In Action

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28/04/2014

In addition to boosting income, farmers who maintain GIAHS can leverage increased recognition to safeguard their way of life.

14/04/2014

Since 2011, FAO with the support of AusAid, USAID and WSPA has been assisting the Government of Indonesia to rapidly control the deadly rabies virus on island of Bali through an innovative strategy centered on comprehensive mass dog vaccination.

31/03/2014

FAO’s emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan ensured that affected rice farmers could plant in time for the December/January planting season, avoiding a potentially devastating food crisis

17/03/2014

Household income across Ethiopia rose by €38.1 million as a result of rinderpest control and eradication.

03/03/2014

Since 1990, Zambia has lost over 13% of its forest cover, among the highest deforestation rates in the world.

17/02/2014

In its first two years, the FAO programme supported 36 national policies, strategies and programmes in Malawi and Tanzania.

03/02/2014

The entire global commercial banana industry relies on one sweet, seedless banana variety, the Cavendish.

20/01/2014

Tea plants battle a host of enemies – fungus, bacteria and insects such as butterflies, moths, scale and nematodes.

06/01/2014

With air circulation, the rack system reduces fish drying time from three days to eight hours.

23/12/2013

Family health has improved because of availability of milk and average incomes have quadrupled.

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.

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