A new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned the world must prepare for more shocks from the exposure of the food sector around the world to new crises.
The International Organization said in a report released today, Tuesday in Rome, that agriculture is exposed to risks such as climate change in particular, compared to other economic sectors.
The diet must therefore become more biologically and socio-economically resilient to ensure that millions of people remain nourished.
The authors of the FAO report added that an estimated 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet today.
And they could increase by an additional billion if a shock to the economic system cuts their incomes by a third.
There is also a risk of higher prices in the event of dietary disturbances, such as extreme weather conditions or animal and plant diseases.
Developing and emerging countries are especially vulnerable.
“The pandemic has exposed both the resilience and fragility of our agri-food systems,” said Qu Dongyu, FAO Director General.
Even before COVID-19, the UN agency believed the world was not on track to deliver on its promise to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
The UAE strengthens its cooperation with the “FAO” to eradicate hunger in the world
The UAE has strengthened its strategic partnership with the FAO with two agreements, as part of its pioneering efforts to improve global food security.
And the two agreements on the project “Hand in Hand Zimbabwe – Project for the Restoration and Integration of Small-scale Farms” and the renewal of the support of the Trust Fund for the FAO Sub-Regional Office for the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen “SNG”.
This is part of the UAE’s pioneering efforts to improve global food security, improve food systems and food production and contribute to eradicating world hunger.
The two agreements aim to deepen the partnership between the UAE and “FAO” by actively contributing to the organization’s projects, which in turn aim to provide sustainable food for many of the most deprived regions around the world.