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Towards Blue Transformation

Discover what sustainable aquatic food systems look like

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Highlights
Director-General
News
Gaza: FAO contributes to fighting malnutrition and starvation

From FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa


News
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector

The initiative focuses on legal wood raw material, enhanced processing capacity and access to finance

Climate, gender and innovation are top priorities for FAO-North America collaboration

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses the Informal North America Regional Conference in Ottawa

Interactive story
Achieving food security and nutrition both today and tomorrow

See our global roadmap to achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5C threshold.

In Focus
FAO in emergencies

Saving lives, safeguarding livelihoods and laying the foundations for resilience.

In Focus
FAO response to global food security challenges

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

Publication
A roadmap for aquatic food system transformation

The Blue Transformation roadmap sets out the vision for FAO’s work on aquatic food systems from 2022 – 2030.

IY Camelids 2024
Campaign
Heroes of deserts and highlands

Did you know that 2024 is the International Year of Camelids? See how to take part and spread the word about these culturally significant animals!

Data
Tracking water consumption around the world

Using satellite data, our WaPOR tool monitors agricultural water productivity at different scales. Access the database now.

Director-General
Climate, gender and innovation are top priorities for FAO-North America collaboration

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses the Informal North America Regional Conference in Ottawa

Voices of Impact

Video

Constructing Climate-Smart Water Harvesting Systems for Rural Communities

Water is the lifeblood of rural communities, but in Somalia it is becoming scarcer due to protracted drought. Watch the video and see how farmers and pastoralists like Hamdi irrigate fields and provide water to livestock through new solar-powered water facilities.

21/08/2023

Constructing Climate-Smart Water Harvesting Systems for Rural Communities

Water is the lifeblood of rural communities, but in Somalia it is becoming scarcer due to protracted drought. Watch the video and see how farmers and pastoralists like Hamdi irrigate fields and provide water to livestock through new solar-powered water facilities.

21/08/2023

Podcast
08/04/2024

In this episode, FAO is distributing fodder to vulnerable families in Gaza to enhance food production to alleviate the catastrophic food security situation; FAO calls for urgent action to prevent the hunger crisis in Sudan from further escalating, and the Food Price Index, after seven months of decline, ticks up in March.

Data

FAO Food Price Index 2021-2024
2014-16=100

Source: https://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/foodpricesindex/en/

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.

Hover the mouse over an SDG icon for more information

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

sdg photo
sdg photo

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

sdg photo
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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
sdg photo

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.