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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, renewed calls for the transformation of global agrifood systems at an International Conference on Food Security in Uzbekistan

09 September 2023

The conference, held in Samarkand on 7-8 September, was organized by the Government of Uzbekistan with the technical support of FAO.

It was aimed to review the current state of food security in the world, deliberate on some key agrifood systems challenges, and identify solutions in the Central Asia region and beyond.

This conference "is an important opportunity to review the state of global food security in the context of agrifood systems transformation, on the path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)," Qu said in his opening remarks to the conference.

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