Towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the FSN Forum are running an open online discussion to involve interested parties in the process leading towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture.

Earlier this year, governments and international organizations decided to establish a council that would help realise the opportunities offered by digitalisation to increase agricultural productivity, while improving environmental sustainability and rural livelihoods.

FAO has been tasked with developing a concept note on what this digital council should look like and how it should function, and this online discussion invites colleagues to contribute their views and ideas to this process.The online discussion Towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture has attracted so far many comments, but the discussion is not over and will close on 8 November.


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During this online exchange, participants share their views and ideas on the concept note for the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture, which is currently being developed by FAO in consultation with the World Bank, African Development Bank, IFAD, WFP, OECD, WTO, ITU, OIE and CTA.

The Council’s aim will be to help realize the opportunities offered by digitalization to increase agricultural productivity, while improving environmental sustainability and rural livelihoods.

Please read the full introduction to this discussion in Arabic, Chinese, English, FrenchRussian or Spanish on the FSN Forum website.

As always, you can take part by posting your comment directly online in any of the six UN languages or by sending an email to [email protected].


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