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Our response to the ongoing conflict and its impact on global food security

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Director-General
News
UN Security Council meeting: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security, FAO says

Director-General QU Dongyu notes that conflict remains the main driver of global hunger.

News
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Some 46 000 people are assisted during the spring potato sowing campaign.

Global food security ministerial call to action

A statement by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu.

Interactive story
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Biodiversity is essential to food and agriculture; yet it is declining. Explore our interactive global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide.

Story
Seed biodiversity: The life insurance of our food production

Five countries protecting and preserving food biodiversity for resilient agri-food systems.

Publication
Framework for Action on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The latest Framework for Action on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture provides recommendations to improve the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture.

Director-General
Global food security ministerial call to action

A statement by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu.

Voices of Impact

FAO distributed potato seeds to farmers in Ukraine

The ongoing war in Ukraine has affected the planting and harvesting season. As part of its support to Ukrainian farmers, FAO has distributed over 800 metric tonnes of potato seed kits to 17 740 vulnerable families.

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Videos
Support beekeepers to restore honey production in Yemen

Watch this video to see how FAO supports smallholder beekeepers to restore their livelihoods through providing them beekeeping trainings and equipments.


Bees are our tiny food heroes

Beekeepers around the world are working to protect bees.

Podcasts

Bees and other pollinators are essential to our food security - most of the fruits we eat wouldn’t exist without them. Yet, bees face a very serious existential threat. How we can play a role in protecting our pollinators?


Young people from around the world share their concerns for the future and demand urgent action on climate change.

FAO and the SDGs

FAO supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

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A world free from hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contributes to improving the living standards of all

FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

FAO supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

Tap for more

FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

Tap for more

FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

Tap for more

FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

Tap for more

FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

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FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

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Temperature change by region

2020 World

31.2%

2010 World

31.5%

In depth

In Focus
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Thanks to continued trust and growing financial support from our Resource Partners, FAO is working to create a world without hunger or poverty.

In Focus
Programme Implementation Report 2020-21

In an exceptionally challenging biennium, see how FAO rose to the challenge, implementing a global, holistic and multipronged strategy to support Members.

In Focus
FAO Data Lab

The FAO Data Lab for Statistical Innovation modernizes the statistical business process, with a specific focus on emergency contexts, when having access to timely information is very important.

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems