BRI provides opportunity to achieve sustainable agriculture development: UN Official

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative has provided immense opportunity with countries and regions to achieve sustainable agriculture development, a United Nations official said here Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

Vincent Martin, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative in China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, said China has achieved incredible success in terms of providing food to its people over the last decades.

"China also changed its agriculture pattern towards more sustainable practices through a series of measures from policy reform, implementation of new technologies, and researches in agriculture, which is important not only for China but for the rest of the world," said Martin while attending a summit on Belt and Road Agrifood and trade.

Martin said what China has achieved can be learned from and shared with by countries and regions along the Belt and Road.

"It's a lesson for all to learn how China produces food and how China ensures food and nutrition security," he said.

"Hong Kong also plays a crucial role in the development of sustainable agriculture as a financial hub where concentrates commerce and trade of agrifood products," he added.

The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, aiming to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Editor: 曹家宁