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IN ACTION

Facing climate change together

Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. Find out how FAO supports farmers in West Africa to adapt and strengthen their resilience.

In focus

Climate Smart Agriculture

A digital resource on Climate Smart Agriculture explains how to sustainably increase productivity while reducing greenhouse gases.

World Food Day

Imagining a zero hunger world

The winners of this year's World Food Day drawing competition have just been announced. See the colourful posters from around the world.

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Zero Hunger

5 remarkable landscapes

Terraced hills of the Andes, rice paddies of southern China, and oasis systems of the Maghreb. Discover these time-tested agricultural traditions that help create a #ZeroHunger world.

Publication

Better understanding trade

See FAO's series of publications available on trade issues.

Website

FAO and Trade

Increased agricultural trade is an essential component of most countries’ development strategies. Find out about FAO’s role in trade.

Video

We only have #OnePlanet

We only have #OnePlanet to call home, and it's threatened by climate change. Watch astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s story.

News

Boosting family farmers' export potential

A new project is helping bolster the export potential of small-scale quinoa growers, beekeepers and coffee producers in Latin America.

Story

"My wish is to have a permanent job"

Syrian refugees in Turkey are learning new job skills to help build new lives.

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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