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Great green future

Using science to combat desertification in the Sahel.

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South Sudan: record number of people facing critical lack of food

Delayed rains, high food prices and the impacts of conflict and displacement have pushed more people into hunger, according to new analysis.

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Global Environment Facility approves $179 million to support FAO-led projects

The new funding boosts efforts to combat deforestation, desertification, climate change and to strengthen food systems.

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Renewing solidarity for Africa

A more ambitious second phase of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund will forge broader partnerships to tackle the challenges facing the continent.

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What did you dream of becoming when you were a child?

For more than 150 million children, childhood means work.

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Tackling child labour in agriculture

On World Day Against Child Labour, FAO urges greater attention to addressing child labour in local food supply chains.

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Turn the tide on plastic

Our daily choices matter: 5 ways to reduce our reliance on plastic.

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The many faces of agricultural innovation

Learn about the variety of FAO’s work in harnessing innovation in a range of agriculture sectors around the world to promote food security, food safety and nutrition.

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Bridging the digital divide

FAO’s chief emphasizes the need for a sustainable and inclusive digitalization of agriculture for family farmers to benefit.

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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