Pleased to open #GFFA's Agri Ministers Conf w/ @antonioguterres @JuliaKloeckner @WFPChief & @jwojc. #COVID19 has spurred innovation in agri- #FoodSystems. Let's keep up this momentum & work together. @FAO is doing its part through #HandinHand, #FoodCoalition, #OneHealth & more.
At #GFFA today, @FAODG underscored the importance - in the wake of COVID-19 - of continued global cooperation to find new ways to strengthen the sustainability of agri-food systems, and outlined FAO and its partners' role in this.
To date, USD 210M has been raised to fight the 🦗 upsurge in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
With this funding, @FAO's collective efforts have protected over 2.9M tonnes of cereal, enough to feed 20M people for a year.
USD 38M is still urgently needed!
At the launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, @FAO pledged intensified action to end child labour in agriculture.
Economic impact of #COVID19 threatens to undermine efforts to improve diets & nutrition of nearly 2 billion people in Asia-Pacific, already unable to afford healthy diets prior to pandemic, says a report published today by 4 agencies of the UN #SOFI2020:
.@FAO releases a new publication for #GFFA on how countries can feed the world in times of pandemics and #climatechange.
Read, #RT and follow these hashtags #OneWorld #OneHealth #LowCarbonLivestock #ZeroHunger
New @FAO report on opportunities for innovation in livestock systems to tackle both pandemics and climate change:
Excellent discussion at today's #GFFA @FAO event on #OneHealth & #COVID19 w/ @JuliaKloeckner, @thoko_didiza, @CHblw’s C. Hoffer, J. Khodjaev & @Syngenta’s CEO E. Fyrwald. FAO supports One Health approach & we need innovation to build back better.
Innovative solutions in agri-food systems helped households and countries contain disruptions in food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more will be required to "build back better and build back greener" - @FAODG at #GFFA today.
News: As funding dries up, East Africa's locust "air force" could be grounded whilst another wave of the scourge takes flight
There is a real possibility this upsurge could be brought to an end this year but activities must carry on - @FAO
Outbreaks of #PPR (goat & sheep plague) fell by two-thirds in recent years.
The decrease of the highly contagious animal disease is due to the impact of vaccination campaigns in over 50 countries.
Challenges remain but PPR eradication is in sight.
🦗🦗This time last year, swarms of desert locusts began spreading to countries in the Horn of Africa, devastating crops and people’s livelihoods.
🎙️One year on we ask @FAO Keith Cressman if we are winning the fight 👉
News: Eradication of Peste des petits ruminants ( #PPR) disease (sheep & goat plague) in sight
Outbreaks of the highly contagious animal disease fell by two-thirds in recent years-raising hopes for meeting the global eradication goal by 2030
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