FAO is gearing up to respond as needed, based on its experience with previous disasters in Tonga and elsewhere.
See the major drivers of world hunger and how we can build forward better.
The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 highlights the important role family farmers play in eradicating hunger. Here's how you can get involved.
A selection of publications showcasing the FAO’s work on fighting soil salinization and encouraging people to commit to improving soil health.
FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) are bringing together medics and veterinarians through a ‘One Health’ approach to develop guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials in human and animal health.
With the advent of the digital technology, many Small Island Developing States have drawn on the power of innovation and digitalization to find solutions in agriculture, food, nutrition, environment and health.
Over 95% of our food is produced on land and all begins with soil and water. We need to work together to sustainably manage these vital resources.
Many residents of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia depend heavily on fish and rice for their livelihoods and have to send their children to work rather than school in order to survive. FAO is working with the government and partners to get children back to school.
Across the globe, people are transforming food systems to become more nutritious, equitable and sustainable. Listen to how one town in northern Italy has sparked a global movement to bring about change to local food systems.
A world free from hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contributes to improving the living standards of all
FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.
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.
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.
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.
FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.
FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.
FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.
FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.
FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.
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.
FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.
FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.
FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.
FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.
FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.
FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.
FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.
Note: Percentages on the figure indicate the shares in the total; they may not tally due to rounding.
Discover an evidence-based, country-led and country-owned initiative to accelerate agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development.
Articulating FAO's vision of a sustainable and food secure world for all, in the context of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.