Japan pledges to develop “sustainable systems” to tackle global food insecurity

Japanese Prime Minister, Suga YoshihideHe has promised that his country will “develop sustainable systems” to address global food insecurity.

Suga made the statement while sending a video message to the “UN Summit on Food Systems” held within the framework of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Suga said that the epidemic of the new type of coronavirus and the increase in natural disasters had increased global food insecurity and drew attention to the “hunger problem.”

“While we share our concerns about the state of the world’s food, including ending hunger, it is important that we approach food production and distribution systematically,” he said.

Noting that the criterion for achieving production sustainability is “increased use of innovation and digitization,” Suga said, “Japan will encourage the development of sustainable food systems to reduce environmental problems, including decarbonization, in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors.”

Suga said his country will also lead the development of free and fair trade in the food sector.

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