In Action

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FAO supports local households to restore agricultural and good nutrition practices


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


FAO helps costal communities bounce back and build resilient livelihoods


FAO and Mozambique are working to locate, collect and dispose of highly hazardous pesticides


FAO reduces unemployment through training in agricultural and entrepreneurial skills


FAO promotes a healthier environment for farmers and their poultry


FAO helps coconut farmers implement ecologically-sound methods of upland and contour farming


FAO project provides new street food carts and trains vendors in good hygiene practices


FAO farmer field schools help safeguard Kenyan forests


FAO helps raise fishers’ income through improved pig rearing and biogas production

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.