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Bees must be protected for the future of our food

To mark World Bee Day, FAO urges countries and individuals to do more to protect bees or risk a sharp drop in food diversity.

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World Bee Day

Bees and other pollinators are vital for the future of our food. Watch to find out what you can do to help protect them.

Event

170th Session of the Finance Committee

The next meeting of FAO's Finance Committee runs from 21-25 May. See the agenda and other documents.

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Why bees matter

Without bees, we wouldn't have coffee, chocolate, strawberries and many other foods. Find out more about the importance of bees and other pollinators for food and agriculture.

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Creating a buzz

To celebrate the first World Bee Day, here are six reasons why we should all 'bee' grateful for bees.

Social Media

A buzz about bees

Join in the conversation about #WorldBeeDay.

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Stop food waste

How to make #NotWasting food your personal resolution.

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FAO and pollination services

Discover FAO's Global Action on Pollination Services for Sustainable Agriculture.

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Rice-fish farming in Lao PDR

In the latest Blue Growth blog post, find out how rice-fish farming in Lao PDR has boosted families' nutrition and income.

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