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).

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In focus
FAO in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Gender-based violence affects the health, resilience and productive capacity of survivors, but also has a devastating impact on agricultural productivity, food security, and nutrition. Read a story of Samira from Kyrgyzstan who with FAO support managed to get back on her feet.

News
FAO urges G20 to support farmers, protect the vulnerable and invest in innovation

Director-General QU Dongyu speaks at the G20 Leaders' Summit

From the DG
Director-General praises FAO partners and invites them to scale up funding for agri-food systems transformation and sustainable agriculture

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today thanked Members of the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) for their financial support and invited them to strengthen their collaboration with the Organization to transform agri-food systems and build sustainable agriculture, particularly to fight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Data

How a visionary in Rwanda is growing potatoes in the air

Stories

How a visionary in Rwanda is growing potatoes in the air

Innovative aeroponic systems help tackle some traditional challenges for agriculture

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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