Beyond Producing Food, Agriculture Can Address Climate Change, Antimicrobial Resistance, FAO Director Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. highlights agriculture’s potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance
“The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed [Monday]. ‘Agriculture is at the very heart’ of a recent series of groundbreaking international agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change, … Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told ministers, and representatives of government, private sector, and civil society attending the biannual meeting of the agency’s Committee on Agriculture, according to a FAO news release…” (9/26).

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