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News
Global food prices overall hold steady in November

FAO Food Price Index is now only 0.3 percent higher than a year earlier.

Story
She couldn’t walk but kept moving forward

On 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we honour their contributions to productive and sustainable agrifood systems.

Director-General receives the Minister for Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry of Italy

QU Dongyu and Francesco Lollobrigida discuss close cooperation on food security to help countries most in need.

In Focus
Tackling environmental issues, together

FAO and GEF are addressing the world’s environmental challenges.

In Focus
FAO in review: Building and deploying professional and practical expertise

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

In Focus
Soil: where food begins

This World Soil Day, let’s raise awareness of the importance of healthy soil.

Director-General
Director-General receives the Minister for Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry of Italy

QU Dongyu and Francesco Lollobrigida discuss close cooperation on food security to help countries most in need.

Voices of Impact

1 Million Cisterns for the Sahel: Fatoumata’s Story

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.

Videos
The CFI in action: strengthening fisher communities in Cabo Verde

Watch the video and see how Cabo Verdean fishers are improving fish processing and marketing as well as community organization for more sustainable communities, businesses and ecosystems.


6 actions to keep soil alive

Soil organisms are essential for food security, climate change and the environment. An agenda for action on soil biodiversity is needed to protect, strengthen monitoring, and prevent further biodiversity loss.

Podcasts

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.


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.

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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    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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    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.

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    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.

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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

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    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.