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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people. FAO's activities comprise four main areas:

  • Putting information within reach.
  • Sharing policy expertise.
  • Providing a meeting place for nations.
  • Bringing knowledge to the field.
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The latest United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) estimates suggest that livestock are responsible for 14.5% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions - the same amount produced by all the world's cars, places, trains and boats put ...
FAO country representative Attaher Maiga said the application will be using a language that local farmers understand, explaining that it will also have voice and text format options.
Every two years, the three Rome-based UN food agencies recognize an interagency country team which best exemplifies how FAO, IFAD and WFP can effectively work together to leverage their unique strengths to help countries tackle critical hunger and ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated food security and reduced nutrition levels, leaving approximately 30 million people unsure ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the government of Norway debuted the latest version of the the only research ship that flies the UN flag. On fisheries and aquaculture, the World Bank's Board of Directors approved a US$40 ...
Last December Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez revealed that she had met with representatives from organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization ...
Speaking at the event, the FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said that beyond its role as carbon sinks, healthy soils are the foundation for global food security.
... respond to the challenges of water scarcity and climate change," said Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a news release.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has highlighted the concentration of smallholder farmers in subsistence farming rather than farming as a business, which means they have low demand for inputs, resulting in few incentives for input ...
Mr Wellington Omoragbon, a Director in Edo Ministry of agriculture, said the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has trained no fewer than 50 farmers from rice clusters in the state.
Image result for United Nations approves $22m special funds for Somalia The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved by the United Nations ...
Overall production of wheat, oats and barley in Ireland decreased by 12.3% in 2016, the latest figures from the CSO show.
... the regional initiative is seeking to strengthen school meal programmes in 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries, through triangular South-South cooperation that receives the support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The US officially became a Party to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and agriculture (ITPGR) on 13 March 2017.
In the report named 'The transition of coal', the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that Latin America and the Caribbean produced almost 8.9 million tons of coal in 2015.
"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally-friendly way where quality is not compromised," Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director general, FAO, said at a World Water Day ceremony at the United ...
Soil management could "make or break" climate change mitigation efforts, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). Plants and other organic residues absorb carbon and keep it in the soil, creating a reservoir of ...
The new collaboration between FAO and UNFCCC will include policy advice, data sharing, and the promotion of access to critical knowledge by agricultural smallholders, a large share of the population in many developing countries most exposed to climate ...
Among other actions, special events were hosted by the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). UNFF hosted an event at the UN Headquarters in New York, US. The event featured opening remarks by, ...
Baghdad, Iraq - Recognizing the significance of food security in Iraq, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently concluded a major workshop for a number of government ministries and stakeholders on the collection and analysis ...
By Mehdi Al-Nimr ROME, March 22 (KUNA) -- As the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) marks the World Water Day on Wednesday, Kuwait envoy to the organization Youssef Al-Jehil highlighted his country's pioneering experiment in using treated ...
On 20 February, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) formally declared famine for parts of South Sudan, alerting the international community that some 100,000 ...
FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO's Special ...
... forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits.
The FAO's latest sobering report warned of the need to significantly increase investments in agriculture to meet the anticipated 50% increase in food demand by ...
In a joint statement on Mar 17, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said targeted efforts are needed to control H7N9 in Chinese poultry to protect people as well as the poultry ...
In response, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with other U.N. agencies to promote clean and efficient wood and charcoal stoves, which cut the amount of indoor pollution while burning less woodfuel.
By joining, the United States adds more than 570,000 types of maize, wheat, potatoes and other crops to the 1.5 million varieties available under the treaty's sharing system managed by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). "The quality and ...
The declaration requests the UN Secretary-General to establish, in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), an ad hoc inter-agency ...
Since 1948 the UN's Food and agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial plantations, writes WRM in this Open ...
The UN's food agency on Friday urged China to step up efforts to contain and eliminate a strain of bird flu which has killed scores of people this year.
The H7N9 strain of avian influenza, first detected in China four years ago, has experienced resurgence since December 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE) have ...
H7N9 has killed almost 500 people in China since it was first reported in 2013 but until recently had shown little or no clinical symptoms in birds, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). But in February Beijing reported it ...
Food shapes the daily patterns of city life, and food production in urban and peri-urban areas is increasingly regarded as integral to resilient and sustainable city region food systems, says United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) ...
... and Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula. For the other drought-ridden countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched an ...
by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation | UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Friday, 17 March ... This would reduce the risk associated with virus spread and impacts on public health, according to Food and Agriculture Organization and the World ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that countries neighbouring China were at "high risk" of exposure to the H7N9 strain, which has recently mutated to become far more deadly for chicken than it had been.
By joining, the United States adds more than 570,000 types of maize, wheat, potatoes and other crops to the 1.5 million varieties available under the treaty's sharing system managed by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). "The quality ...
Willy Bett (R), Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of agriculture, Livestock and fisheries and Gabriel Rugalema (C), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Kenya, exchange signed agreement documents in Nairobi, capital of Kenya ...
Kundhavi Kadiresan, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Asia, said the region needs to focus on reaching the most marginalized people, such as the very poor or those living in mountainous areas.
"The conflict has a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods. Crop and livestock production fell significantly compared to pre-crisis levels," said Salah Hajj Hassan, FAO Representative in Yemen. UN officials are calling not only for immediate ...
"The entire continent is going to change in the next couple of decades," said Ugo Pica Ciamarra, a livestock economist at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). As meat products and livestock are perishable and difficult to export, demand is ...
There are, however, three other UN agencies which deal with questions relevant to agriculture: the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO). If you look at FAO's view on ...
A market at a food cooperative in Orto Sole cooperative farm in Fiumicino and Torrimpietra, Italy. In a new report, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more health and balanced diets in the Europe and Central Asia. Photo: ...
Kundhavi Kadiresan, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Asia, said the region needs to focus on reaching the most marginalized people, such as the very poor or those living in mountainous areas.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) reminded the world that women and girls play a crucial role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ...
FAO supports school meals in a range of ways including technical support to governments on sustainable agriculture, food safety and standards, support to family farmers to grow surplus harvests to sell to schools, public procurement regulations ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Progamme (WFP) emphasized their commitments to increasing investments in the capacities of rural women to help ...
At a humanitarian summit in late February in Oslo, governments pledged US$672 million in funds for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, three days after the heads of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP) reminded the world that women and girls play a crucial role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ...


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