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FAO Recommendations Collective Effort to Transform Agri-food Systems in Africa

March 1, 2023

A collective sustained effort, political will, and renewed commitment across Africa and globally are necessary to transform agri-food systems and deliver better nutrition. This call was given by Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) during the assembly of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“It is now more crucial than ever to support vulnerable communities with multiple and innovative solutions to build their resilience and transform agrifood systems to deliver better nutrition,” he stressed. African heads of state and government, as well as high-level officials from international organizations were present.

In the 2022 report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 281 million people in Africa are undernourished, nearly 60 million African children under 5 suffer from stunting and 14 million suffer from wasting. Thus, the FAO DG provided key actions to address these challenges, which include agricultural policies and programs that prioritize nutrition.

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