Highlights

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In focus
FAO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn what FAO is doing with regard to the current pandemic and its impacts on food and agriculture. Check out FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme.

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Event
165th FAO Council

The Council is the executive arm of FAO's governing body. Visit the Council portal to catch up on the 165th Session (30 November-4 December 2020).

In focus
FISH4ACP for sustainable fisheries

The new FAO-coordinated initiative will help ensure the economic, social and environmental sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Find out more.

Event
Coming up: World Soil Day Celebration - 4 December

Virtual celebration will focus on the importance of soils’ diversity for agri-food systems. A new FAO report “State of knowledge of soil biodiversity” will also be launched. Find out how to join in.

From the DG
Opening statement by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu for the 165th Session of FAO Council

FAO Director-General updates the Council on FAO's most important activities, shares the status of implementation for the decisions of the last Council session and presents new proposals and initiatives.

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Soils should have rights too

Stories

Soils should have rights too

A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of FAO’s key areas of work

Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance is here and now

Learn what can be done to overcome the dangerous threat by reviewing some FAO’s key materials on AMR.

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Digital Agriculture

In East Africa, a race to outsmart locusts with drones and data

With the COVID-19 emergency, East Africa continues to struggle with another crisis - the locust upsurge. Mobile phones, drones and satellites can help win this...

Country Showcase

The brand new FAO country showcase is a space where Member Countries can highlight their agricultural systems, innovations and food products. Take a worldwide tour of local agriculture, beautiful landscapes and typical crops and food. More countries will be available in the upcoming months.

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

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Philippines
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Chile
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Mexico
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Peru

Andean Agriculture, Peru, 2011

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Algeria
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Tunisia
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United Arab Emirates
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Egypt

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