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

19 April 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.

FAO Director General, Graziano Da Silva and Consumers International's Director General, Amanda Long,
shake on our new memorandum of understanding (MoU)

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 our 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.

Our View

 “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 delivery real change for consumers everywhere.

Amanda Long, Director General, Consumers International

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.