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Mountains matter

Discover 8 reasons why mountains are vital for everyone.

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Migration: towards Zero Hunger

Discover FAO's work on migration and its contribution to the eradication of hunger and poverty.

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Murad joins FAO’s alliance to end hunger

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Nadia Murad has joined FAO's Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.

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Ancient traditions meet new futures

An heirloom rice variety is providing new opportunities for mountain farming communities in the Philippines.

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New hope for Mediterranean fish stocks

A new report finds pressure on fish stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Seas has reduced, which is raising hopes for the recovery of fish stocks.

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FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance

Without peace, there cannot be food security. Find out more about the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.

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Progress on food security stagnates in Europe and Central Asia

An FAO study finds 14.3 million adults still lack regular access to adequate food in Europe and Central Asia while overweight and obesity are on the rise.

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COP24 and livestock

The livestock sector is a key contributor to global warming. But can it transform from being a part of the problem to part of the solution?

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Unabated climate change will cause more conflict and hunger

The FAO Director-General has told the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on climate change that conflict and hunger will increase if climate change is left unabated.

FAO’S WORK AND THE #GLOBALGOALS

FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

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FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

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FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

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FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

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FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

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FAO WORLDWIDE

FAO is an intergovernmental organization present in over 130 countries. The Organization is comprised of 194 Member States, two associate members and one member organization – The European Union.

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