Biotech Updates

FAO to “Reform for Growth”

November 28, 2008

A three-year immediate plan of action has been approved for implementation to enable the Food and Agriculture Organization to “reform with growth” as recommended by an Independent External Evaluation. A total of $42.6 M has been approved by its member countries for this purpose during a special conference.

The plan "provides a firm and realistic basis for FAO to significantly enhance its global relevance, efficiency and effectiveness in the service of all its members". FAO adds that it would enable it to deal with challenges including hunger and poverty reduction, food crises, climate change, bioenergy and the impact of the ongoing financial crisis on agriculture.

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