China pledges $50 million to FAO

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ROME: China announced a $50-million donation to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang made the announcement on Thursday in a speech at FAO ahead of World Food Day celebrations. It was his first visit to a United Nations agency since assuming office. Tackling the “silent crisis” of hunger and poverty is “a major challenge and common responsibility,” the premier said.
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