Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO )


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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that 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, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates into English as "let there be bread". As of 8 August 2008, FAO has 191 member states along with the European Union, Faroe Islands and Tokelau which are associate members.

FAO press release, blog etc

10/16/2017 - 07:40 Pope Francis urges action on climate change and conflict to address migration
10/15/2017 - 13:24 FAO to G7: agriculture and rural development crucial in responses to conflicts, hunger and migration
10/14/2017 - 15:43 G7 countries can help smallholders and family farmers access data vital for building resilience
10/13/2017 - 10:19 Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stresses role of sustainable forestry - new recommendations endorsed to achieve food security and nutrition for all
10/12/2017 - 10:41 TB partners launch first roadmap to stop transmission of bovine and zoonotic tuberculosis
10/10/2017 - 10:16 Latin America and Caribbean are falling off path to Zero Hunger by 2030
10/10/2017 - 06:47 New 45 million initiative seeks to curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve biodiversity and improve food security
10/10/2017 - 05:13 Securing land tenure rights vital for the eradication of global hunger
10/09/2017 - 14:20 FAO calls for new food systems to conquer malnutrition in all its forms
10/09/2017 - 00:30 Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries
10/06/2017 - 04:38 FAO urges more countries to join treaty against illegal fishing
10/04/2017 - 23:36 Vegetable oils give a lift to FAO Food Price Index
10/03/2017 - 08:30 FAO-World Bank launch $36 million programme to scale up famine-fighting in Yemen
09/29/2017 - 06:18 EU and FAO bring combined weight to bear on food waste, antimicrobial resistance
09/28/2017 - 07:09 Towards a rabies-free world as unparalleled global initiative gets underway
09/26/2017 - 02:59 FAO calls for broader livestock vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans
09/21/2017 - 06:42 More investments and surveillance needed to curb misuse of antimicrobials in public health and agriculture
09/21/2017 - 00:34 Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output