How AI Can Transform Global Agri-food Systems- FAO

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has stressed the importance of Artificial intelligence (AI), in revolutionising Afric-food system worldwide, urging
governments across the globe to invest massively in it.

The Director General, FAO, QU Dongyu, stated recently that AI and the ongoing digital revolution would inevitably transform the world and its agrifood systems.

He explained this at the Business Federations of the G7 (B7) meeting in Rome, adding that AI is not just a technological shift, but a force driving fundamental economic and social transformation at the broadest level, stressing that AI recognizes its power to bring potential benefits to a wide range of populations and to contribute to improved efficiency and sustainability.

According to him, “Digital agriculture can revolutionise how we produce, distribute and consume food.”

He enumerated the benefits to include improved pricing data, minimising food loss and waste, enhancing food safety and stimulating adoption of better seeds, fertilizer and sustainable practices.

The Director-General emphasised the central role that data plays in AI and digital technologies, noting that quality data is needed to train innovative tools and to accelerate actions such as agrifood systems transformation.

Qu also urged private-sector actors to increase their ambition for climate action and to show more accountability towards their supply chains and the communities in the countries from which they source, buy and sell their products.

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