FAO Regional Office for Africa
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Regional Initiatives

FAO focusses its work in the Region through three regional initiatives, responding to the priorities of Member Countries and achieving demonstrable impact in a time bound manner.

Family Farming Knowledge

This platform gathers quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications.

Achieving SDGs around the globe - country good practices

FAO Representatives across the world are sharing good practices being implemented in their regions and countries with a view to achieving the SDGs.

Empowering women

Francesca Brenda Opoku is an agribusiness and entrepreneur who has over the years benefited from FAO’s support. Through her business she has been able to employed, other women in her sheabutter processing industry to empower them and also provide them with sustainable livelihood. 


In depth

Beware of job scams

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) wishes to warn the public of fraudulent schemes purporting to offer or soliciting applications for internships or employment or business opportunities on behalf FAO or of FAO officials. FAO strongly recommends that prospective applicants and recipients carefully verify the authenticity of solicitations and offers before sending any response. Electronic communications should be disregarded if they originate from other than a legitimate FAO e-mail account. 

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. FAO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants. FAO conducts its procurement in accordance with transparent processes through the UN Global Market Place. 

Any request deviating from these standard practices should be rejected. Suspicious communications purportedly from, for or on behalf of the FAO should be reported to FAO at the following email address [email protected]. Fraudulent schemes may also be reported to the local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.