Highlights archive

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 [...]

07/12/2020

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 [...]

27/11/2020

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 [...]

26/11/2020

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 [...]

17/11/2020

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 [...]