Then, the purpose of the UN in 2021 is to promote especially the following SDGs:
And as we are bananas, we would like to highlight the importance of the measures related to our International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Because the period 2016-2025 was also proclaimed the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.
What can we do to participate?
It was on December 19th, 2019 when 2021 was declared the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. In its resolution (Resolution of the UN A/RES/74/244), several calls for action were collected. The UN encourages all stakeholders to work together as follows:
But public organisations can also work hand-in-hand with private ones for the purpose set out in the mentioned Resolution: “to integrate smallholders into global production, value and supply chains for the sustainable production and consumption of fruits and vegetables”.
And, last but not least, we can all contribute to combat the loss and waste of fruits and vegetables.
Thus, to achieve all that, the UN stresses that ”the costs of all activities … should be met through voluntary contributions, including from the private sector”. So, let’s contribute and support the International Year of fruits and Vegetables!.