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Expanding Africa’s Great Green Wall

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an opportunity to learn about this initiative to fight desertification

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Director-General
News
FAO Report: Global fisheries and aquaculture production reaches a new record high

Aquaculture surpasses capture fisheries in aquatic animal production for the first time, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2024 says

Story
Living and breathing gastronomic traditions in Serbia

Support in obtaining geographic indication labels for products bolsters quality and incomes.

FAO continues to do more and better, but needs more resources QU Dongyu tells Council

FAO requires $2.1 billion to assist 49 million people in 2024, but by the end of May only 13.1 percent had been funded

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The tide is turning

Discover how aquatic food systems play a vital role in nourishing and sustaining a growing global population.

In Focus
FAO in emergencies

Saving lives, safeguarding livelihoods and laying the foundations for resilience.

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
The power of statistics

Explore our extensive collection of agrifood system statistics.

Director-General
FAO continues to do more and better, but needs more resources QU Dongyu tells Council

FAO requires $2.1 billion to assist 49 million people in 2024, but by the end of May only 13.1 percent had been funded

Voices of Impact

14/06/2024

The Ariljska malina raspberry and the Oblačinka from Oblacina sour cherry, are known in Serbia for their unique taste and quality. These products are protected by geographical indication labels, ensuring their authenticity and linking them to their place of origin. This initiative not only preserves these delicious products, but also empowers farmers and protects traditional farming methods.

Video
Protecting our land, soil and water systems
01/02/2023

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.

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

FAO Food Price Index 2021-2024
2014-16=100

Source: https://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/foodpricesindex/en/

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
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.

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
sdg photo

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 - 17 June 2024

In this episode, a new report urges immediate action to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan; world fisheries and aquaculture production reaches a record high; and the FPI slightly increased in May.

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