Highlights archive


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 [...]


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 the lead [...]


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 [...]


The right to adequate food is about ensuring everyone has access every day to nutritious, sufficient, safe and affordable food. This is a human right, not a privilege. Browse this selection of publications demonstrating FAO’s long-term commitment to promoting inclusivity, access [...]


Migration brings both challenges and opportunities for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development. International Migrants Day 2021 has been an opportunity to explore policy options that address the adverse drivers of migration and incorporate migration issues in agriculture and rural development strategies. FAO migration [...]