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Celebrating 30 years of farmer field schools

Learn about an important role farmer field schools play in mobilizing and empowering small-scale farmers across the world.

News

New World Center for Sustainable Urban Food Systems launched

FAO Director-General urged cities around the world to redouble efforts to promote healthier and more sustainable urban diets.

Digital Report

Are we on track to achieve Agenda 2030?

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related Sustainable Development Goal indicators under FAO custodianship.

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FAO Director-General meets Queen Letizia of Spain

FAO’s Special Ambassador for Nutrition expresses concern about rising levels of obesity around the globe.

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Off track to meet food-related SDGs

The world is off track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal targets linked to hunger, food security and nutrition, according to a new FAO report.

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Preventing food loss and waste

Share your thoughts on best ways to reduce food loss and waste. Check out FAO's new online consultation.

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Fighting against locusts in Tajikistan

Learn how FAO helps local populations cope with locust infestations using modern technologies

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Countries at high risk of food insecurity

Early Warning Early Action report enables for early action before disasters occur to mitigate and prevent their impacts. Read the new edition.

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Viet Nam's family cinnamon producers

How the Forest and Farm Facility supported family farmers in Viet Nam to form cooperatives to boost their incomes.

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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