As part of joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is committed to increase its delivery of digital financial transfers to beneficiaries by almost 50 percent.
“We must make sure that farmers and rural population are empowered to participate in and benefit from the digital world. This partnership is a signal of our commitment to leave no one behind. Cash in digitized form will open numerous doors for people engaged in small-scale agri-food activities and offer great benefits. It is a high road to resilience,” said the Director-General QU Dongyu.
The new collaboration holds significant promise, as the UN food agency has already reached over 19 million people in more than 55 countries with cash as well as voucher programmes.
It must be mentioned here that FAO is taking big steps to embrace and produce digital solutions under Director-General QU’s leadership.