Home Lockdowns must not disrupt food supply chains – FAO, AU After a meeting held last week between officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and agriculture ministers from all African Union member countries, a statement was issued declaring agriculture an “essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown”.

After a meeting held last week between officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and agriculture ministers from all African Union member countries, a statement was issued declaring agriculture an “essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown”.

After a meeting held last week between officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and agriculture ministers from all African Union member countries, a statement was issued declaring agriculture an “essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown”.

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