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Sustainable gastronomy

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

News

New multi-partner trust fund to combat antimicrobial resistance

In a major boost to combat one of the gravest risks to global health, the AMR Trust Fund aims to accelerate global action against antimicrobial resistance.

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School without walls

How farmers around the world have improved their skills and productivity through Farmer Field Schools.

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New framework on rural extreme poverty

FAO launches a new framework to accelerate efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty for all people by 2030.

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What did you dream of becoming when you were a child?

For more than 150 million children, childhood means work.

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41st FAO Conference

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

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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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Great green future

Using science to combat desertification in the Sahel.

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Improving farmers’ resilience to drought through innovation

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, FAO’s chief stresses the need to use both "simple solutions" and hi-tech tools to prevent a drought from turning into famine.

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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