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Job opportunities across the food chain

African countries urged to explore job opportunities for rural young people across the food chain.

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Save the seeds

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is one piece of a global network protecting plant genetic resources for our future food.

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Hunger uptick in Africa can be reversed

At a Zero Hunger event during the Africa Regional Conference, FAO's Director-General says efforts must be redoubled to build resilience.

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Healthy forests crucial for sustainable development

International forests conference concludes with call for political will and concerted action across all relevant sectors to halt deforestation.

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Africa Regional Conference

See news and photos from the recent 30th FAO Africa Regional Conference in Khartoum, Sudan.

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Regional Conferences

This year, FAO Regional Conferences will be held around the world. See the dates and find out more.

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FAO's work on Geospatial

Geospatial data is vital in helping us achieve Zero Hunger. Find out more.

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An insurance policy for our food

The International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources plays a big part in safeguarding the world's seeds for future generations. Find out how.

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10 things to know about forests

Did you know a quarter of all modern medicines come from tropical forest plants? Here are nine other facts you may not know about forests.

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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