Beijing News (Reporter Wang Ping) On September 7, Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, delivered a video speech at the 2020 China International Trade in Services Forum Food Modern Supply Chain Development and Investment Forum. He said that China has made great progress in grain trading and food system upgrades. It has taken a series of measures to stabilize grain production and actively promoted international cooperation to create a strong food system.
Qu Dongyu said that this forum provides an important platform to promote constructive dialogue, allowing all stakeholders to work together to establish a strong food safety platform. Especially under the epidemic situation, people attach great importance to the food safety system. Due to various restrictions imposed by the epidemic situation, various countries may affect food-related logistics services and the entire food supply chain.
He said that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is at the forefront of solving the epidemic problem and has issued some measures to solve the new crown epidemic problem, clarifying seven main areas, two of which are related to the food system, including the issue of food transactions by stakeholders, Concerning the upgrading of the food system. “I am very happy to see that China has made great progress in this regard.” Qu Dongyu said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has been actively cooperating with other countries and international organizations to build a strong food system.
In terms of promoting smallholder production and addressing consumer demand, China has adopted a series of measures to stabilize grain production. E-commerce platforms and companies have implemented many innovative ideas to promote grain trading and increase the trading volume of agricultural products. At the same time, the big data platform is used to monitor the information of related food products and monitor the food flow across the country.
Qu Dongyu said that China is a pioneer and has played an important role in South-South cooperation among food farmers. “In the past ten years, China has been working closely with the International Food and Agriculture Organization and the South-South Cooperation Platform. Many Chinese experts and technicians have gone to various villages to cooperate with farmers. They have introduced technological innovations and increased food production and farmers. This has effectively improved food safety and people’s livelihoods.”
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