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.

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

The rangeland resources of Pakistan constitute around 60 percent of the land area of Pakistan. This resource supports millions of livestock which are important for the livelihood food security and nutrition of poor rural people. Currently the resource is in a deteriorating condition and the current productivity is far less than its potential. Therefore, the information collected and available in this book will help in the management of rangeland resources. The book contains rangelan- related information from all the provinces/region of the country.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

The Living on the Edge design encourages residents to live sustainably off the forest through crop and farm maintenance, while enabling communities to rebuild their forests and to tackle deforestation</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 sustain

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016

Senegal and FAO have enjoyed a dynamic partnership for several decades, with well over 200 interventions delivered since the mid-1990s alone. The purpose of FAO’s Representation in Senegal is to contribute to the country’s agricultural and rural development efforts in the aim of achieving sustainable food and nutrition security. Through the Dakar-based Subregional Resilience Team for West Africa and the Sahel, FAO also works to develop resilient and sustainable livelihoods throughout the subregion.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

Los bosques y los árboles respaldan la agricultura sostenible. Estabilizan los suelos y el clima, regulan los flujos de agua, ofrecen sombra y refugio y proporcionan un hábitat a los polinizadores y los depredadores naturales de plagas agrícolas. Asimismo, contribuyen a la seguridad alimentaria de cientos de millones de personas, para quienes constituyen fuentes importantes de alimentos, energía e ingresos. Sin embargo, la agricultura sigue siendo el principal factor de la deforestación a nivel mundial y, a menudo, las políticas agrícolas, forestales y de tierras no casan.