‘Country-Driven’ Approach Needed to Limit COVID-19 Damage to Food Security
(United Nations News) A ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer an option, the head of the UN agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching a new plan to move past the coronavirus pandemic.
“We must work very hard to limit COVID-19‘s damaging effects on food security and nutrition”, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) said in his opening remarks launching the new strategy: “We need to be more country-driven, innovative and work closely hand in hand”.
FAO’s comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme aims to avert a global food emergency during and after the pandemic while simultaneously working on medium to long-term development responses for food security and nutrition.
To provide a coordinate response that ensures access to nutritious food globally, resources and partnerships must be mobilise at country, regional and global level, requiring a $1.2 initial investment.
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