Committee on Forestry focuses on how the forest sector can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19 recovery
QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General, and Giulia Di Tommaso, President and CEO of CropLife International, sign a Letter of Intent to explore new partnerships between the UN Agency and the private sector
FAO Director-General calls for “reverence of nature” and accelerated action on transforming food systems at UN Summit on Biodiversity
First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste observed on 29 September 2020

Media highlights



FAO Director-General calls for transformational change in the way we manage our forests and food systems that depend on them

Transformational change is needed in the way we manage our forests and their biodiversity, produce and consume our foods and interact with nature, if we want to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This was the key message of a speech delivered today by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu at the 25th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO).


FAO and CropLife International strengthen commitment to promote agri-food systems transformation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and CropLife International today renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.


Biodiversity is a bulwark for people, societies, economies and food security

Biodiversity underpins most of the world’s economic activities, particularly in the agri-food sector, so the pace of its erosion must be contrasted with holistic and collective efforts, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said at UN Summit on Biodiversity.