Highlights archive

04/03/2021

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 [...]

09/02/2021

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 [...]

03/02/2021

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 [...]

29/01/2021

Adopted 25 years ago by the FAO Conference, the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries remains the reference for national and international efforts to ensure sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. The Code sets out principles and international standards of behaviour for responsible [...]

26/01/2021

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an ever more prevalent and dangerous threat. Learn more by reviewing some of FAO’s key materials on AMR. Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and wastewater management to prevent infections and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)This brief [...]

22/01/2021

Education offers a means for people to fulfil their own potential and help build a better future for all. FAO is committed to sharing knowledge and building capacity in the areas of food and agriculture to support sustainable development and [...]

17/12/2020

Migration represents both challenges and opportunities for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development. International Migrants Day 2020 is an opportunity to explore policy options that address the root causes of migration and incorporate migration issues in agriculture and rural development strategies. FAO migration [...]

10/12/2020

Mountains host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots and 30 percent of all Key Biodiversity Areas. Mountains are home to many endangered species. Many of the world's most important crops and livestock species originate in mountains. International Mountain Day 2020 [...]

09/12/2020

Tomorrow’s food security depends on youth. However, high unemployment rates and lack of opportunities in rural areas keep pushing young people to migrate. COVID-19 has exacerbated the vulnerability of youth as they are more likely to become unemployed and to [...]