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With some 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, and around 420 000 deaths, unsafe food represents a threat to human health, as well as to economies. Consumers have the right to expect that food available on domestic markets is [...]


Pollination is the highest agricultural contributor to yields worldwide. Three out of four crops across the globe depend, at least in part, on pollinators. On the occasion of World Bee Day, here is a selection of FAO publications offering guidance, [...]


Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the occasion of the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (15−17 May 2019), have a look at some key publications [...]


A new publication, just published in Italian and forthcoming in English, showcases the archeology, history and art of FAO’s headquarters in Rome. Through spectacular photographs and expert commentary, the book presents FAO’s unique historic and cultural heritage, from the rooms [...]


To encourage young people to manage the planet wisely, we have to give them the means to become agents of change. FAO’s Discovering forests teaching and learning guides are part of an FAO initiative to inspire and engage young people, [...]


Women represent almost half of the agricultural workforce worldwide. They are agents of change and resilience builders. Yet, the gender gap in food and agriculture remains extensive. Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is central to the FAO’s [...]


Biodiversity is the sum of all terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. It includes the variability within and among living organisms and the ecological complexes of which they are part. FAO recognizes biodiversity as being integral [...]


Pulses have been part of the human diet for centuries. Yet they are not always fully appreciated and their nutritional value often goes unrecognized. Since November 2015 when the International Year of Pulses was launched, FAO – as the lead agency [...]


From fish to farms to food waste, FAO has a publication for you


With the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration nearing and the International Migrants Day on the horizon, here are some new titles on rural migration. By digging deep into rural migration dynamics and impacts, these titles will debunk some [...]

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