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.

Acronym
FAO
Focal point
Paolo Groppo
Phone number
+390657051

Location

Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome
Italy
IT
Working languages

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Mexico

La Revolución Verde de los años sesenta y setenta, con su paquete de semillas mejoradas, tecnologías de cultivo, mejor irrigación y fertilizantes químicos, fue altamente existosa para alcanzar su objetivo primordial de aumentar el rendimiento de cosechas y suministros alimentarios agregados. En Asia, donde el paquete de la Revolución Verde tuvo su mayor aplicación, la producción de alimentos registró un sustancial incremento en ésas décadas.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Mexico

La demanda de agua registra un rápido aumento en todo el mundo y el costo de desarrollar nuevos suministros resulta prohibitivo en muchos países. Paralelamente, la creciente contaminación del agua agrava el ya existente desequilibrio entre demanda y suministro. De ahí la vital importancia de desarrollar los recursos agua y riego en el marco de los esfuerzos por mejorar la seguridad alimentaria y la producción agrícola sostenible.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Mexico

En vísperas del siglo XXI, la mujer rural de los países en desarrollo detenta la llave del futuro de los sistemas agrícolas de la Tierra, y también de la seguridad del alimento y de la vida, gracias a su papel en la selección de semillas y el uso sostenible que ella hace de la diversidad de plantas y animales.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Mexico

Las mujeres producen entre el 60 y el 80 por ciento de los alimentos de los países en desarrollo y la mitad de los de todo el mundo. No obstante, solo recientemente se empezó a reconocer su papel clave como productoras y suministradoras de alimentos y su decisiva contribución a la seguridad alimentaria del hogar.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Chile

Muchos estudios han abordado el tema de la producción agrícola y alimentaria, incluso respecto del aporte de las mujeres a las economías locales y los cambios de los sistemas alimentarios a nivel global. Sin embargo, en el ámbito rural, muchas veces las mujeres no son visibles, pese a que realizan una gran parte de las actividades en la finca. En general, además, los negocios rurales propiedad de mujeres tienden a enfrentar más barreras y reciben menos servicios y apoyo que los negocios en manos de hombres.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

FAO's Governance of Tenure Technical Guide No. 6, this guide "aims to support states, community-based organizations and civil society organizations, the private sector and other relevant actors to take proactive measures to implement the standards and recommendations of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (Tenure Guidelines) for legally recognizing and protecting tenure rights to commons and community-based governance structures."

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

FAO's Governance of Tenure Technical Guide No. 6, this guide "builds on a number of initiatives and studies from recent years that have shone a light on pastoral governance and land tenure: on the inherent challenges pastoralists face, the shortcomings of governments in securing pastoral tenure, and the emerging examples of success and progress from around the world."

Agricultural mechanization: A key input for sub-Saharan Africa smallholders cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Global

This paper is specifically about agricultural mechanisation: the opportunities provided by mechanisation for intensifying production in a sustainable manner, in value addition and agri-food value chain development, as well as the inherent opportunities implied for improved local economies and livelihoods. The establishment of viable business enterprises agro-processors, transport services, and so forth as a result of increased agricultural mechanisation in rural areas, is crucial to creating employment and income opportunities and, thereby, enhancing the demand for farm produce.

The State of Food and Agriculture: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security cover image
Reports & Research
December 2016
Global

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, represents a new beginning in the global effort to stabilize the climate before it is too late. It recognizes the importance of food security in the international response to climate change, as reflected by many countries focusing prominently on the agriculture sector in their planned contributions to adaptation and mitigation. To help put those plans into action, this report identifies strategies, financing opportunities, and data and information needs.

Policy Papers & Briefs
Institutional & promotional materials
December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Promoting a peaceful and lasting resolution to land conflicts in a protracted crisis context through a fair and environmentally sensitive approach.