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Helping pastoralists in the Sahel

FAO’s Director-General emphasizes the need to tackle root causes of rural distress in a region roiled by climate change and civil conflict.

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Improved IPC classification to boost hunger warning

New global manual published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) will further hone food security and nutrition analysis including in areas with limited or no humanitarian access.

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Linking local farmers to national school meals programs

How FAO's work in Kyrgyzstan has helped local farmers supply produce for schoolchildren's meals.

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The future of food safety

How whole genome sequencing is helping decode the risks to our food.

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One million cisterns for the Sahel

FAO's cisterns project in the Sahel is boosting women's livelihoods and the nutrition of their children. Watch the video to find out how.

Statistics

Statistics for Zero Hunger

Sound and timely statistics are key to inform policies and investments for Zero Hunger. Discover FAO's statistics collection.

In Action

Blockchain technology helps pig farmers

A new livestock-tracking blockchain system is helping smallholder pig farmers expand their markets. Find out how.

In focus

Your 2019 reading list

From fish to farms to food waste, discover five FAO publications that need to be on your 2019 reading list.

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Dreaming big

A young chicken breeder in Gabon dreams big for 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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