Director-General highlights the need to find ways to boost efficiency and equity as well as reduce the environmental impact of a vital part of global agrifood systems
New FAO report offers comprehensive assessment of options to pursue efficient, resilient, and environmentally sustainable agrifood systems
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Data analyses, policy recommendations, and actions on the ground.
Sustainable livestock production plays an important role in ensuring livelihoods, food security, and nutrition globally. Thanawat Tiensin, Director of the Animal Production and Health Division at FAO, discusses in an interview what sustainable livestock production is and why it is critical for agrifood systems transformation.
Tools, machines and technologies have made our lives easier. Simple hand tools to advanced motorized equipment can fundamentally transform the way we farm.
In this episode: A spotlight on sustainable agrifood systems at the UN General Assembly and SDG Summit in New York; FAO warns the world is drifting from development goals due to multiple shocks; and a look ahead to the next events that dig into specifics of sustainability in agrifood systems.
Source: FAO. 2023. Indicators. In: Sustainable Development Goals. Rome. Cited 8 June 2023. www.fao.org/sustainable-development-goals/indicators/en
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The Director-General’s Medium Term Plan (Reviewed) 2022-25 and Programme of Work and Budget 2024-25.
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.
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.