FAO in North America

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July 25th, 2014

Texas A&M University System joins forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The agreement will allow them to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries.

July 8th, 2014

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions.

New York, 7 July 2014

Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and...

June 30th, 2014

Communications Internship in Washington, DC

Come join the FAO team in Washington, DC!   

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Office for North America is accepting applications for a Communications Intern to work from September 2014 through February 2015 (for 6 months) on...

June 23rd, 2014

The State of the World's Forests

"This 2014 edition of SOFO focuses on the socioeconomic benefits derived from forests," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "Let me say this clearly: we cannot ensure food security or sustainable development without preserving and using forest resources responsibly,"...

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...

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