FAO is gearing up to respond as needed, based on its experience with previous disasters in Tonga and elsewhere.
Explore life belowground: from genes and species to the communities they form.
The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables is coming to a close soon, but you can still play your part. Find out how!
Discover and share a selection of FAO’s publications designed to engage and inform young people on important global issues underlying the Organization’s work.
Watch the story of Loyda Twinomujuni who runs a farm in Uganda where she rears cattle and pigs with the support by the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme.
Agroecology plays a key role to build a sustainable world and transform the way we produce, distribute, transport and consume our food, safeguard the environment and promote social protection.
Every day, people are dying from infections that cannot be treated anymore.
And so are animals and plants.
Who says children shouldn’t play in the kitchen? Cooking healthy food starts young in this Touch Smell Taste cooking class in Rome. The hands-on cooking lab led by Naheda Slayih and supported by volunteers, invites visually impaired children to learn how to become young chefs and have a good time too.
Many residents of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia depend heavily on fish and rice for their livelihoods and have to send their children to work rather than school in order to survive. FAO is working with the government and partners to get children back to school.
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.
Note: Percentages on the figure indicate the shares in the total; they may not tally due to rounding.
Discover an evidence-based, country-led and country-owned initiative to accelerate agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development.
Articulating FAO's vision of a sustainable and food secure world for all, in the context of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
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