In Action

In action stories archive

09/09/2013

30% of the world’s forests are managed by local people – smallholders, women, forest communities and indigenous peoples.

02/09/2013

FAO has helped lagoon communities set up 26 fishery associations and supported improvement of 9 that already existed.

16/09/2013

Farmers who planted their fields with quality seeds doubled their yields, which provided enough beans for more than 450 000 families.

12/08/2013

Micro-finance helps female farmers improve their livelihoods.

05/08/2013

CILSS constantly monitors the region, seeking ways to build resilience into the fragile ecosystem that provides livelihoods for millions.

29/07/2013

FAO supported nine Caribbean countries in building agribusiness capacities, encouraging farmers to plan before putting seed in the ground.

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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