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Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factors

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Trade is a way that countries can tap into their own local advantages and close food security gaps, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. “Every country has a different situation and FAO has to deal with all these differences,” he said during an FAO-WHO joint high-level panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture exploring the theme of “Harnessing trade for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2“.

The goal that FAO pursues is to “improve efficiency” with an eye to sustainability, natural resources and the environment, he added. Balancing agriculture and environmental factors is something every country, independent of their economic development stage, will have to do to improve production and efficiency, the Director-General said.
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