2021 Food Systems Summit: Morocco Calls for Environment-Friendly Approach
Rome – Morocco called Thursday in Rome on balancing between the adoption of environment-friendly approaches and adequate production in order to meet growing needs of the world population.
Speaking at meetings organized by the Group of Friends for the UN Food System Summit 2021 (GoFFSS), Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Rome, ambassador Youssef Balla stressed the need to improve agricultural practices using technological solutions that take into account climate change for water and soil management, are adapted to local needs and are accessible to small farmers and SMEs.
The ambassador highlighted the importance of placing solutions in a local context, including cultural specificities that could in some cases present a barrier to implementing change, as well as the need for technical capacity building, and access to finance for small-scale farmers in rural areas.
GoFFSS held series of meetings from April 12 to 16 to discuss ‘Consultation on Wave 1 of emerging propositions for collective action.’