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FAO Urges G20 to Support Farmers, Protect the Vulnerable and Invest in Innovation

November 25, 2020
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General, QU Dongyu, called on G20 members to address the impacts of COVID-19 on agri-food systems by boosting farmers' productivity, scaling up social protection mechanisms, and investing in digital innovation.

"It is essential for the G20 to keep working on preventing this health crisis from becoming a global food crisis," said Dongyu. "The G20 is a highly important impetus and emergency response on global policy, coordination and leadership to develop an inclusive, resilient and sustainable world by leading responsible investment, enabling policies, innovation and capacity building," he added.

FAO is ready to continue to support the collective actions of G20 especially through the Agricultural Market Information System, Hand-in-Hand Initiative, COVID-19 Response Recovery Programme, and the Food Coalition.

To know more, read the article from FAO.

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