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.

FAO
Organisation contact
Paolo Groppo

Location

Italy
IT

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

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

The Branching Durban project encourages an intimate relationship between residents and nature, by relying on nature’s intelligence and questioning commonly held notions of enclosed space.</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 hou

Reports & Research
December 2016

The publication contains the 2016-2020 Country Programming Framework which maps out priority areas to guide the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ collaborative efforts and support to the Government of Zimbabwe in the areas of food and nutrition, agriculture, natural resources management and rural development.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

Bamboo Housing regenerates deforested areas by creating self-suf- cient housing communities that cultivate their own raw materials.</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

Slovakia joined the Organization in 1993. During the 1990s FAO assistance in the country was focused mainly on forestry and integrated pest management (IPM). The Organization also provided technical support for the development and harmonization of national policies, particularly in the area of forestry and agriculture. Today Slovakia is a resource partner, providing support to a number of activities in the areas of FAO’s mandate, including forestry and food safety.