December 8, 2021

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FAO urges action to feed the world and save the planet

He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for two days on Sessions on Climate Change and Environment and the Sustainable Development Summit of the 20 Most Industrialized Countries in the World (G-20). This capital.

The QU warned that “climate change will compromise our ability to produce enough nutritious food, thereby increasing poverty and worsening imbalances,” according to the report, summarizing its interventions.

He also noted that agricultural diets around the world are threatened by a series of factors ranging from civil conflicts to biodiversity loss and the Govt-19 epidemic.

Circumstances that have left more than 800 million people with chronic hunger, and another three billion people do not have a healthy diet.

“We are not in a position to control global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,” the QU said, recalling that there were only nine farming seasons left until 2030, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were planned.

He stressed to politicians that the urgency of climate action is more serious than ever, “that strong leadership must be accepted, that the people must take responsibility, and that society as a whole must work together in an integrated way based on science and knowledge.”

Among other aspects, he noted that the FAO is committed to working with its members and partners in support of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs.

He cited the organization’s basic activities, among other things, raising public and private investment, increasing access to adequate infrastructure and funding for farmers and vulnerable people.

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He stressed what needs to be done specifically to make agricultural diets “more efficient, inclusive, more resilient and more durable”.

In this sense, he described the importance of “believing in science, learning science and applying science” in addition to updating operating models, while qualifying “science, technology and methodology as our concrete solutions”.

Similarly, he noted what he called the four Rs (reduction, reuse, recycling and conversion), which he defined as “the key point of policymakers”.

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