"Agriculture for development" aids end of hunger, poverty by 2030

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Kostas Stamoulis. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Not enough has been done yet to harness the power of "agriculture for development" in order to meet the global goals of ending hunger and poverty by 2030.

That's the firm view of Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

He was at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, leading a discussion on how FAO is supporting Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

FAO says that failing to act now to make food systems more resilient to climate change will "seriously compromise" food production in many regions and jeopardize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Matthew Wells asked Mr Stamoulis to outline FAOs key development concerns.

Duration: 4'17"

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