In Action

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FAO introduces new human and environmental standards for locust control operations in West and Northwest Africa


Improving livelihoods using the learning-by-doing approach of FAO’s farmer field school programmes


India and FAO strengthen efforts to promote the country’s food security and agricultural development


FAO is helping Georgia to step up its efforts to halt the spread of brucellosis in livestock


FAO/IAEA project successfully integrates insect birth control technique for thriving livestock sector


FAO project teaches caregivers how to prepare nutritious meals using locally available foods


FAO project helps seaweed farmers regain livelihoods after Typhoon


Qualitative global nutrition indicator helps Tajikistan monitor household diets and improve national nutrition


New methodology helps improve livelihood of herders and build resilience to climate change


FAO projects help revitalize crop and livestock production and create jobs by stimulating growth

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.