In Action

In action stories archive

25/11/2013

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

07/10/2013

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

14/11/2013

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

11/11/2013

Tanzania now has a depth of baseline information it can use to improve forest management thanks to a new forest survey.

04/11/2013

An estimated 300 000 Zimbabwe farmers have adopted conservation agriculture.

28/10/2013

Participants produced 106 tonnes of poultry meat and 21 million eggs, some for family consumption but most for sale, boosting income.

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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