FAO Assistant Director-General Modibó Traoré delivered the keynote at the first SAVE FOOD Congress. em>
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is at the forefront of international efforts to combat hunger. In the FAO both, the developed countries and developing countries are represented.
“We have chosen to partner up with Messe Düsseldorf for SAVE FOOD because we want a more equitable world and a world which is aware of its resources. The right to food is a basic human right. But this right yet remains to be realized for the estimated 925 Million undernourished people around the world. To feed a growing population we have no other option than to increase production sustainability which should include making the best use of food that are already produced. As global citizens we need to understand this and our role and responsibility. I hope that from now everybody will take very seriously his responsibility and engage actively in the fight against food losses because I think it is about the sustainability of our planet.”.