In Action

In action stories archive

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.

02/12/2013

EU Food Facility emergency aid helped tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable survive the crisis.

25/11/2013

Countries set up export-import arrangements, private sector entrepreneurs invested in tropical fruit and vegetable production.

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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