In Action

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Beneficiary families in Peru and Ecuador report savings of nearly 30% in food expenditure


School Feeding Programmes feed students, promote good nutrition, and aid local development in Latin America and the Caribbean


Faced with a rising population and changing climate, farmers learn new approaches to agribusiness


A joint effort by FAO, IFAD, and WFP is ensuring availability of high quality food and improving nutrition


An EU-FAO backed government initiative helps smallholder farmers move towards commercial agriculture


South-South Cooperation (SSC) with China helps farmers in Mongolia learn new farming techniques


FAO project builds resilience of two remote rural communities to address chronic under-nutrition


Mozambique and FAO working together to prohibit Highly Hazardous Pesticides and protect people and the environment


In collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, FAO works to boost the production, processing and marketing of small grains.


FAO and the Government of Italy support the African Union to reduce the impact of tsetse flies and trypanosomosis in 38 African countries

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.