Highlights archive


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 [...]


COVID-19 has exacerbated what was already a worsening situation. The most recent data − collected in 2020 and published in mid-2021 − shows up to 811 million people chronically undernourished as the pandemic swept the world, halting economic activity, disrupting supply chains and deepening [...]


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 [...]


Browse through a selection of FAO’s publications on food safety, highlighting the pivotal role of Codex Alimentarius in protecting consumer health and facilitating the international food trade.CODEX 2021 – A year of virtual realityThis publication captures the advances in international [...]