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Urgent collaboration is needed to transform food systems

FAO - 9 September 2020  Kigali/Rome – Urgent collaboration is needed to transform food systems, to provide people with nutritious food and to prevent the COVID-19 crisis from becoming a food crisis in Africa, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, QU Dongyu, told a forum of leaders and international institutions today. The Director-General delivered a keynote address to a policy symposium on the second day of this year’s virtual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) co-hosted by Rwanda. The theme of AGRF 2020, which runs from September 8-11, is “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa”. The focus of Wednesday’s policy symposium was on nutrition and health and participants referred to the findings of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) as the ongoing pandemic makes it even more difficult to feed the continent. 

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