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FAO responds to crisis in Ukraine

Our response to the ongoing conflict and its impact on global food security

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News
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2022-2031

Heads of OECD and FAO emphasise the importance of peace and transforming agrifood systems for guaranteeing access to food for the world’s poorest.

Story
No ordinary irrigation in the Gambia

Innovative solar-powered technologies are securing access to water for rural communities.

At UN Ocean Conference, FAO Director-General underlines vital importance of achieving SDG14 on Life Below Water

“Our oceans, rivers and lakes can help feed the world, but only if we use their valuable resources responsibly, sustainably and equitably."

Interactive story
Towards Blue Transformation

Discover what sustainable aquatic food systems look like.

Campaigns
The World Food Day Poster Contest is open!

Calling youth ages 5-19. Get creative and submit your poster of a world where no one is left behind.

In Focus
High-level Political Forum 2022

This year’s forum is held in New York from 5-15 July. See the programme and follow the events.

Director-General
At UN Ocean Conference, FAO Director-General underlines vital importance of achieving SDG14 on Life Below Water

“Our oceans, rivers and lakes can help feed the world, but only if we use their valuable resources responsibly, sustainably and equitably."

Voices of Impact

Achieving Better Production in Asia-Pacific through Blue Transformation – leaving no one behind

This short video looks at an example of achieving better production in Thailand through implementation of Blue Transformation.

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Videos
State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - SOFIA 2022

Global fisheries and aquaculture production is at a record high and the sector will play an increasingly important role in providing food and nutrition in the future, according to a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Access to nutritious food is a right not a privilege

Right to food is about giving people access to enough nutritious food. And it is about empowering them to be able to feed themselves.

Podcasts

We head to Tambacounda, 450 kilometers south-east of Dakar, Senegal, to find out how digital tools are helping to transform the country’s agriculture sector and boost farmers' livelihoods.


The state of world’s ocean is in decline. From overfishing and pollution to climate change, the threats to ocean health are many and varied. That’s why the UN Secretary General created a Special Envoy for the Ocean. Listen to the full interview with Ambassador Peter Thomson.

FAO and the SDGs

FAO supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

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A world free from hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contributes to improving the living standards of all

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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 supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

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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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
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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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
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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.

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more

sdg photo
sdg photo

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

Tap for more
sdg photo
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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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Progress in degree of implementation of international instruments to promote and protect small-scale fisheries, 2018–2020

14 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 14 Life below water

2020 World

31.2%

2010 World

31.5%

In depth

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Annual funding overview

Thanks to continued trust and growing financial support from our Resource Partners, FAO is working to create a world without hunger or poverty.

In Focus
Programme Implementation Report 2020-21

In an exceptionally challenging biennium, see how FAO rose to the challenge, implementing a global, holistic and multipronged strategy to support Members.

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FAO Data Lab

The FAO Data Lab for Statistical Innovation modernizes the statistical business process, with a specific focus on emergency contexts, when having access to timely information is very important.

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Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems