Data analyses, policy recommendations, and actions on the ground.
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FAO and GEF are addressing the world’s environmental challenges.
Watch the video and see how Fatoumata and her family affected by the drought are accessing safe drinking water and water for agricultural production through the One Million Cisterns for the Sahel programme.
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.
Water means different things to different people. Let's celebrate all the ways water benefits our lives and talk about how we can safeguard it for everyone.
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?
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).
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.
Thanks to continued trust and growing financial support from our Resource Partners, FAO is working to create a world without hunger or poverty.
In an exceptionally challenging biennium, see how FAO rose to the challenge, implementing a global, holistic and multipronged strategy to support Members.
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.