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Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate food insecurity

39 countries need food assistance, according to a new crop prospects report.

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Cox’s Bazar stove project launch

Families living in the world’s largest refugee camp are receiving cooking stoves as part of a joint UN project to protect the environment and build resilience for people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

In Action

Morogoro’s best farmer

Godfrey grows rice in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania, using an FAO method that produces greater yields with less water.

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Gender equality and FAO

When rural women have access to resources, services and opportunities, they become a driving force against hunger. Learn more.

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Sisterhood success

'I have offered jobs to poor women who are not graduates. Their only degrees are their arms and their hands.' How three women in Tunisia created job opportunities to beat poverty and hunger.

In focus

Global hunger continues to rise

Climate extremes are one of the main reasons behind the increase. Explore the digital report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World that explains the latest numbers on hunger.

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How my country is supporting FAO’s work

We all need to work together for a Zero Hunger world. See where your country stands with its contribution and how it supports the work of FAO.

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How climate change will affect global trade in food

A new report looks at how global food markets can help fight climate-related hunger.

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How can we transform our food systems?

FAO asks Dr Lawrence Haddad from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition about transforming our food systems to nourish a growing population.

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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