In Action

In action stories archive


FAO estimates that 30-40% of total food production is lost before it reaches the market.


Working with community radio stations, the listeners’ clubs empower their members to become actors in their own development.


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

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.