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News in Brief 21 October 2020

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Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty

Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world’s food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

That paradox is one of the major challenges facing FAO as it tries to help countries reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Maria Helena Semedo, speaking at UN Headquarters where she was attending the recent high level political forum on the SDGs.