Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO's) efforts, making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Established in 1945, the FAO’s three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union, and is present in over 130 countries.

Some of our recent work in the sector includes: How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A Practical Field Guide, The State of Food and Agriculture 2016, and Target Zero Hunger podcast – Agriculture: the view from space.