The event, to be opened by FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, will focus on smallholder tea producers, reaffirming the commitment to support them and help them overcome the challenges they face.
An exhibition will be hosted in the Atrium at FAO HQ and a tea-tasting event will take place in the Flag Hall, both in collaboration with the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG).
The exhibition aims to educate visitors about the key role the sector plays for smallholders and rural livelihoods, and its contribution to the achievement of the SDGs. The celebration will also demonstrate the deep cultural heritage of tea as an age-old symbol of wellbeing. By engaging the UNWG, the event aims to showcase the significance of women along the tea value chain as well as to celebrate tea as a culture in societies globally.
Event 14:00 – 15:45 hours CEST (Rome time)
Interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish…