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Solutions to drought

A new report calls for a major shift in drought management in the Near East and North Africa region.

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Europe highlights FAO’s unique role

The Council of the European Union stresses close cooperation with FAO on climate, food waste and antibiotics resistance.

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FAO and the European Union

Learn more about FAO's partnership with the European Union to help eradicate extreme poverty and hunger around the world.

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Two FAO projects benefit from Belgium’s innovation funding

Digital applications to manage Fall Armyworm in Africa and a solar irrigation scheme for farmers in Gaza have been awarded Belgian innovation funding.

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Stop child labour in agriculture

To achieve Zero Hunger, we must have Zero Child Labour. Watch the video to learn more.

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Child labour in agriculture is on the rise

FAO warns the well-being of millions of children, and progress towards ending hunger, are under threat.

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Afrisoils: boosting soil productivity in Africa

FAO and the Global Soil Partnership launch Afrisoils, a new programme to boost soil productivity and reduce soil degradation in Africa.

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FAO launches Open Access

FAO is implementing a new Open Access policy for FAO knowledge products, ensuring that FAO's wealth of knowledge remains easily accessible to users around the world.

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Imagine a world of Zero Hunger

We’re calling on young people all over the world, ages 5-19, to create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger. Entries close 9 November 2018!

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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