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FAO hails UN Security Council Resolution on hunger and conflict

"We strongly welcome this unprecedented move by the Security Council".

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Biodiversity's fragile web

Discover the intricate, invisible ecosystem connections that make up the planet's biodiversity, and what a drop in biodiversity could mean for our future.

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Alternatives to migration for Ethiopia's rural youth

After returning home from five years in Saudi Arabia, a young Ethiopian mother finds a new life, and hope, as a chicken farmer.

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Cutting food loss and waste

Up to one third of all food is lost or wasted, even though there are 815 million hungry people in the world. Find out about FAO's work to cut food loss and waste.

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"I pray that my grandchildren will prosper"

Mehaou is a grandmother in Niger who has been able to better provide for her family, through FAO and the African Solidarity Trust Fund support.

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159th FAO Council

The Council is the executive arm of FAO's governing body and the 159th Session is on 4-8 June 2018. Visit the Council portal for the latest documents.

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A world without bees

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A huge livestock vaccination campaign is underway in South Sudan to help people who depend on cattle for their survival.

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Learn more about the FAO Regional Office for Africa and our work to achieve Zero Hunger.

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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