FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa to focus on COVID-19, hunger, locust outbreak and more

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Convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the 31st Session of the Regional Conference for Africa is to focus on the rising levels of hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic, locust outbreak and other significant issues.

“There is no other options than taking bold and accelerated collaborative actions to address these overlapping crises and build back better,” said FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa Abebe Haile-Gabriel.

In an opinion piece, the UN food agency Director-General QU Dongyu has urged solidarity and partnerships among and within African countries to combat rising hunger. The organization estimates that donors and affected countries have to double their investments from now until 2030 in order to drive progress.