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.


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


The guideline aims to accelerate investments in and by youth in agrifood systems. It provides practical guidance, including tools and examples, to foster youth-focused and youth-sensitive investment programmes

Tool/ Technical guidance note

Bioeconomy aims at substituting fossil-based resources by using a biological approach to produce energy, food and feed. See this new publication on how policies can foster forest products to replace fossil-based ones.


Must see: The recently updated policy theme page on Food Loss and Food Waste sheds a light on the key drivers for change to make good use of surplus food and to reduce food insecurity.

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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