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Increasing investments in agriculture is crucial to end hunger and poverty by 2030. However, not all kinds of investments are equally beneficial. In order to generate sustainable benefits for all, it is essential that investments are responsible. The Principles for [...]


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 [...]


Intensifying water constraints threaten food security and nutrition. For this reason, urgent action is needed to make water use in agriculture more sustainable and equitable. The launch of The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 is an opportunity to learn more [...]


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an ever more prevalent and dangerous threat. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 is an opportunity to sound the alarm. In coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), FAO engages [...]


How do you prefer to read? On your phone, on your tablet, on your computer, or in print? And maybe the way you do it today is not the same as six months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has led us [...]


The October 2020 edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available, released  to coincide with the digital Frankfurt book fair (14–18 October). It includes the latest editions of the State of the World flagship reports, the brand new FAO at [...]


To celebrate FAO’s 75th anniversary, a new publication chronicles the history of the Organization and shares its vision for the future. FAO at 75 – Grow, nourish, sustain. Together provides a snapshot of FAO’s achievements and aspirations seen through the [...]


In conjunction with the 43rd Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC43) (24–26 September, 12 and 19 October 2020), browse through a selection of FAO’s publications on food safety, highlighting the pivotal role of Codex Alimentarius in championing the safety, quality and fairness [...]


Tenure rights are crucial to the livelihoods of billions of people. For many, food security is linked to tenure security. On the occasion of the event “Building Back Better: Confronting the impact of COVID-19 on land tenure, food security and nutrition”, [...]


Help shape FAO’s digital publishing programme by answering a 5-minute survey on the The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) and Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). The survey seeks to gather feedback on the directions we are taking with FAO’s flagship publications [...]