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How much do you really know about migration?

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The State of Food and Agriculture.

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Make migration a choice, maximize the positives

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 urges that policies should not stem or accelerate migration but maximize the contribution of rural migration to economic and social development while minimizing the costs.

World Food Day

Our actions are our future

The world has set a challenge to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, and everyone has a role to play. Find out how you can join in.

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“Let's act to achieve a Zero Hunger world”

Actor Lambert Wilson commits to fighting hunger in the world with FAO, and invites all of us to act to eradicate hunger.

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“There is no time to lose”

Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the opening assembly of the Committee on World Food Security that there is no time to lose to reverse negative hunger and obesity trends.

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Committee on World Food Security

The 45th meeting of the Committee on World Food Security runs from 15-19 October. Access the programme and find out more.

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Cooking with respect

How chefs' respect for food is helping achieve Zero Hunger.

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When dreams take flight

As a boy, Lowell dreamed of helping farmers in his community. Now, with the help of drones, those dreams are reality.

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“My life is so different now”

An innovative scheme in a refugee settlement in Kenya produces nutritious fresh food and brings refugees closer to their Kenyan hosts.

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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