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In focus
FAO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn what FAO is doing with regard to the current pandemic and its impacts on food and agriculture. Check out FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme.

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Story
Stretching water further in rural Africa

Securing water for farming and sanitation is no pipe dream.

Event
Coming soon: SOFA 2020 - 26 November at 15.00h (Rome time)

This year's edition of The State of Food and Agriculture presents new estimates on the pervasiveness of water scarcity in irrigated agriculture and water shortages in rainfed agriculture, as well as on the number of people affected.

News
Bioeconomy should be central to a post-pandemic recovery

FAO Director-General highlighted the importance of bioeconomy to help promote sustainable agri-food systems and address the impacts of COVID-19 at the virtual Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020.

From the DG
Unified approach, political engagement and bold action to transform agri-food systems

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, said today that unified action, political engagement and bold initiatives are needed to transform global agri-food systems, as he addressed the final plenary session of the high-level World Economic Forum’s two-day event entitled “Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good”.

Data

Stretching water further in rural Africa

Stories

Stretching water further in rural Africa

Securing water for farming and sanitation is no pipe dream

Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance is here and now

Learn what can be done to overcome the dangerous threat by reviewing some FAO’s key materials on AMR.

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Digital Agriculture

In East Africa, a race to outsmart locusts with drones and data

With the COVID-19 emergency, East Africa continues to struggle with another crisis - the locust upsurge. Mobile phones, drones and satellites can help win this...

Country Showcase

The brand new FAO country showcase is a space where Member Countries can highlight their agricultural systems, innovations and food products. Take a worldwide tour of local agriculture, beautiful landscapes and typical crops and food. More countries will be available in the upcoming months.

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

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Philippines
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Chile
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Mexico
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Peru

Andean Agriculture, Peru, 2011

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Algeria
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Tunisia
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United Arab Emirates
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Egypt

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