FAO-led initiative to tackle
11.10.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of yesterday, the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) has launched a new multi-partner initiative to protect biodiversity and improve food security, UN Radio report .
As to the report, this is a EUR45 million project funded by the European Commission; the project aims to help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries change eating habits away from consuming wildmeat, to other animal protein sources.
«Wildlife has ecological, social and economic value…This (programme) will protect wildlife species, conserve biodiversity, and maintain the essential ecological roles of wildlife. It will also help to secure the stocks and ecosystems services that are essential to the livelihoods of the poorest communities on the planet,» José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, emphasized while speaking at the launch of the initiative.