In Action

In action stories archive


An agro-ecological approach to rice leads to new success


How FAO is helping countries to contain animal disease outbreaks before farmers’ livelihoods are affected


Protecting farmers’ access to land and natural resources


FAO’s Early Warning-Early Action programme mitigates the impacts of disasters

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FAO achievements at a glance

Eradicated the deadly livestock viral disease, rinderpest

Created international standards, Codex Alimentarius, to ensure safe, good food for everyone

Eliminated human ‘river blindness’ in 11 West African countries

Maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive statistical database on food and agriculture

Created and led adoption of the first ever binding international accord to combat illegal fishing, the Port State Measures Agreement

Produced globally-agreed upon guidelines on tenure rights to ensure equitable access to land, fisheries and forests

Helped halve the number of hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean

Promoted the Right to Food as a human right guaranteed in constitutions and frameworks of over 30 countries.