Highlights archive

01/08/2022

Indigenous women are the backbone of Indigenous Peoples’ communities and play a crucial role in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (9 August) is an opportunity to browse through some of FAO’s publications that highlight [...]

26/07/2022

About 95% of the food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils, which have a natural capacity to support plants by providing them with nutrients through the soil solution. Healthy soils are crucial to our basic survival as well [...]

15/06/2022

The FAO Library , the world's premier resource for food and agriculture scholarship, has clocked up seven decades. Its roots date back to the foundation of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA) in 1905, whose mission was to collect, study, publish and disseminate [...]

02/06/2022

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 [...]

01/06/2022

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing remains one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems as it undermines national and regional efforts to manage fisheries sustainably as well as endeavours to conserve marine biodiversity. Fisheries resources available to bona fide fishers [...]

30/05/2022

A staple food for the world's population, potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, providing a primary source of energy. They also contain several micronutrients including B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Potatoes are a vital part of the global [...]

23/05/2022

International Tea Day (May 21) is an opportunity to celebrate the cultural heritage, health benefits and economic importance of tea, while working to make its production sustainable “from field to cup” ensuring its benefits for people, cultures and the environment [...]

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. Browse through a selection of FAO publications on biodiversity and nature-based [...]

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 [...]

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