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Taking action on climate change

The response to climate change today will determine how we feed future generations tomorrow

Highlights
Director-General
Story
Not a person but a porridge, Tom Brown fights malnutrition and boosts incomes in Nigeria

A porridge created from local ingredients provides nutrition and profits to crisis-affected women.

Story
Can playing games in the Congo Basin improve wildlife conservation?

Sustainable approaches to safeguarding wild animals and the communities that depend on them.

G20: FAO Director-General appeals for peace, right to food and global governance reforms

QU Dongyu addresses Meeting of G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers in Brazil.

Interactive story
Achieving food security and nutrition both today and tomorrow

See our global roadmap to achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5C threshold.

Campaign
Take action for camelids

For the International Year of Camelids 2024, see what we can all do to help support and promote these heroes of the deserts and highlands.

Data
The power of statistics

Explore our extensive collection of agrifood system statistics.

Publication
More sustainable, inclusive, and resilient agrifood systems

How can FAO better support countries in addressing governance of agrifood systems transformation?

In Focus
FAO response to global food security challenges

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

China - Dong's Rice Fish Duck System
International observances
Reversing Ecosystem degradation worldwide

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet. What will you restore?

Director-General
G20: FAO Director-General appeals for peace, right to food and global governance reforms

QU Dongyu addresses Meeting of G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers in Brazil.

Voices of Impact

27/02/2024

Climate change is impacting animals' health and affecting the livelihoods of millions of farmers around the world. Watch the video to learn more about how FAO supports farmers with good production practices, vaccinations, and quality feed to raise healthy livestock.

Video
Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials leads to antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to our health
03/02/2023

To ensure these life-saving medicines work for present and future generations, we must apply the One Health approach.

Podcast
23/02/2024

In this episode: the latest on acute food insecurity in Somalia; the Global Environment Facility approves a series of new FAO-led environmental projects; and looking ahead to food and climate challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Data

World greenhouse gas emissions from agrifood systems by component
Farm gate
Pre- and post-production
Land-use change

Source: FAO. 2023. Emissions totals. In: FAOSTAT. Rome. [Cited November 2023]. https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/GT

2020 World

31.2%

2010 World

31.5%

In depth

In Focus
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.

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
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.

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
sdg photo

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

sdg photo
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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

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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Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.

FAO Brief - 23 February 2024

In this episode, the latest on food insecurity in Somalia; the Global Environment Facility approves new FAO-led environmental projects; and looking ahead to food and climate challenges in Asia-Pacific.

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