Sustainable Development Goals

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Food security and a healthy agricultural sector can play a critical role in preventing conflict and distress migration, and in building peace. In many countries, disasters or political instability have resulted in protracted crises and food shortages.

Rural populations continue to be the most affected in conflicts, as attacks on farming communities undermine livelihoods and force people from their homes. Peace and food security are often mutually reinforcing. Interventions to ensure food security and rehabilitate the agriculture sector must address the root causes of conflict.

FAO has a critical part to play in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience, governance matters and participatory approaches to policymaking. The Organization works with countries and partners to develop policy and regulatory frameworks, innovative institutional arrangements, and functional rural organizations that help small-scale producers to overcome social, political and economic barriers.

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