Homepage  Homepage     Search on site  Search on site     To write the letter  To write the letter     Site map  Site map
Agro Perspectiva
We are on: 
   
 


Home > News > News

FAO Director-General introduces innovation agenda to Council

04.12.2019 09:07 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu vowed to boost transparency across the Organization and proposed new institutional structures to achieve stronger results in two key focus areas — innovation and the interests of vulnerable people in Small Island Developing States, Less Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries.

In his opening address to FAO’s Council, the Organization’s executive body, Qu noted that he was «committed to improving our ways of working through even greater inclusiveness, efficiency and accountability thereby strengthening the Organization to serve member countries and work for consumers and farmers».

He referred to his election campaign pledges, which included the need for FAO to focus on: food security and targeted poverty eradication; weaknesses in tropical agriculture; devoting more attention to dryland farming; promoting digital farming and digital rural development; and promoting actions to improve the agricultural environment for sustainable development and added that «all the actions, initiatives and measures taken so far, as well as the proposals presented to you today, are based on these fundamental goals.»

«Together, we will eradicate hunger and improve the livelihoods of people through better production, better nutrition, better environment and a better life,» Qu said to representatives of FAO’s Member States. «FAO’s success means sustainable food systems, prosperity for farmers and a healthy planet for future generations.»

The Director-General updated Council members on how he has sought to steer FAO since taking office on 1 August, starting with the Hand-in-Hand Initiative, an evidence-based, country-led and country-owned initiative to accelerate agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in particular eradicating poverty, hunger and all forms of malnutrition.He described the initiative which he has to date presented in around 150 bilateral meetings with government officials, the private sector, civil society and academia, as aligned with the ongoing reform of the United Nations Development System.

The initiative is «providing a technical foundation by bringing in a full spectrum of tools for the UN to achieve what needs to be done,» Qu said.

Changes inside FAO

Implementing the initiative will also be an «engine for internal change» at FAO. «Its successful implementation will require breaking down silos and increasing efficiency. It will be a tool to focus and sharpen FAO’s existing work to be more tangible and results-oriented at country level,» the Director-General said.

Qu outlined his commitment to promoting accountability and transparency at all levels, noting that FAO has just revamped its web page to make more information on agendas, meetings and specific projects rapidly available to the public. «Crowd power is the real power! Everyone can see what FAO is doing,» Qu said.

His address was designed to galvanize support from member states for proposed adjustments to FAO’s Programme of Work and Budget. Among the planned changes — all within a flat nominal budget — are a new Office for Innovation, which the Director-General said would strengthen rather than erode the capacity of FAO’s core technical departments. A dedicated office for Small Island Developing States, Less Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries would also be created to ensure that the special needs of these vulnerable populations and countries are met while freeing technical departments to focus on specific technical tasks rather than coordination, outreach and monitoring processes.

Along with statutory work, the 163d Session of the FAO Council also features numerous side events focused on the International Year on Plant Health 2020, FAO’s Global Action for Fall Armyworm control, World Soil Day and a panel on innovation in personalized nutrition.

Agro Perspectiva

< Harvesting campaign 2019: agrarians got 14.6 million tons sunseeds All news for
04.12.2019
FAO offers novel assessment of trees and forests in the worlds drylands >

01.12.2022  
04:16 Cargill announces acquisition of Owensboro Grain Company
03:14 FAO and Pacific nations weigh local innovations as solutions to growing climate and nutrition challenges
02:37 Global Environment Facility tasks FAO and IFAD to lead new $230 million agrifood systems transformation program
02:15 Cargill Appoints Brian Sikes as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dave MacLennan as Executive Chair of the Board
23.11.2022  
05:44 Australia sugar production for 2022/23 is estimated to rise slightly to 4.4 MMT
21.11.2022  
07:54 U.S. provides up to $20 mln for Grain from Ukraine initiative
07:25 Grain from Ukraine program foresees provision of at least 5 mln people with grain until end of spring 2023
16.11.2022  
10:02 World sugar production - 179.6 million tonnes - FAOs preliminary forecast
15.11.2022  
20:11 Rice. The 2022/23 global harvest is still envisaged to remain at an overall average level of 512.6 million tonnes
19:38 World wheat production is forecast to reach a record 784 million tonnes in 2022/23,
19:32 Alarming signs as the global food import bill set to rise to nearly US$2 trillion due to higher prices
10.11.2022  
13:35 Conflict on the Black Sea: a review of Ukraine sunflowerseed
08.11.2022  
08:12 Ukraine: FAO reinforces its presence to optimize technical and humanitarian assistance
02.11.2022  
09:52 Pork. Global production is forecast to rise 1 percent in 2023 to 111.0 million tons as production in China increases
09:33 Turkey raises tariff on imported sunflowerseed
09:24 India: The FSSAI's 2021 Draft Amendments to the Approval of Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients Regulation is now a Final Amendment in 2022
31.10.2022  
08:00 New $250 million USAID grant will boost FAOs efforts to strengthen global health security and agrifood systems
07:45 Global market overview onions
28.10.2022  
07:00 China: Worlds Largest Walnut Producer Turns to Exports
27.10.2022  
08:44 Credit Union Member Farmers in Ukraine Receive Free Fuel Through Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Program
24.10.2022  
13:37 EBRD commits up to EUR3 billion to Ukraine
21.10.2022  
17:00 European Commission and EIB initiate feasibility study to better connect Ukrainian and Moldovan railway networks with EU
14.10.2022  
20:15 EBRD and United Kingdom join forces to back Ukrenergo
20:11 Canada and EBRD join forces to support Ukraines Naftogaz
12.10.2022  
21:03 Strong Farmer Selling Sparks Argentina Exports
20:32 EU Corn Imports Remain High with Smaller Crop
10.10.2022  
19:54 Inflation in Ukraine up to 1.9% in Sept, to 24.6% in annual terms - statistics
09.10.2022  
10:54 Turkey Peach and Nectarine Prospects Continue to Ripen
09:32 EU27 sugar production for MY 2022/23 is forecast at 16 MMT
07.10.2022  
11:35 World Bank improves forecast for growth of Ukrainian economy in 2023 to 3.3%
11:17 Asia-Pacific countries urged to rapidly transform agrifood systems as hopes fade for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
11:11 Lower forecasts for 2022/23 global cereal output, utilization and trade
11:05 FAO Food Price Index drops for the sixth consecutive month
10:26 How sustainable forest management can enhance the worlds biodiversity
05.10.2022  
10:22 Turkeys pistachio production in MY 2022/23 is forecast to increase year-over-year to 210,000 MT
04.10.2022  
20:05 World Bank improves forecast for growth of Ukrainian economy in 2023 to 3.3%
12:11 Tackling food loss and waste: A triple win opportunity
28.09.2022  
08:47 EBRD expects Ukraines economy to contract by nearly a third in 2022
27.09.2022  
15:48 Farmers sowed 961,000 hectares of winter rapeseed
13.09.2022  
07:03 China vegetable oil imports plunge in 2021/22 but forecast to recover in 2022/23
05:00 India Imposes Export Restrictions on Certain Types of Rice
08.09.2022  
16:43 Famine in Somalia projected, lives of millions of people are at immediate risk, UN says
05.09.2022  
19:00 Lower cereal production outlook underpins downward revisions for utilization and stocks in 2022/23
18:55 World food commodity prices dip for fifth month in a row in August
31.08.2022  
08:55 BASF and Corteva Agriscience collaborate to deliver the future of weed control to soybean farmers
29.08.2022  
23:37 Ukraine and Moldova abolish permits for intl cargo transportation from Sept
14:57 Chile: Walnut production estimates in 165,000 MT in 2022/23 MY
25.08.2022  
14:12 Prices for rapeseed (non-GMO) at the western border of Ukraine fell to the level of USD530-550/t
09:55 The supply of wheat on the market is increasing
09:45 With higher food prices and pressing needs, UN team in Algeria calls for support for Sahrawi Refugees

Also available: 


NewsNews - News - News - News - News - News
BriefWeekly Reports - Free article
SubscriptionTariff - News&Reports
AdvertisingMagazine - Site
ConferencesForum AGRO-2013 - DAIRY WORLD-2008 - FERTILIZERS-2010
Statistics
For our clientsAgroNewsDaily - Ukrainian Grain&Oilseed Market - Fertilizers - Milk Monthly - Milk Weekly
About usAbout project - Contact
2002 -2022 © Agrarika, ltd.
tel.: +380 44 5934543; +380 44 5934540
e-mail: client@agroperspectiva.com