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FAO chief urges innovation and focus on production and smallholders to tap benefits of agrifood trade

FAO chief urges innovation and focus on production and smallholders to tap benefits of agrifood trade
Director-General QU Dongyu participates in Global Review of Aid for Trade hosted by WTO in Geneva.

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General, QU Dongyu, spoke at a high-level session during the Global Review of Aid for Trade hosted by the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He emphasized the need for strong political and social commitments to address the dangerous rise in global hunger. The discussion focused on making trade policy an enhancing variable in achieving global food security goals. The Director-General offered five suggestions to improve global food insecurity, including investing in rural infrastructure, research, development, and innovation, reducing food loss and waste, focusing on smallholders and vulnerable populations, and stronger global collaboration and governance. He stressed the urgency of achieving a food-secure and sustainable world.

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