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Achieving an environmentally sustainable increase of production and access to affordable healthy diets is key. This should be done while protecting and enhancing the livelihoods of the world’s small-scale agricultural producers and other agrifood system actors. Yet agricultural production systems still lack integration, optimization, diversification, and innovation, while relying on the intensive use of chemical inputs and of natural resources. Global food supplies today rely  on just a few crops and animal species, increasing the vulnerability to biotic stresses.
That’s why plant production and protection should focus on sustainable:


These sustainable production and protection technologies can greatly contribute to ensuring food security and nutrition, promoting food quality and safety, supporting farmers’ livelihoods, protecting the environment and biodiversity, and facilitating safe trade and economic growth.

 


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A platform dedicated to the role of pollinators in enhancing biodiversity and sustainable agrifood systems, featuring a glossary, resources and a photo initiative

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Good agricultural practices (GAP) boost plant health and contribute to ‘One Health’

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Italian farmers showcase varieties at Rome event to mark International Day of Potato

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How innovation contributes to safeguarding the health of plants and our planet takes centre stage

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World Potato Congress hosts webinar to promote International Day of Potato

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Starting from grassroots to the global level, special agricultural products are being promoted to boost livelihoods in different countries across the world

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FAO and the government create new varieties to reduce impact of drought and disease

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Director of the FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, evaluates the food security situation on the ground and urges continued global support

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World Bee Day 2024 is a call for global action encouraging young people to create a buzz of their own and help to strengthen pollination-friendly agricultural production


Events

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2024

Hybrid Event, 30/05/2024

The inaugural celebration of the International Day of Potato on May 30 will be held at FAO Headquarters and online. The day will bring together ministers, experts, and communities from around the world to spotlight the potato's vital role in enhancing nutrition, ensuring food security, and supporting sustainable agricultural practices.


Goals

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Developing a sustainable crop production systems for a world free from hunger

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Protecting the environment and biodiversity and facilitating safe trade and economic growth

 

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Enabling a more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable crop production and protection

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Enhancing farmer’s timely access to affordable quality and safe seeds and planting materials

 

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Ensuring food security and nutrition through sustainable plant production and protection

FAO Plant Production and Protection

Minimizing agricultural chemical inputs and mitigating climate change impact


Key areas


Tools

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Pesticide Registration Toolkit

The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision support system for pesticide registrars in low and middle income countries.

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City Region Food Systems Assessment and Planning Online Toolkit

To complement the CRFS Assessment and Planning Handbook, the online Toolkit provides supplementary explanations, practical tools, training materials, technical examples, and workshop resources related to activities within each project module.

Tools
Rotterdam Convention Technical Assistance Interactive Map

The interactive map allows users to have a comprehensive overview of the work of the Rotterdam Convention.

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Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE)

How agroecology supports the transformation to more sustainable agricultural and food systems.


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Enhancing the use of quality seed for greater choice and benefit of smallholder farmers
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