The ministry highlights the nation’s strategies to produce eco-friendly agricultural products and improve safe food
During the recent U.N. Food Systems Summit, Kim Hyeon-soo, the minister of agriculture, food, and rural affairs, addressed South Korea’s plan for food security, reported The Korea Times.
Kim emphasised the country’s strategies in improving access to sufficient amounts of nutritious and safe food, as well as ways to produce environmentally friendly agricultural products.
According to the ministry, such initiatives hope to support sustainable development goals (SDGs), which were discussed in detail at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
The summit is aimed at setting the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the U.N. SDGs by 2030. U.N. representatives, government officials, business leaders, researchers, and members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from more than 150 countries were present at the event.
“Minister Kim made it clear that Korea will be an active part of the fight against poverty, expansion of school nutrition programmes, and other global efforts for food security,” the ministry said in a press release.
The ministry also added that the U.N. event was helpful in pushing everyone to reach a consensus that the matter of food security should be addressed in a systematic manner.
“The government will capitalise on official development assistance to contribute to global security,” the ministry said.
Key areas conferred during the summit included how to nourish all people, advance equitable livelihoods, build resilience to vulnerabilities, boost nature-based solutions, decent work and empowered communities, shocks and stresses, and support means of implementation.
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