Highlights archive


Reducing food loss and waste is an important target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as a means to achieve other SDG targets, in particular relating to food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. On the occasion of the release [...]


In recent years, multiple disasters have imposed devastating consequences on agriculture, food security and the livelihoods of millions of farmers, pastoralists, fishers and forest-dependent communities. From the 2015/16 El Niño and resulting hazards worldwide to the exceptionally strong 2017 hurricane [...]


For the first time, FAO’s major publications series are presented together in a user-friendly catalogue. The catalogue features all of the most active series, both new and long-standing, and is divided into areas of work, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, trade [...]


Today, billions of people are still living without safe water for their households, schools, farms and workplaces. The rural poor are among those who suffer the most. They are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access [...]


There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world, the largest young population ever. On the occasion of International Youth Day (12 August), have a look at FAO’s selection of publications relating to youth [...]


The English edition of Inside FAO: A truly global forum is now available. The publication, already available in Italian, showcases the archeology, history and art of FAO’s headquarters in Rome. Through spectacular photographs and expert commentary, the book presents FAO’s unique [...]


The June 2019 edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available, including the brand new FAO: Challenges and opportunities in a global world and Inside FAO: A truly global forum. The online version includes links to all publications, related press releases [...]


With some 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, and around 420 000 deaths, unsafe food represents a threat to human health, as well as to economies. Consumers have the right to expect that food available on domestic markets is [...]


Pollination is the highest agricultural contributor to yields worldwide. Three out of four crops across the globe depend, at least in part, on pollinators. On the occasion of World Bee Day, here is a selection of FAO publications offering guidance, [...]


Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the occasion of the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (15−17 May 2019), have a look at some key publications [...]