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NEWS

Fighting Fall Armyworm

“Farmer education and community action are critical".

News

Responsible agricultural supply chains

FAO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) call for responsible investment in agriculture, and launch a new supply chains pilot project.

Event

Africa Regional Conference

The 30th FAO Africa Regional Conference is underway in Khartoum, Sudan this week. See the meeting page for the agenda and other documents.

MORE FROM FAO

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New partnership to boost food security

Four major French research and high-level education institutions will join forces with FAO to help achieve the 2030 Agenda.

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Christine's school without walls

Find out how Christine in Uganda, and other farmers around the world, have improved their skills through Farmer Field Schools.

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Regional Conferences

This year, FAO Regional Conferences will be held around the world. See the dates and find out more.

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Fall Armyworm in Cabo Verde

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

Story

Floating cages, hidden treasures

How smart fish farming is helping young people in Guinea-Bissau.

Story

Our oceans are haunted

How “ghost fishing” is devastating our marine environments.

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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