Sustainable Food and Agriculture
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FAO has developed a common vision and an integrated approach to sustainability across agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
This unified perspective – valid across all agricultural sectors and taking into account social, economic and environmental considerations – ensures the effectiveness of action on the ground and is underpinned by knowledge based on the best available science, and adaptation at community and country levels to ensure local relevance and applicability.

The 5 principles of Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Scroll over the sections to discover the 5 principles and click to learn more.

Regional Initiatives

Key facts


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