IN FOCUS

Discover Aquastat

Explore FAO's new information system on water and agriculture.

Video

Empowering women through access to water

A cisterns project in the Sahel is boosting women's livelihoods and the nutrition of their children.

News

New forest education initiatives

FAO has announced two new forest education initiatives funded by Germany aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests.

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Podcast

Why forests matter to kids

In the latest FAO podcast, school children share their views on why forests matter.

In focus

SDG 6: Clean water

Find out about FAO's work towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 which focuses on making water use in agriculture more efficient, productive and environmentally friendly.

Social Media

Facebook Live: World Water Day

On World Water Day, FAO's Future of Food Talks series begins by exploring the issue of water scarcity and its effects on food production. Join in at 2:30pm CET.

News

Iceland, FAO to focus on healthy oceans

A new three-year partnership will spur joint work on illegal fishing, ghost gear and sustainable marine ecosystems.

Website

Safeguarding the planet's water resources

Water is a major input in the production of food, but competition for water is putting the planet’s water resources under increasing stress. Learn more.

Event

Programme and Finance Committees

The 126th Programme Committee and the 175th Finance Committee run from 18-22 March. Follow the links for each session's agenda.

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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