US contributes $10 million to support UN food agency

A $10 million contribution from the United States will assist the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its work on COVID-19 response and addressing threats to human, animal and environmental health, including future pandemics. 

According to a statement, the funding, announced on Thursday, will support the UN agency’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, part of its broader One Health programme .

The initiative helps safeguard human, animal, plant and environmental health throughout the food chain, from production to consumption and waste management. 

Sankulleh Janko reports.

US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack

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