A Global Roadmap
Accelerated climate actions can transform agrifood systems and help achieve food security and nutrition both today and tomorrow.
Examining the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their true value
What’s the true value of the food we buy? Go beyond the price tag with our interactive story and see where your country stands.
Explore the past, present and future of agricultural mechanization
Sustainable agricultural mechanization is not just about machinery. Let’s take a look at how agricultural mechanization has evolved and how it can help us tackle pressing global issues.
Mapping and tracking mangrove forests to safeguard these ecological treasures
Mangroves are ecosystems that protect us from climate change, conserve biodiversity, support livelihoods & so much more. For the first time, FAO and experts have mapped the current state of mangrove forests and how they have changed over time.
The status of women in agrifood systems
Women play a vital role in our agrifood systems, but their working conditions and economic opportunities are impacted by gender inequalities. Join in on the conversation and help grow equality in agrifood systems.
Policy approaches for sustainable development
How can trade policies in food and agriculture address today's challenges and how can they contribute to long-term sustainable development for all?
Making agrifood systems more resilient to shocks and stresses
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate variability and extremes, conflict, and the persistence of hunger and malnutrition have shown us that now is the time for us to build more resilient agrifood systems.
FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Biodiversity is essential to sustainable food and agriculture. The species, genetic resources and ecosystems in and around our food production systems have important roles to play. From bees and earthworms to coral reefs and rainforests, biodiversity helps to keep our agrifood systems healthy, productive and resilient.
See the world’s forests in a new light
Take our bee quiz and learn more about these tiny food heroes.
The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity
Discover life belowground: from genes and species to the communities they form. Learn what is threatening soil biodiversity and what are the steps we need to take to protect it.
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems.
Supporting farmers benefits us all
Let's take a look at how FAO is helping farmers to strengthen their resilience in the face of emergencies and an ever-changing landscape of challenges.
Discover how isolated rural communities can navigate a safe path through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Desert Locust
What are desert locusts and what makes them such a threat exactly? Let’s get up close and personal with this potentially devastating pest.
Damage and loss: Agriculture on the proving ground
This interactive story gives you a close-up look at which disasters affect agriculture the most and what impacts they have on the sector.
A vision for transforming aquatic food systems
Aquatic systems have great potential to support millions of lives and livelihoods and contribute to food security. If positively transformed and expanded, they can meet the twin challenge of feeding a growing population while preserving natural resources and the ecosystems that sustain them. Discover what sustainable aquatic food systems look like.
Strengthening the science-policy nexus
This report lays out that vision while sharing recommendations that are key to improving the sustainability of capture fisheries and sustain progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainability in action
With a special focus on sustainability, the 2020 edition is a source of objective, reliable and up-to-date information for policymakers, managers, scientists, stakeholders - and indeed everyone interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Meeting the sustainable development goals
The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.
Different measures for different purposes
What do we mean when we talk about hunger exactly? And how do we calculate this number? Read the interactive story to find out how hunger is measured.
Food security and nutrition around the world
See the latest updates on the global situation. It’s time to put an end to the tale of empty plates.
The world is at a critical juncture
So, if the world is at a critical juncture, where do we stand now? And what can be done to help us build forward better and put us on track to achieving Zero Hunger?
This year’s report presents evidence that the absolute number of people who suffer from hunger continues to slowly increase. The report also highlights that food insecurity is more than just hunger.
|The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition
The report says that climate variability and extremes are key drivers behind this rise, together with conflict and economic downturns, and are threatening to erode and reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition.
|The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
Building resilience for peace and food security
This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed, largely on account of the above-mentioned factors.
See the world’s forests in a new light
Take a look at our forests from two different vantage points. Along the way, you’ll get some fascinating insights into the valuable role they play in our lives.
Forest, Biodiversity and People
This interactive story explores the future of forests and the ways in which we can ensure their sustainability, protecting them for future generations.
A fresh perspective
The Forest Resources Assessment 2020 examines the status of, and trends in, these forest resources across 236 countries and territories from 1990–2020.
Trees, forests and land use in drylands: the first global assessment
This report - the first of its kind - demonstrates that drylands are productive landscapes with considerable economic potential and environmental value.
|The State of the World's Forests
Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development
For the first time, The State of the World’s Forests 2018 provides an assessment of the contribution of forests and trees to our landscapes and livelihoods.
Explore FAO's hunger map and navigate through regions, subregions and countries to discover the state of the prevalence of undernourishment and food insecurity.
Our interactive map lets you see and compare the levels of hunger globally and by country over time. The map looks at moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) measurements.
|SDG Indicator 2.1.1. - Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU)
The map has been created using the Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) and Number of Undernourished (NoU) indicators.
|SDG Indicator 2.1.2. - Moderate or severe food insecurity
The map looks at moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) measurements.
The report provides a thorough analysis of the factors in rural areas which contribute to migration decisions and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.
It shows how an “agroterritorial” planning approach, focused on connecting cities and towns and their surrounding rural areas, combined with agro-industrial and infrastructure development can generate income opportunities throughout the food sector and underpin sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.
A report on the indicators under FAO custodianship
2020 was an extraordinary year in recent history. The pandemic has already shaken the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to its very core and, as it continues, the full effect on the progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is still to be determined. Want to know more about our work towards achieving the SDGs? See progress reports from 2022 onwards.
The Resources, Partnerships – Impact 2020 shows how FAO worked in collaboration with multiple stakeholders in 2019, maximising partnerships for greater results on the ground.
The second edition of FAO´s annual report on partnerships, results and achievements seeks to communicate, in a transparent and accountable way, who FAO is, what we do, and how we work with our partners and diverse United Nations agencies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators
This report is meant to help countries get back on track in their efforts and to highlight the importance of data and reporting in achieving these objectives.
|2017 Result Partnerships - Impact
This report captures selected results achieved by FAO worldwide in 2017. It reflects key impacts obtained thanks to a collaboration with a wide range of partners including Member Nations, other resource partners, civil society, the private sector, academia, research centers and cooperatives.
Celebrating the work of school foodservice staff
Making sure that school meals follow nutrition guidance and are enjoyed by all students is not always an easy task, but a very important one. After all, not only are healthy diets crucial for children's development and wellbeing, but the enjoyment of food is part of the right to food too.
Healthy and sustainable food pathways for schoolchildren
For school children and adolescents, healthy diets are essential to grow, develop and be protected from disease. Here is how we can all play our part to ensure healthy school nutrition.
A crash course in the biological resources around us
Often hear people talk about the ‘bioeconomy’ but you don’t know what it is? Take our crash course and find out!
Did you know that, in 2023, visitors to fao.org spent a combined 48 years browsing the site? Discover more fun FAO website facts from the year that was!
See how FAO supports this initiative to combat climate change, desertification and address food insecurity.
Our interactive story takes a look at water challenges in agriculture and presents appropriate solutions.
The report provides some guiding principles for interventions based on the objectives being pursued through food loss and waste reductions, be they in improved economic efficiency, food security and nutrition, or environmental sustainability.