Highlights archive


Released to coincide with the 166th Session of the FAO Council (26–30 April 2021), the April 2021 edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available in English and coming soon in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. It includes the latest editions of the State [...]


To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, FAO has thought of the growing public who enjoy listening to books as much as reading them off the page or their screen. Our first foray into the world of audiobooks comes with FAO [...]


Soils are essential to life on Earth. Their protection is of the utmost importance to ensure the future of agri-food systems and the provision of key ecosystem services. While there is increasing attention to the importance of biodiversity for food [...]


This user-friendly catalogue presents FAO’s major publications series. It features all of the most active series, both new and long-standing, and is divided into areas of work, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, trade and investment, among others. Each series entry includes [...]


World Water Day 2021 is an opportunity to value water beyond its economic value. Water is key to households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk [...]


Healthy forests mean healthy people. Forests provide health benefits for everyone: fresh air, nutritious foods, clean water, and recreation space. In developed countries, up to 25 percent of all medicinal drugs are plant-based; in developing countries, the number is as [...]


Innovation holds the potential to unlock employment opportunities, empower youth and women to access information, technology and markets, and scale up new solutions to global challenges to food and agriculture. FAO assists member countries in unlocking the potential of innovation to [...]


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 [...]


In 2020, FAO’s flagship ‘The State of the World’ collection was released in a new easy-to-read digital format, providing audiences with a responsive reading experience to discover FAO’s work and dig deeper into the global issues affecting food and agriculture. Featuring [...]