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From fisheries and aquaculture, where women make up half of the workforce, but are disproportionately engaged in the least stable and lowest paid jobs; to land agriculture, where women will often work the fields, but not own them; to a [...]


World Pulses Day, 10 February, is an opportunity to celebrate the critical role these nutritious seeds play in addressing challenges of poverty, food security, nutrition, soil health and climate change. Since The International Year of Pulses in 2016, FAO has been the lead [...]


How do you prefer to read? On your phone, on your tablet, on your computer, or in print? As a knowledge-driven organization, FAO works to guarantee continued access to its knowledge. Here’s how to browse through the wealth of our online resources, [...]


The right to adequate food is about ensuring everyone has access every day to nutritious, sufficient, safe and affordable food. This is a human right, not a privilege. Human Rights Day 2022 marks the one-year countdown to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration [...]


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 [...]


As the 45th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC45) discusses new food standards from 21 to 25 November 2022, you may wish to browse through a selection of FAO’s publications on food safety, highlighting the pivotal role of Codex Alimentarius [...]


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today. Drug-resistant microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can spread between and within animal, human and plant populations and migrate through the [...]


Tomorrow's agriculture must produce more food with less of a environmental footprint, the basis for strong local and diversified agrifood systems that are more resilient to shocks and disruptions. With this in mind, the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Plant Production [...]


FAO’s cookbook helps you know, cook and eat fish.


Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. From 6 to 18 November, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), a 2-week summit [...]

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