United nations recently declared 2021 the international year of fruits and vegetables. this declaration was made to promote the production, consumption, and trade of fruits and vegetables, which are essential components of a healthy diet and provide essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. additionally, fruits and vegetables are a major source of income for many small-scale farmers in developing countries.
the international year of fruits and vegetables was declared in 2021 and is being implemented globally. the year seeks to increase access to fruits and vegetables for all people, promote sustainable production and consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduce food loss and waste, and promote the use of technology to improve production, processing, and marketing of fruits and vegetables.
finally, the international year of fruits and vegetables is aimed at increasing awareness of the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, promoting research and innovation in the production, processing, and marketing of fruits and vegetables, strengthening regional and international cooperation in the production, processing, and marketing of fruits and vegetables, promoting the development of policies and regulations that support the production, consumption, and trade of fruits and vegetables, promoting the use of traditional and modern agricultural practices to increase production and improve quality, promoting the use of environmentally friendly packaging and transport systems, and promoting the use of digital technologies to improve access to markets and increase the efficiency of production and trade. these initiatives are meant to help people around the world access fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables, while also promoting sustainable and responsible production and consumption.