In focus

A sustainable and food secure world for all

Learn about the Four Betters at the heart of the FAO Strategic Framework

Highlights
Director-General
News
Gaza: In a briefing to the UN Security Council, FAO calls for immediate actions to eliminate the risk of famine

Deputy Director-General Maurizio Martina points out the catastrophic damage induced by the conflict across the entire food supply chain

Story
Can playing games in the Congo Basin improve wildlife conservation?

Sustainable approaches to safeguarding wild animals and the communities that depend on them.

Director-General was received by the President of Egypt in Cairo

QU Dongyu and H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi discussed regional cooperation and other subjects

Interactive story
Meet the world's most destructive migratory pest

Desert locusts pose a major threat to food security and livelihoods.

IYC 2024 Dromedary
Campaign
Join the heroes of the deserts and highlands

Organize an event, spread the word on social media, and more. Here’s how you can help promote the International Year of Camelids 2024!

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Statistics
FAOSTAT - Food and agriculture data

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.

Publication
Hunger and malnutrition: how well is your region doing?

Explore the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition – Statistics and Trends 2023.

In Focus
FAO response to global food security challenges

Data analyses, policy recommendations, and actions on the ground.

Event
FAO Regional Conference for the Near East

Follow the 37th session of NERC which is set to highlight the importance of transforming agrifood systems as countries recover from the global challenges of recent years.

Director-General
Director-General was received by the President of Egypt in Cairo

QU Dongyu and H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi discussed regional cooperation and other subjects

Voices of Impact

20/12/2022

Watch the video and learn how Nepalese women are engaged in transforming rural communities through agriculture, by improving productivity, reducing social inequalities, and helping to build better lives.

Video
A traditional technique for irrigating olive tress improves water use efficiency in Tunisia
02/03/2024

Learn how FAO helped Ines adapt her farming to a changing climate.

Podcast
23/11/2022

In Dakar, Senegal, the massive rural urban migration of these last decades led to losses of agricultural land, triggering food shortages and soaring food prices. Listen to how FAO and the local authorities are working together with women on a micro-gardening project to reduce food insecurity in the city.

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Data

SHARE OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING EMPLOYMENT, TOP COUNTRIES (2021)
Africa
Asia

Source: Based on FAO. 2023. Employment Indicators: Agriculture. In: FAOSTAT. Rome. [Cited October 2023]. https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/OEA

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
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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.

sdg photo
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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.

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
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FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

sdg photo
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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.

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
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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.

sdg photo
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Tropical cyclone ALVARO-24, Madagascar 2024

The impact of the floods on agriculture and livelihoods

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