Blog policy and guidelines

Blog requirements

  • Blog entries will only be accepted in the FAO official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish.
  • Suggested post length is 300-700 words, entries cannot exceed 800 words.
  • Provide honest, accurate and concise information that is relevant to the blog
  • Be respectful of others
  • Do not provide any sensitive or politically controversial material
  • Do not provide information directly promoting external products or services
  • Acknowledge and flag any mistakes as soon as they have been identified
  • Acknowledge any reference material (data, quotations and other third-party content)

Post guidelines

  • Use lists, bullet points and sub-headings to break up your text and keep readers interest.
  • Do not try to convey too much information in one post - think of one or two key points that you want reader to take away after reading your post.
  • Point readers to where they can find additional information on the subject if they are interested.
  • Invite comments on your post by asking questions and respond promptly to any comments.

Blog conditions

  • Submissions must meet FAO's quality standards in order to get published. FAO reserves the right to edit and adapt blog post submissions prior to posting
  • It may take a few days before our team can review new submissions. We receive many submissions, so we appreciate your patience throughout our review and production process.
  • FAO will promote all posts via its corporate social media channels. Authors are encouraged to promote their posts through their own networks, as well.
  • FAO reserves the right to remove comments that it deems inappropriate.
  • FAO does not accept responsibility for, or endorse the views of bloggers.

How to submit a post

  1. Register and join the FAO community. You will need to insert your name, surname and email. 
  2. Read our blog policy and guidelines
  3. Send an email to [email protected] with your entry in word format, specifying IYS BLOG in the subject. Please use the same email that you provided at registration. You can include photos, multimedia and a short bio/headshot if you like. Remember, entries cannot exceed 800 words.
  4. Be patient. It may take a few days before our team can review new submissions.

If you would like to submit a post or article idea, or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 

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