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"I hope to give my child a bright future"

In Nepal, a changing climate means Laxmi needs to change the way she farms.


Fisheries Facts

To mark World Fisheries Day, find out the latest fishery and aquaculture statistics in our new publication.


An innovation in fish-smoking improves lives

New fish-smoking ovens have been introduced to Asia and communities are seeing improved incomes and a boost in health and nutrition.


From the DG

FAO & Zero Hunger

Visit Director-General José Graziano da Silva's page to learn about the birth of the Zero Hunger movement.


Help us achieve Zero Hunger

Are you interested in joining the FAO team? View the latest vacancies and help us make a difference.


158th FAO Council

The Council is the executive arm of FAO's governing body and next meets on 4-8 December. Visit the Council portal.


Reducing the risk of Antimicrobial Resistance

Healthy animals, just like healthy people, do not need antimicrobials. Watch the video to find out more.

Zero Hunger

5 ways FAO helps people in emergencies

From droughts to floods to prolonged conflict, see how FAO responds during times of crisis.


Measuring progress towards Zero Hunger

Explore FAOSTAT to see the latest food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories.


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 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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