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FAO in North America

FAO in North America

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has deep roots in North America. The Organization was conceived of during a meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia in 1943 and its first headquarters was located in Washington, D.C. FAO shares with Canada and the United States a common vision of how to achieve a world without hunger and poverty. Both countries have been working closely with FAO since its inception more than 70 years ago.

FAO’s Liaison Office for North America works to support FAO policies and programs to end hunger and malnutrition worldwide through strategic partnerships in Canada and the United States. The Liaison Office provides a neutral platform for knowledge sharing on key areas including: food security and nutrition; food loss and waste; the one world, one health agenda; trade; gender; climate change; and resilience building.

Major FAO Events this month

  • Release 3 July: OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027

    A yearly update from the OECD and FAO on the prospects for agricultural commodity markets.

  • Release 6 July: The State of the World's Forests

    The 2018 edition of The State of the World’s Forests shines a light on the profound interlinkages that exist between forests and trees and multiple goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Release 9 July: The State Of World Fisheries And Aquaculture

    Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.