On December 12, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, signed a new framework agreement for the period of 2018 to 2021.
This agreement aims to give new momentum to the partnership between France and the FAO. Its goal is to support the transition to sustainable agricultural and food-production systems to better meet the challenges of food and nutritional security and the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda: the sustainable management of natural resources, the fight against climate change, and rural job creation. It also confirmed France’s commitment to promoting agroecology and family farms, soil management, and gender equality.
We will continue to discuss all of these subjects with the FAO on a regular basis, in conjunction with all concerned French institutions (French Development Agency and research institutes), which were largely involved in drafting the agreement signed on December 12.