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FAO in focus

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme

FAO launches the new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme outlining seven key priority areas. The UN Agency also calls for joint coordinated global response to support food and agriculture. The agency is calling for $1.2 billion in initial investment to support the needs of the new programme.

FAO activities this month

30 November - 4 December 2020

165th Session of the FAO Council. Read more here. 


Wednesday, 2 December 2020 (3:00 pm-4:30 pm - CET)

Webinar: “Measuring poverty at the project level: An assessment of the performance of the Simple Poverty Scorecard”, organised by the FAO Technical Network on Poverty Analysis (Think-PA). Register to participate here.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 (1pm-3pm - EST)

High-level side-event "Transforming agrifood systems and fostering inclusive rural development in the context of COVID-19 to end rural poverty" organized FAO with DESA, IFAD and WFP, in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China and the European Union. Registration is open here.


Thursday, 3 December 2020 (4 pm CET)

High-Level Dialogue on the Establishment of the International Platform for Digital Food and Agriculture. The proceedings, including a question-and-answer session, will be shown via webcast (click here) and Zoom (click here).


Friday, 4 December 2020 (1 pm CET)

World Soil Day - "Keep the soil alive, protect soil biodiversity" Cerimony

Interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish will be available. See the agenda here. More details on the commemorations here. Register to attend the event here or join the webcast here.


2020 marks the 75th anniversary of FAO

Read more on the celebrations and on FAO work here.