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Upholding the pillars of FAO for a better world

Read the series on how FAO increased efficiency, effectiveness and transparency to better support its Members in the transformation of agrifood systems

FAO in review

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Director-General
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FAO response to global food security challenges

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

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News
International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

UN dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change.

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FAO 171st Council: Extraordinary Circumstances, Extraordinary Results

Director-General QU Dongyu reviews how the Organization is being reshaped to act rapidly and reliably to global challenges.

Biodiversity: no small matter
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Biodiversity: no small matter

Together, we can support biodiversity to ensure the future productivity of our agrifood systems.

Event
171st FAO Council

The Council is the executive arm of FAO's governing body. Access the agenda, meeting documents and more of the 171st Session.

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Leading the charge for rural women’s empowerment in Niger

Wrapping up the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, read how Saoudé's experience with FAO Dimitra clubs inspired her to challenge gender norms in her community

Director-General
DG 171 Council
FAO 171st Council: Extraordinary Circumstances, Extraordinary Results

Director-General QU Dongyu reviews how the Organization is being reshaped to act rapidly and reliably to global challenges.

Voices of Impact

A taste of Mandua

Watch the video and see how farmers like Pudi are preparing nutritious and tasty food while adapting to water shortages through the use of local varieties of finger millet.

Videos
Drivers and triggers for transformation

Watch the video to see how different interconnected socioeconomic and environmental drivers of agrifood systems will impact the sustainability and resilience of these systems, according to a new FAO report on the future of food and agriculture.


Rich in heritage, full of potential

By unleashing the potential of millets, we can improve smallholders’ livelihoods, boost economic growth, help ensure food security & nutrition for all.

Podcasts

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 on a micro-gardening project to reduce food insecurity in the city.


Across the globe, people are transforming agrifood systems to become more nutritious, equitable and sustainable. Listen to how one town in northern Italy sparked a global movement to bring about change to local food systems.

Data

Prevalence of undernourishment (percent) (3-year average) 2019-2021
0% - <2.5%
  • 2.6% - 4.9%
  • 5% - 9.9%
  • 10% - 24.9%
  • 25% - 39.9%
  • 40% - 60%
  • No Data
  • Sources: FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2022. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022. Repurposing food and agricultural policies to make healthy diets more affordable. Rome, FAO.
    https://doi.org/10.4060/cc0639en; FAO. 2022. FAOSTAT: Suite of Food Security Indicators. Cited July 2022. https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/FS; UN Geospatial. 2020. Map geodata. New York, USA, UN.

    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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    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 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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    FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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    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.

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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
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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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    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.

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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.