STORY

Warm welcome for migratory birds

Read the story of a young Senegalese ecologist Astou who takes part in the annual waterbird count.

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FAO and Eswatini discuss climate change

FAO Director-General and Eswatini Deputy Prime Minister discussed the severe droughts of 2018-2019 and the negative effects on countries’ food security as well as FAO's new Hand-in-Hand initiative.

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Healthy animals, happy farmers!

Farmers can play a vital role in reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance in animals.

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Publication

Handling antimicrobials with care

Check out some of the recent FAO publications on tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Video

Keeping animals healthy

If you are a livestock farmer, here is what you can do to protect your animals from antimicrobial resistance.

Event

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

The initiative takes place on 18-24 November in different parts of the world. Seek expert advice on how to use antimicrobials responsibly.

Video

The origins of food on your plate

Learn more about geographical indicators on goods highlighting their unique local features, history or distinctive characteristics.

News

Use of advanced technology to monitor fishing activity

A new global atlas analyses challenges and opportunities of using Automatic Identification Systems to monitor fishing activity around the globe.

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Follow us to get the latest news on food, agriculture and progress towards the #GlobalGoals.

IN FOCUS

Website

Understanding the SDG indicators

FAO is custodian of 21 of the Sustainable Development Goals' indicators. Learn more about these indicators that track progress towards the 2030 Agenda.

Event

163rd Session of FAO Council

The Council is the executive arm of FAO's governing body. Visit the Council portal to catch up on the 163rd Session (2-6 December 2019).

Digital Report

No more wasted food

Explore FAO's flagship global report on reducing food loss and waste.

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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