In Action

In action stories archive


FAO’s aquaculture project helps improve household nutrition & food security in Northeastern Haiti


FAO destocking activities increase financial stability and livelihoods of herder communities


FAO helps fight desert locust outbreaks by providing real-time detection tools


FAO supports local households to restore agricultural and good nutrition practices


FAO seeds help Nepali farmers restore their livelihoods and strengthen their resilience

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.