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18/05/2022

From ecosystem-based approaches to climate and/or nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better. On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), [...]

18/05/2022

World Bee Day (20 May) is an opportunity to highlight the importance of beekeepers and the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, safeguarding biodiversity, and contributing to food security and nutrition. This year, [...]

11/05/2022

Land, soil and water resources for food production form the core of the global food system, and produce more than 95% of the food we eat.     Future agricultural production will depend upon soil, land and water systems, for which we need [...]

22/04/2022

As a knowledge-driven organization, FAO works to guarantee continued access to its knowledge. World Book and Copyright Day 2022 is an opportunity to get a glimpse of the wealth of our online resources, easily accessible from your computer or mobile phone. Check [...]

05/04/2022

Healthy plants constitute the foundation for all life on Earth, as well as ecosystem functions, food security and nutrition. Plant health is key to the sustainable development of agriculture required to feed a growing global population by 2050. As FAO has [...]

31/03/2022

Released to coincide with the London Book Fair (5−7 April),  the new edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available. It includes the latest edition of the Regional Overviews of Food Security and Nutrition − Statistics and Trends, the Statistical Yearbook and Pocketbook 2021, a foresight report on future food safety and [...]

17/03/2022

Forests cover nearly one-third of the earth’s land surface and provide people with goods such as timber, fuel, food and fodder. They help combat climate change, protect biodiversity and serve as areas where people can get close to nature. Sustainably using [...]

17/03/2022

Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that supports our lives. With the theme "Groundwater − Making the invisible visible", World Water Day 2022 (22 March) is an opportunity to [...]

02/03/2022

With some 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses every year, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies around the world. Ensuring food safety is a public health priority and an essential step to achieving food security. FAO is [...]

02/03/2022

Gender equality is essential to achieve FAO’s mandate of a world free from hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The Organization recognizes that persisting inequalities between women and men are a major obstacle to agriculture and rural development and that eliminating these [...]

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