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New solution for the age-old locust problem

FAO’s eLocust3 handheld device helps protect livelihoods across dozens of countries.

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The FAO Director-General’s first 100 days in office

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Innovation needed to end food loss and global hunger

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Understanding the SDG indicators

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Innovation at FAO

FAO believes that innovation is the central driving force for achieving a world free from hunger and malnutrition. Discover more about innovation at FAO.

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Qu Dongyu: first 100 days as FAO Director-General

Find out more about what has been done during the FAO Director-General's first 100 days in the office.

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Global cooperation and eco-friendly technologies needed to tackle food loss and waste

FAO Director-General addresses Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

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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