Strengthened partnership with FAO aims to help solve key global Consumer Protection issues on food

19 Apr 2017

Consumers International is delighted to announce a collaborative agreement with the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) that will aim to work towards safer, more sustainable and equitable food systems for everyone.

The agreement, which will strengthen Consumers International’s existing partnership with the FAO, recognises that consumers around the world can be a powerful force for change towards solving consumer protection issues on food.

As part of this new partnership, Consumers International will be given enhanced access to the FAO’s wealth of knowledge and information on global food systems while FAO will work more closely with CI’s extensive global membership that brings together over 200 consumer organisations in more than 100 countries.

Both organisations will use their global networks to raise consumer awareness around key food issues in relation to areas such as international trade, food labelling and antibiotic resistance.


Amanda Long, Director General at Consumers International, said “The need for food is one of the things that unites us all - we all need to eat. But sometimes the food we consume can be unsafe, unsustainable and unhealthy. Consumers have a vital role in driving change in the food industry and ensuring everyone has access to the food they need. We are excited to start a closer relationship with FAO to deliver real change for consumers everywhere.

FAO is pleased to step up our collaboration with Consumers International because consumers are a vital part of the Zero Hunger equation. Consumer demand can be a powerful force in shaping better food supply systems for all” said FAO’s Director General José Graziano da Silva at the signing ceremony at FAO in Rome.

Find out more about the work Consumers International has done with its members to promote safer, healthier and more sustainable food systems for consumers.

You can also visit the FAO website to learn more about the mission to support countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.

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