In Action

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FAO project helps countries fight cassava pink mealybug infestation


FAO project conserves agro-biodiversity and improves livelihoods


FAO promotes decent employment opportunities for the rural youth


FAO equips students with practical agricultural skills for sustainable farming


Evaluating the impact of cash transfer programmes and their effect on poverty levels and food security


FAO works to improve post-harvest handling and infrastructure among farmers in Mozambique


FAO implements sustainable small ruminant and smallholder poultry rearing activities in India


FAO assists Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers boost livestock production


FAO helps strengthen management of agricultural chemicals in Laos and the Greater Mekong Sub-region


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

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.