Policy Support and Governance Gateway

Policy resources are freely available and include guidelines, articles, analytical tools, case studies, databases, policy briefs, training and e-learning publications.


 This publication shows how FAO provides policy support in Myanmar – one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. This includes an assessment of how existing technological solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation can improve food production systems.

Tool/ Technical guidance note

Understanding the characteristics, dynamics and constraints of food systems is at the heart of FAO’s work. This technical guidance note helps to operationalize conceptual frameworks on food systems in order to enable effective policy-making.

New Policy Theme Page

Must see: The Gateway’s new theme page shows how FAO addresses the adverse drivers of migration and enhances the positive impacts for agriculture and rural communities.


Governance bottlenecks are increasingly hampering effective collective action for sustainable development at country, regional and global levels. This framework paper outlines a four-phased framework for analysis and identification of solutions to governance issues

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.

Policy Themes
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.

What is governance?

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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