UN Calls For 'repurposing' Farm Subsidies Harming Environment
Umer Jamshaid 11 days ago Tue 14th September 2021 | 06:30 PM
Paris, Sept 14 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Sep, 2021 ) :Farming subsidies worth around $500 billion doled out by governments every year must be repurposed, three UN agencies warned on Tuesday, citing the environmental and social damage they cause.
Released ahead of a UN food systems summit next week, the agencies' report is a "wake-up" for governments to rethink their agricultural support schemes, Food and Agriculture Organization director general Qu Dongyu said in a statement.
"Agricultural support is not providing desirable results for sustainability and human health, but repurposing it can be a game changer," the report said.
This aid can prompt the overuse of agrochemicals and natural resources, and the cultivation of a single crop, according to the report.