The Director-General also expressed appreciation for the fruitful FAO-Japan collaboration in Africa, which has led to the development of efficient and inclusive rice value chains, a better measurement of food loss and waste among food industries, and the strengthening of Small and Medium Enterprises.
"We continue to count on Japan's generosity in scaling up its support to the improvement of nutrition in Africa," said the FAO chief.
Qu made the remarks at a NEPAD-JICA event focused on improving nutrition across Africa through the Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (IFNA).
The Director-General's participation at the event is part of a week-long visit to Japan - his first trip abroad since taking the helm of the UN agency on 1 August 2019.
Speaking to African heads of states, agriculture ministers and representatives of the Japanese government, the Director-General made a strong case for the need to step up hunger-fighting actions in Africa.
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