Highlights archive


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 [...]


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


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 [...]


Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. On the occasion of COP24, have a look at a selection of publications that look into FAO’s work to support countries to both mitigate and adapt [...]


Innovation holds the potential to unlock employment opportunities, empower youth and women to access information, technology and markets, and scale up new solutions to global challenges to food and agriculture. In conjunction with The International Symposium on agricultural innovation for family [...]


Food Outlook analyses trends and developments in the markets for cereals, the oilseeds complex, sugar, meat, dairy and fish products. The November edition also offers a detailed analysis of the cassava markets and the protracted decline in international coffee prices. [...]

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