Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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.

Focal point
Paolo Groppo
Phone number


Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

The Urban Super Forest is constructed from lightweight wooden structures that are situated atop pre-existing urban buildings to reduce land-use. </p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015.The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative and sustainable wood housing and urban building solutions.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

Since the Kingdom of Bahrain joined the Organization in 1971, FAO has provided technical support to enhance the food and nutrition security and strengthen the country’s management and conservation of natural resources. Cooperation has included support to the fisheries, livestock and crop production subsectors as well as assistance in the area of food safety; and food and nutrition security

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

Lesotho joined the Organization in 1966 and has enjoyed close cooperation with FAO since the establishment of the country office in 1983. The main thrust of assistance has been on the formulation and implementation of policies, programmes and projects aimed at improving agricultural output, natural resources management and food and nutrition security. More recently, important features of cooperation have included response to agricultural emergencies, climate change adaptation and promotion of sustainable land management principles and practices.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

وترمي العناصر عناصر لتيسير التنفيذ المحلي للحصول على الموارد وتقاسم منافعها بالنسبة إلى مختلف القطاعات الفرعية للموارد الوراثية للأغذية والزراعة إلى مساعدة الحكومات التي تنظر في تدابير الحصول على الموارد وتقاسم منافعها أو تقوم بوضعها أو تكييفها أو تنفيذها، على الأخذ بعين الاعتبار أهمية الموارد الوراثية للأغذية والزراعة، والدور الخاص الذي تلعبه في تحقيق الأمن الغذائي، والسمات المميّزة لمختلف القطاعات الفرعية، بموازاة الامتثال للصكوك الدولية بحسب الاقتضاء.