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NEWS

FAO's next
Director-General

The 41st FAO Conference has elected China's
Qu Dongyu as the agency's next leader.

News

Consensus, partnerships and teamwork propel FAO to the future

Director-General Graziano da Silva hails FAO’s comparative advantage in tackling complex food system challenges, in his address to Conference.

In focus

How is hunger measured?

Find out about FAO's Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) and how it can help us have a broader understanding of what it means to be food insecure.

MORE FROM FAO

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Food for everyone

Graça Machel calls for disrupting the agricultural sector to achieve Zero Hunger.

Event

Zero Hunger in Africa

Watch the FAO Conference side event webcast on Zero Hunger in Africa, which starts at 12:30pm CEST.

Event

41st FAO Conference

The 41st FAO Conference runs from 22-29 June. See the agenda, side events and more.

Website

Understanding the SDG indicators

FAO is custodian of 21 of the Sustainable Development Goals' indicators. Discover more about these indicators that track progress towards the global goals.

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Sustainable gastronomy

How to be adventurous in your tastes and local in your choices.

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Sharing knowledge in farmers' fields

Explore the global platform that highlights FAO's approach to Farmer Field Schools.

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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