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NEWS

Countries step up to tackle AMR

A new report finds wide discrepancies in countries' progress on addressing antimicrobial resistance.

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Fashion out of forests

Join Malaysian-born film star Michelle Yeoh on a journey to discover whether fashion can be more sustainable.

Event

Committee on Forestry

The 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) runs from 16-20 July. Access the agenda, documents and information on the side events.

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Keep up the fight against hunger

FAO's Director-General has urged Portuguese-speaking countries to keep the fight against hunger at the top of national political agendas.

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Building the #ZeroHunger Generation

Explore the educational resources portal that covers issues related to FAO's work to achieve Zero Hunger.

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7 secrets of forests

Here's how forests play a key role in our lives, and in a Zero Hunger world.

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What is Antimicrobial Resistance?

Find out about the role of agriculture in preventing the development of antimicrobial resistance.

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Time is running out for the world’s forests

Explore FAO's flagship forests progress report, the State of the World's Forests.

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Committee on Forestry seeks to accelerate SDGs efforts

Protecting and sustainably managing the planet's forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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 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 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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