Celebrating the International Day of Education


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 inspire behavioural change.

On the occasion of the International Day of Education (24 January), we invite you to discover and share a selection of FAO’s publications designed to engage and inform young people on important global issues underlying the Organization’s work.

FAO activity book series

Shedding light on a variety of global topics, this series seeks to engage young people, their families and educators in FAO’s work and the global effort to eliminate hunger. The latest titles include:

Our actions are our future
Available in twelve languages, the World Food Day 2021 Activity Book invites children to learn about food journeys and the fascinating world behind food and agriculture.

Healthy plants, healthy planet
This activity book is designed to help educators bring children and young people close to the world of plant protection and the science that deals with plant health. 

Other related activity books include:

YUNGA Challenge Badges and Youth Guides

This series aims to raise awareness, educate and motivate youth to change behaviour and become active agents of change in their local community, under the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) initiative. New titles include: 

Pollinators challenge badge
This publication is designed to help educate children and young people about the importance of pollinators for people and the planet, and how to help safeguard them against extinction.


  • Gender Challenge Badge
  • Challenge badge on biodiversity (SDG 15) (second edition)
  • Challenge badge on UN decade on ecosystem restoration (SDG 11)
  • Tide Turner Challenge Badge

The magical world of soil biodiversity
This publication collects the ten best soil biodiversity stories from the book contest held in celebration of World Soil Day 2020. The collection is aimed at helping children (aged 6-11 years) learn about the importance of soil organisms and soil biodiversity

For further reading, check out the Publications catalogue.