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

عكف منظمة الأغذية والزراعة، منذ انضمام اليمن إليها في عام 1990، على تقديم المساعدات في مجالات تعزيز التنمية المستدامة لقطاع الأغذية والزراعة في الدولة، بما في ذلك إدارة الموارد الطبيعية واستخدامها بالشكل الأمثل. ومع تصاعد الصراع منذ مارس/آذار 2014، قامت المنظمة بالاستجابة للأزمة الإنسانية التي امتد أثرها لأكثر من 14.1 مليون شخص يعانون من انعدام الأمن الغذائي. ويتم تقديم المساعدات الطارئة في المجالات الزراعية وسبل المعيشة لحماية المجتمعات المستضعفة وتعزيز قدراتها.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

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. </p>This design proposes a housing solution for a small indigenous community known as the Orang Asli that lives in the Belum Rainforest of Malaysia.

Reports & Research
December 2016

<p>The purpose of this sheet is to provide comprehensive set of information on GIAHS Programme in a single document which summarizes all the core information uploaded in the website and written in the previously released sources.</p> The overall goal of the global initiative is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems through catalyzing and establishing a long-term programme to support such systems and enhance global, national and local benefits deri

Reports & Research
December 2016

Migration between rural locations is prevalent in many developing countries and has been found to improve economic well-being in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper explores the pathways through which intra-rural migration affects well-being in rural Tanzania. Specifically, we investigate whether such migration enables migrants to access more land, higher quality land, or greater off-farm income generating opportunities that may, in turn, translate into improved well-being.