Expanded partnership to tackle climate change and develop digital innovations for rural smallholders.
FAO is entering an innovative strategic partnership with Unilever aimed at helping countries in their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and tackle climate change, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever and SDG Advocate, signed a Letter of Intent to help ensure better access to food and the promotion of sustainable agriculture, in New York, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
“FAO is excited to partner with Unilever. Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires commitment and action. Through this alliance, we will be able to positively impact the lives of family farmers and consumers and advance towards more sustainable production and consumption,” Graziano da Silva said after the meeting with Polman at the FAO New York Office.
The FAO Director-General also invited the CEO of Unilever to continue the high-level dialogue with a follow up meeting at FAO in Rome.
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