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Safeguarding biodiversity for food and agriculture

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity. Learn more about its vital role.

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Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance

FAO calls on farmers to adopt better hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations. Doing so will help stem the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

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The Last Beekeepers

The town in Mexico where beekeeping is a dying tradition.

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Animals and antibiotics

Discover the three tips to keep animals healthy without using antibiotics.

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Treasures of biodiversity

How local food varieties support nutrition and food security.

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The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation

FAO will host the first International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers in Rome (21-23 November). For more details visit the event website.

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The power of pollinators

For centuries, bees and other pollinators have labored the world’s fields without winning much recognition for their crucial role in food production. Learn more about their many contributions to nutrition and agriculture.

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Preserving biodiversity for sustainable food production

Learn more about FAO's work on biodiversity for food and agriculture.

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What over-using antibiotics really means

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat that requires a global response. Watch to find out what you can do to keep antimicrobials working for everyone.

FAO’S WORK AND THE #GLOBALGOALS

FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

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FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

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FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

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FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

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FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

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FAO WORLDWIDE

FAO is an intergovernmental organization present in over 130 countries. The Organization is comprised of 194 Member States, two associate members and one member organization – The European Union.

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