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FAO in emergencies

Saving lives, safeguarding livelihoods and laying the foundations for resilience

Highlights
Director-General
News
Global Environment Facility approves $70 million to support FAO projects in 28 countries

Initiatives will deliver greater resilience in face of climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation

Story
Support for animals means support for families in the Republic of Moldova

Fodder provisions help families use their income to meet other basic needs.

Complementarity and collaboration are “key and evident,” Director-General says

Actions and strategies reviewed at the Seventh Informal Joint Meeting of the FAO Council, IFAD Executive Board and WFP Executive Board 

Interactive story
Agricultural aid is humanitarian aid

FAO helps farmers around the world to strengthen their resilience in the face of emergencies.

In Focus
Together, we can be the change

We can all do our part to ensure that everybody has access to enough diverse, nutritious and safe foods.

In Focus
FAO response to global food security challenges

Data analyses, policy recommendations, and actions on the ground.

Publication
Blue Transformation in action

Read our 2024 flagship report on fisheries and aquaculture and discover the latest production and consumption trends in the sector.

Campaigns
Celebrating camelids around the world

This year, hundreds of activities and events are being organized to promote and celebrate camelids. Find an event near you.

Data
Explore FAO’s global water data platform

AQUASTAT collects and analyses data from around the world to support the sustainable use of water.

Director-General
Complementarity and collaboration are “key and evident,” Director-General says

Actions and strategies reviewed at the Seventh Informal Joint Meeting of the FAO Council, IFAD Executive Board and WFP Executive Board 

Voices of Impact

06/05/2024

Uganda and Kenya are home to large refugee populations who are dependent on food assistance for survival. However, refugees often share that they do not want to rely on humanitarian aid for their livelihoods. Watch the video and see how agriculture long-term solutions are transforming their lives by building self-reliance and resilience to climate change while contributing to local peace.

Video
What we eat matters
18/06/2024

Celebrate sustainable gastronomy with FAO by thinking about what you eat, how it’s prepared and where it comes from.

Podcast
17/06/2024

In this episode, a new UN report urges immediate action to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan; world fisheries and aquaculture production reaches a new record high; and the Food Price Index slightly increased in May, driven by cereals and dairy prices.

Data

Top species produced (aquatic animals) in million tonnes
Aquaculture production
  • Capture fisheries production
  • 2020 World

    31.2%

    2010 World

    31.5%

    In depth

    Data
    Transparency is key to FAO’s mission

    Our new transparency portal shows how and where our resources are used and the results we have achieved. Explore the portal now.

    Publication
    Medium Term Plan and Programme of Work

    The Director-General’s Medium Term Plan (Reviewed) 2022-25 and Programme of Work and Budget 2024-25.

    In Focus
    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.

    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.

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

    sdg photo
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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.

    sdg photo
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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.

    sdg photo
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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.

    sdg photo
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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.

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    sdg photo
    sdg photo

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

    sdg photo
    sdg photo

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

    sdg photo
    sdg photo

    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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    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.