FAO in North America

In Focus

June 3rd, 2014

State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources

FAO urges countries to improve data gathering and research to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forest genetic resources, which are coming under increasing pressure. According to the first-ever edition of The State of the World's Forest...

May 20th, 2014

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

“The health of our planet as well as our own health and future food security all hinge on how we treat the blue world,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. “We need to ensure that environmental well-being is compatible...

April 16th, 2014

Food: A Forum, May 2, 2-4:30pm, National Geographic Headquarters, Washington, DC

Join us to discuss issues of food security and sustainability with author Jonathan Foley, former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, chef José Andrés, photojournalist Robin Hammond, and others.

May 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
National Geographic Headquarters
Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Live streamed...

March 24th, 2014

FAO Internships in Washington, DC

Come join the FAO team in Washington, DC!  Three new internship positions are now open.  

Communications Intern

World Food Day Communications Intern (1)

World Food Day Communications Intern (2)

To apply, send a resume and cover letter...

March 21st, 2014

International Day of Forests - March 21, 2014


Forests and trees sustain and protect us, providing clean air and water, safeguarding biodiversity and acting as a buffer against climate change. For many people, they also offer food, shelter and employment.

Here are...

February 26th, 2014

Universities Fighting World Hunger High Level Forum


“Shaping the Collective Role of Universities as a Partner in Ending Hunger”

February 27- 28, 2014

Co-Hosted by Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, APLU, and FAO



Challenge:  Despite significant progress in select areas, it is obvious...

January 29th, 2014

FAO and Mississippi State University sign collaboration agreement

FAO and Mississippi State University (MSU) will step up cooperation on FAO’s new Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme and FAO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EMPRES) programme to improve the capacity of developing countries in fish health...

January 6th, 2014

Vacancy Announcement: Administrative Assistant, FAO-Washington, DC

The FAO Liaison Office for North America is seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant.  Please see the vacancy announcement for details.

G-4 Admin Assis..

November 19th, 2013

Donate and Help Families in the Philippines Rebuild a Future

Donate today and help support FAO's work and the livelihoods of nearly 12 million people affected by super typhoon Haiyan.

FAO has rapidly mobilized its resources to kick-start response to this disaster. The FAO...
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