FAO Impact


Listen to the stories of people around the world who are improving their food security - their production, their nutrition, their environment and their lives - together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Discover new frontiers in sustainability, and why these matter to you, through the challenges and successes of rural communities and fisherfolk, as told in their own voices.

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From overfishing and pollution to climate change, the threats to ocean health are many and varied. UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson says governments must commit to reaching the target of carbon net zero.


There is enough food to feed the entire population. Yet it is estimated that between 691 and 783 million people in the world faced hunger in 2022. Achieving Zero Hunger means meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to ensure food security for everyone across the globe. So how can we achieve Zero Hunger by 2030?


Young people from around the world share their concerns for the future and demand urgent action on climate change.


Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is worth an estimated US$23 billion annually, but it’s wreaking havoc on marine resources and the environment. The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), introduced in 2016, aims to tackle this global problem.


Bees and other pollinators are essential to our food security - most of the fruits we eat wouldn’t exist without them. Yet, bees face a very serious existential threat. How we can play a role in protecting our pollinators?


At Kenya's Lake Turkana, aquatic resources are a lifeline for communities. Hear how one local entrepreneur has turned fish skins into fashion items to boost economic opportunities.


Forests are critical to safeguarding the world's natural resources for future generations. We hand the microphone over to the kids!


According to the UN, over 27 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of protracted conflict and violence and other structural problems. FAO’s Silvia Risi talks about her humanitarian work in DRC.


In this podcast, we head to Tambacounda, 450 kilometers south-east of Dakar, Senegal, to find out how digital tools are helping to transform the country’s agriculture sector and boost farmers' livelihoods.