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Good nutrition is our first defence against disease and our source of energy to live and be active. FAO plays a key role in reorienting the global food system to ensure good nutrition and health. FAO has just published recommendations to [...]


Times like this have led us to rethink our daily lives, from our basic everyday habits to the way we usually get information. FAO is working to guarantee continued access to its knowledge through a wealth of online resources, easily [...]


World Water Day 2020 is an opportunity to put a spotlight on FAO’s work and research for a more sustainable use and management of water resources through a selection of titles below.  World Water Development Report 2020 – Water and Climate [...]


Forests are home to an estimated 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. However, this biodiversity is under serious threat from deforestation, forest degradation and climate change. Managing forests sustainably, and restoring them when needed, is crucial for people, biodiversity and climate. On [...]


Globally women comprise over 37 percent of the world’s rural agricultural employment, a ratio that rises to 48 percent for low-income countries. The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and represents an unprecedented [...]


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 [...]


Youth are the future of food security. With an agricultural sector characterized by an ageing labour force, involving youth in agriculture is a pressing challenge. Yet, few young people see a place for themselves in agriculture due to challenges such [...]


This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) is a chance to learn more about FAO’s work in providing guidance and support on climate change adaptation and mitigation to countries around the world. Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global [...]


The International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH2020) is an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. The occasion of the official launch of the [...]

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