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FAO's emergency response in 2021

FAO aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021. As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people. FAO's emergency response in 2021 will focus on providing assistance to highly food-insecure communities in more than 30 countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Southern Madagascar: Government and UN sound the alarm on famine risk, urge action

Around 1.14 million people in the south of Madagascar are facing high levels of acute food insecurity, of which nearly 14 000 people are in ‘Catastrophe' (Phase 5 - the highest in the five-step scale of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

FAO Flagship publications

FAO’s “The State of the World” publications provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing global issues and challenges affecting the world today. These global reports primarily target policy-makers and decision-makers, but are also relevant to experts, academia, students, the media and the general public.

FAO Members Gateway

This website aims to offer the accredited Permanent Representations to FAO a dynamic tool to facilitate and support their participation in the work of the organization. 

Visit our FAO global website to learn more on our work and activities. The FAO global website is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. 



FAO upcoming activities

30-31 August 
SIDS Solution Forum

8 September
FAO-WFP Joint Monthly Briefings on the global food security situation. This fourth session will update on (i) food crisis issues within the UNFSS process and (ii) food security situation in Haiti and related response. Register here.
13 September
FAO Geneva Agriculture Trade Talks on the "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture Trade: latest developments", with Mr. MÁXIMO TORERO CULLEN, Chief Economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Register here.

14 September 2021
Join the 3 UN agencies for a high-level launch of 'A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing Agricultural Support to Transform Food Systems' report. Register here.

20 September 2021
Scientific partnerships to promote fruit and vegetable production”, organized in the context of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Register here. 

29 September 2021
IFAO elearning Academy - International Technical Webinar - Migration and youth in rural areas. Register here.

23 September
UN Food Systems Summit

27 September to 1 October
18th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)

29 September
International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
1-5 October
World Food Forum powered by Global Youth
16 October
World Food Day 2021