FAO Capacity Development

Capacity Development
is at the heart of FAO's mandate. 

In FAO’s view, Member Countries lead and manage their own development process, while FAO supports them in this endeavour by strengthening their capacities to achieve their own goals in food security, nutrition and agricultural development. 

FAO targets its capacity development support at individual, organization and policy level. 

FAO capacity development learning modules
Learning opportunities at FAO on capacity development
Practical tools on good capacity development practices
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Capacity development in action

NFMS assessment tool
Transparent and accessible forest-related data play a crucial role in facilitating improved forest monitoring activities, increasing knowledge sharing and, ultimately, strengthening sustainability in the forestry sector. In line with the enhanced [...]
Bringing together about thirty participants[1] from different Ministries, research institutions, civil society organizations, the kick-off workshop held in Dakar on 28-29th of May 2019, opened up discussions on the obstacles [...]
Improving the land management practices of the Agricultural Land Agency in Tunisia FAO is supporting the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and [...]
“When we talk about responsible investment, responsibility has to do with sustainability, and investment relates to budget. Today, the Dominican Republic is investing only 0.4% of its GDP in agriculture, [...]
To feed a growing population and tackle the challenge of climate change, agricultural production must intensify in a sustainable way, and innovation is key to make that happen. Therefore, it [...]
We can end poverty and hunger! We only need to mobilize a higher level of resources, and use them responsibly. They should be channeled towards hunger eradication, combine investment in [...]
While the agricultural sector in Guatemala employs the 31.2% of the total workforce (ILOSTAT), it only contributes 11.3% of the national GDP (World Bank) and represents a very low percentage [...]
Facilitating the exchange of knowledge, expertise and innovation among FFS practitioners
Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory learning approach being used in a wide range of different contexts around the world. A FFS brings together a group of farmers, livestock [...]
According to FAO estimates, the eradication of hunger and poverty in Côte d'Ivoire by 2030 will require additional annual investments of US $ 3.7 billion, of which almost 40 percent [...]
Youth vital players in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems
Action is needed to enhance agricultural investments by and with young agri-entrepreneurs. Empowering youth to engage in the agricultural sector is vital to creating livelihood opportunities, achieve food security and [...]
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