Highlights archive


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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


International Mother Language Day (21 February) is an opportunity to promote multilingualism and discover one of FAO's most translated publications: the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Adopted 27 years ago by the FAO Conference, the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries remains the reference [...]