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By agronigeria, December 4, 2017
FAO SpiegelbildThe Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano da Silva has requested for more investments from the private and public sectors to urgently probe and curb the recent increase in the number of hungry people around the world.
Addressing members during a council meeting, Graziano da Silva lamented that while the number of people suffering from obesity is rising in developed and developing countries, the latest figure of 815 million people has upset a decade of steady decline in the number of people suffering from hunger.
“The most important thing to do now is to build the resilience of poor people to face the impacts of conflicts and climate change, making sure that humanitarian assistance is combined with development actions to chart a course towards the eradication of hunger by 2030.”
This basically means new investments – I would say much more investments – from the public but also the private sector,” he said.
The FAO Director-General mapped out major events to occupy the council in 2018, including a high-level international symposia on Agroecology, on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems. While he also disclosed that a third symposia on innovation for smallholder and family farmers was being planned, he confirmed arrangements to launch an International Platform for Biodiversity.
According to him, the initiatives are designed to help countries put in place sustainable agricultural practices that combine food production, ecosystem services and climate-change resilience at the same time.
During 2018, FAO will also act as co-chair of the Global Migration Group, comprising 22 United Nations agencies and would help draft a Global Compact on Safe, Regularly and Orderly Migration agreement by the end of 2018.
Key opportunities to revive the fight against hunger come early in the year, at the African Union summit in Ethiopia and at FAO’s regional conferences, including the first one to be held in Sudan.
The FAO Council manages administrative and financial affairs between biennial meetings of the FAO Conference. Eight cabinet-level officials from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Zambia, Paraguay and the Russian Federation would be participating in the week-long meeting, with side events focusing on climate change, migration, food safety as well as World Soil Day.
https://agronigeria.com.ng/fao-seeks-investments-stem-rise-global-hunger/

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