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FAO. Lupitnik: Hunger and stability, a comprehensive approach is urgently needed

Two months before the September summit in New York, the UN General Assembly on Food Systems concluded in Rome today. Speaking at the pre-summit FAO Deputy Director General: We must protect biocultural resources against commercial agriculture.

Fasta Speranza – Vatican City

At the September Summit at Crystal Palace, the UN Security Council called on the United Nations to work together to promote concrete action plans. The pre-summit was held in Rome on July 26-28. The goal is to ensure food security for the more than 9 billion people expected of the planet’s population by 2050, and to achieve a level of nutrition that is acceptable to all the world’s population. At the center of the discussion is the impact of epidemics on food systems and the importance of environmental change. According to Mario Lupitnick, deputy director of the FAO, there is an urgent need to reconsider the approach to formulating concrete action plans, which show that more than 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and that people eat only three billion dollars worth of poor quality food that does not guarantee good nutrition.

Citing Pope Francis, the FAO deputy director recalled that it was a complete scandal. UN He stressed that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have only nine years to go until 2030, the deadline for eradicating hunger in the world. This pre-summit provided to re-emphasize the need for an integrated approach that considers the relationship between issues ranging from the economy to local cultures and actors from the public to the private sector.

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A comprehensive view

According to Lupitnik, the pre-summit analysis and reflection process led to concrete action plans in September. No magic bullets, but precise priorities. To understand, an approach that takes into account many aspects necessitates turning them into “one health”, that is, the ability to take human and animal pathology into account for a concept of human health, the effects of climate change, business dynamics, production mechanisms, and indigenous cultures. Respect, civil society, public and private investments, in addition to the compelling emergencies associated with the epidemic – Lupitnik says – should be considered even a serious risk before the Kovit-19 case erupts. Finally, a definite example: a summary of issues such as hunger and persistence.

The urgency of respecting bio-cultures in Cardinal Turkson’s speech

Lubitnick underscored the importance of the speech delivered yesterday by Cardio Peter Cardo Durkson, deaconary prefect for the Integrated Human Development Service, who called for an assessment of small domestic and traditional producers who maintain healthy relationships with the land they cultivate. The head of the Vatican Deccan explained how it is beneficial to use diets as a result of local cultures defined as “agro-ecosystems.” And temperature, drought and flooding. “Instead, Lupitnik recalls – often managing bio-cultural resources around the world is sacrificed for the benefit of commercial agriculture, which is detrimental to the survival and resistance of crops and plants.

Ifad, appeal to women who are the first victims of injustice

“We see how women are marginalized. It’s unfair, it’s not fair.” This was condemned yesterday by Sabrina Tovre Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Monetary Fund for Agricultural Development (IBAD). An actress, activist and model, Elba has been working on the ground since April 2020 targeting rural women and girls through Ibadan support programs in Sierra Leone. “Globally, 1.7 billion women and girls live in rural areas, that is, more than one-fifth of humanity. It is unacceptable that they make up almost half of the workers working in rural areas, however, men are more likely to live in poverty and be hungry,” Elba said. “The first step in realizing that there is a gap that is detrimental to women”. “Reconstructing the view on women” is essential. They know what they want, “Elba added.” They are more productive and effective when they have the energy and substance. We need to give them opportunities to prove their worth and support them to get what they want. “The prejudices and stigma that women experience will reduce their potential, which is unspeakable, so for Elba,“ the recognition that needs to change is the world community, leaders and governments. “One of the key questions we need to look at is how to support rural small farmers,” said Jemima Nujuki, Africa’s director of international food, who is the “Champion of Gender Equality” at the UN Food Programs Summit. The Policy Research Institute is the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Monetary Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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The urgency to protect children and youth

A joint WHO report and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) World Health Organization (WHO) report states that “the UN Pre-Summit on Diet is an opportunity to strengthen diets, promote healthy diets and promote nutrition, especially for children and youth.” Organization website. “Worldwide, one in three children will not develop due to malnutrition – one of the leading causes of infant mortality in the world – two out of three children will not be able to access the minimum diet they need to grow. Grow up and learn. We are stubbornly overweight and overweight and obese among young children. We will continue to see that, “the statement added. The note highlights the “toxic mix of growing poverty, inequality, conflict, climate change and Govt-19” as a further threat to the nutritional well-being of children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable communities and families … WHO and UNICEF We call for a change in the way we listen to our voices, and this will allow all children to have access to nutritious, safe, affordable and sustainable food everywhere. “

A voice from Africa

Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced five measures outlining a common position for Africa, which is in line with the continent’s 2063 agenda and sustainable development goals. The position announced by Kagame is based on the five actions listed in the pre-summit report: adherence to nutrition-centric dietary policies such as school meal plans; Supporting local markets and food supply chains; Raising agricultural funding to 20% of spending; Promoting farmers’ cooperatives and guaranteeing women’s access to inputs; Finally, expanding social security programs and investing in climate warning systems.

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