In Action

In action stories archive


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


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


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


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


GLOBEFISH coordinates the Fish Information Network which links six regional fish market networks comprising 85 countries.


The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene suggested a mentoring programme to break complex issues into more comprehensible elements.

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.