FAO Director-General urges intensified efforts towards resilient, sustainable water-secure, food-secure future.
Open-access WaPOR system uses geospatial data to track actual crop water consumption down to the field level.
See the agenda and follow this year's Rome Water Dialogue running from 4 - 5 October.
World Food Day 2023 will highlight how water is essential to life on Earth and the foundation of our food.
This year, the World Food Forum's (WFF) flagship event will comprise the Global Youth Forum for Food and Agriculture, the Science and Innovation Forum and the Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum. Register now to attend.
The Global Symposium on Soils and Water will examine how these two resources can help achieve sustainable agrifood systems. See the agenda and register.
In Sri Lanka, FAO is building capacities of local irrigation experts to monitor water resources, and improve water productivity with real-time data from the FAO WaPOR platform. Watch the video to learn more.
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.
The region of Ixil in Guatemala is one of the poorest coffee-growing regions in the world. Low literacy rates and child labor have long plagued the population. Find out how FAO and partners are promoting education and safe youth employment in the coffee industry.
Source: FAO. 2023. Indicators. In: Sustainable Development Goals. Rome. Cited 8 June 2023. https://www.fao.org/sustainable-development-goals-data-portal/data/
Thanks to continued trust and growing financial support from our Resource Partners, FAO is working to create a world without hunger or poverty.
The Director-General’s Medium Term Plan (Reviewed) 2022-25 and Programme of Work and Budget 2024-25.
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.
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.