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Rural youth: embracing innovations

Learn how FAO projects ignite young people's enthusiasm for new technologies and innovations to transform the way we grow food and protect our environment.

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Tackling climate change in the Sahel

FAO’s leader calls for collaboration to provide people in the desert region with viable livelihoods and establish resilient agrifood systems.

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Understanding the SDGs

Learn more about each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will help our planet to overcome global economic, social and environmental challenges.

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Agriculture holds the key to offering nature-based solutions

FAO Director-General points to the need for change based on innovation, investments and inclusiveness.

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FAO at UNGA

Find out about FAO's participation at the UN General Assembly in New York (21-27 September).

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A Great Green Wall for Cities

FAO’s Director-General announces new plan to support nature-based solutions to climate change

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Peace, critical to tackling hunger

FAO experts Julius Jackson and Philip Priestley discuss the importance of conflict sensitive approaches to humanitarian work.

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41 countries need external assistance for food

Conflicts and adverse weather, notably rainfall deficits in much of Africa, are the main cause of high levels of food insecurity, says FAO in a new report.

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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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