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Growing future farmers

A project in Kenya is helping students realize their potential in agriculture.

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Producing more with less

In aquaponics, waste from fish helps fertilize plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. Producing more food with less resources is part of the future of agriculture.

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Sisterhood success

'I have offered jobs to poor women who are not graduates. Their only degrees are their arms and their hands.' How three women in Tunisia created job opportunities to beat poverty and hunger.

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Spreading the digital opportunity

FAO’s Director-General, addressing agriculture ministers from around the world, emphasizes the need to promote access to new technologies by smallholders.

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Farming futures

Digital services are changing the way farmers do business, and are providing an opportunity for young people to get involved in agriculture. Learn more.

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FAO Awards nominations

Nominations are now open for the FAO Awards that honour outstanding contributions to global food security. Submit your nomination by 31 January 2019.

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Senegal's smartphone farmers

FAO's podcast explores how smartphone apps are helping farmers in Senegal and Rwanda.

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FAO's work in fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture provide food, nutrition and a source of income to around 820 million people worldwide. Find out about FAO’s work in the sector.

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Global risks report

The new Early Warning Early Action report provides a forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture for the first quarter of 2019.

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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