Policy Support and Governance Gateway

On 14 May, join this engaging talk about the future of agrifood systems governance, driven by the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI). The webinar will present the study 'Harvesting Change', which explores AI's potential to drive policymaking, fostering sustainability, resilience, and inclusivity in food production

Calls for an inclusive, governance-driven, and de-risked transformation set the agenda for the desired agrifood systems in the Mediterranean. Explore how multistakeholder governance has contributed to mobilizing action in this direction

How can FAO better support countries in addressing governance of agrifood systems transformation to make them more sustainable, inclusive and resilient? Take part in this call for submissions by 1 April 2024

See how FAO helps countries adopt the best tailored strategies to pursue a sustainable, efficient, inclusive and resilient agrifood systems transformation by promoting governance innovation

A newly launched paper provides practical guidance to undertake an in-depth water governance analysis at country and subnational levels and to develop technically valid and politically feasible strategies for change

Transforming food and agriculture for sustainable development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for a bold, transformational change to achieve a world that is more inclusive, fair, sustainable and resilient. It’s a world free of hunger and extreme poverty, one that protects sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems services for development.

This corporate portal is a gateway to FAO’s policy and governance support work to build sustainable food systems that can help countries achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda. FAO, itself the world’s leading forum for policy dialogue, promotes evidence-based policy making from national to regional and global levels as countries prioritize challenges, implement decisions and monitor their effectiveness.

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Policy Tools and Publications

FAO’s policy and governance support resources — briefs, guidelines, datasets, e-learning resources, analytical tools, issue papers — are all freely available to the public. 

Global pandemic
FAO response to COVID-19 

As countries move to strike a balance between keeping people safe and getting the economy back on track, they must protect poor and vulnerable people’s access to nutritional food. FAO knowledge tools help countries mitigate the risks of the pandemic on food security and nutrition.

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FAO role and areas of work

To achieve its mandate and assist countries in the best way possible, FAO works on priority policy issues. Each theme presents key FAO policy messages and links to further information, resources and partner initiatives.

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FAO policy and governance work is developed through an extensive array of institutional partnerships with governments, regional organizations, parliaments, agricultural producers, the private sector, civil society, renowned technical experts, international organizations and financial institutions.

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