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Quadripartite welcomes new political commitments in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Countries agree to the Muscat Manifesto which targets reducing by at least a third the total amount of antimicrobials used in agrifood systems.

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Story
A categorical breakthrough

New Codex Alimentarius guideline means Ready-to-Use Therapeutic foods can be manufactured and incorporated into more countries’ health plans.

Director-General calls for action at global conference on antimicrobial resistance

QU Dongyu addressed government ministers from around the world in Muscat.

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The geography of food and agricultural trade

International trade links food deficit areas to surplus regions, contributing to food security.

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Keeping our food safe

The Codex Alimentarius protects consumer health and facilitates the international food trade.

Campaigns
Stories from the field

Meet the small-scale artisanal fishers, fishfarmers and fishworkers safeguarding our food systems, livelihoods, culture and the environment.

Director-General
Director-General calls for action at global conference on antimicrobial resistance

QU Dongyu addressed government ministers from around the world in Muscat.

Voices of Impact

The CFI in action: strengthening fisher communities in Cabo Verde

Watch the video and see how Cabo Verdean fishers are improving fish processing and marketing as well as community organization for more sustainable communities, businesses and ecosystems.

Videos
How a Piece of Paper changed lives

Timber legality creates sustainability of forests and livelihood.


Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials leads to antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to our health

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

Podcasts

Every year 420,000 people die and 600 million people fall ill as a result of food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals. How do we know if the food we’re eating is safe?


In Tunisia’s Gulf of Gabes, women have long harvested clams to generate an income, however, the seasonal work is often labor intensive and poorly paid. A pilot project, supported by FAO, is helping women secure a fairer price for their clams.

Data

World greenhouse gas emissions on agricultural land
CO2
  • CH4
  • N2O
  • Source: FAO. 2022. FAOSTAT: Emissions Totals. In: FAO. Rome. Cited October 2022.

    Emissions on agricultural land include non-CO2 emissions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agriculture sector and agriculture-related CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry sector (net forest conversion to cropland or grassland; fires in organic soils and drained organic soils; and fires in humid tropical forests).

    2020 World

    31.2%

    2010 World

    31.5%

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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.

    Tap for more
    sdg photo
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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.

    Tap for more
    sdg photo
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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.

    Tap for more
    sdg photo
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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.

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

    Tap for more

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

    Tap for more
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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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    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.

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    Programme Implementation Report 2020-21

    In an exceptionally challenging biennium, see how FAO rose to the challenge, implementing a global, holistic and multipronged strategy to support Members.

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    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.

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    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.