QU spoke at the 9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action (7-9 December), co-hosted by FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) in close partnership with the German Red Cross.

As acute food insecurity continues to reach new global highs driven by intensifying and spreading conflicts, climate crises and the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to scale up anticipatory action to prevent food crises has never been greater.

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