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Antimicrobial resistance and the future of our food

Discover the challenges in the fight against AMR in food and agriculture.

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Indigenous food systems hold answers for Zero Hunger

Indigenous traditional knowledge and food systems may hold the answers we are looking for to achieve Zero Hunger, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.

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What over-using antibiotics really means

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat that requires a global response. Watch to find out what you can do to keep antimicrobials working for everyone.

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Joint UN briefing on food security

The heads of the Rome-based UN food agencies brief UN Member Countries on the rise in global food insecurity and what needs to be done to reach Zero Hunger.

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Preventing antimicrobial misuse across the Asia-Pacific region

New AMR publication has been launched and global partnership expanded to tackle a major health threat.

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Programme and Finance Committees

The 125th Session of the Programme Committee and the 173rd Session of the Finance Committee run from 12-16 November. Visit the event pages to see the agenda.

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How can we stop antimicrobial resistance?

Farmers have a critical role to play in stemming the spread of AMR.

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Indigenous crops: our new rising stars

Indigenous or traditional crops were once underutilized but are now getting their turn in the spotlight.

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Improving diets by reducing food loss and waste

A new policy brief calls for action to prioritize the reduction of food loss and waste as a way of improving people’s access to nutritious and healthy food.

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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