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NEWS

Fall Armyworm likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia

FAO offers its expertise to farmers and governments in the region on best ways to manage the invasive pest.

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Healthy soils are key to achieving Zero Hunger, peace and prosperity

FAO Director-General urges countries to scale up soils' potential to help address climate change.

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New skills, new hope

A mother-of-seven from South Sudan tells how learning skills at an FAO Farmer Field School has changed her life.

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FAO sounds alarm on overlooked emergencies

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti and the Sahel are among most severely underfunded crises.

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Fall Armyworm in Cabo Verde

See how FAO is helping farmers in Cabo Verde manage Fall Armyworm.

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Youth employment in agriculture in Africa

The conference runs between 20-21 August in Kigali, Rwanda. Find out more.

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How much do you know about healthy eating?

Dietary guidelines developed by FAO can help steer your choices.

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Not closed, not black but a living sea

Unleashing fish farming's untapped potential in the Black Sea for greater food security and improved livelihoods

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Alternatives to migration for Ethiopia's rural youth

After returning home from five years in Saudi Arabia, a young Ethiopian mother finds a new life, and hope, as a chicken farmer.

FAO’S WORK AND THE #GLOBALGOALS

FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

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FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

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FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

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FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

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FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

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FAO WORLDWIDE

FAO is an intergovernmental organization present in over 130 countries. The Organization is comprised of 194 Member States, two associate members and one member organization – The European Union.

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