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

11/14/2017 - 11:55 Greener livestock supply chains offer quick wins in climate battle
11/14/2017 - 07:14 Climate change puts millions of people in vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty
11/13/2017 - 00:52 Papal gift helps hungry families in South Sudan
11/11/2017 - 07:43 Pacific leaders alarmed over climate changes negative impact on food systems and food security
11/10/2017 - 09:13 FAO launches new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform
11/10/2017 - 08:42 Pope Francis warns real priorities relegated to second place due to nuclear spending
11/10/2017 - 03:21 Poor diets and ill-equipped food systems are a growing threat to nutrition in Asia-Pacific
11/09/2017 - 05:52 The worlds food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply
11/09/2017 - 04:18 Climate change to top Pacific leaders' agenda at FAO meeting in Rome
11/08/2017 - 09:24 New handbook aims to improve safety for workers in the banana farming sector
11/06/2017 - 02:00 Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudans hunger crisis
11/05/2017 - 08:21 FAO to G7: Urgent action needed to curb malnutrition globally
11/02/2017 - 06:54 FAO Food Price Index eases in October as dairy prices decline
11/02/2017 - 05:45 A first atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa
10/31/2017 - 05:54 Record number of chemicals reviewed by UN chemical expert committees
10/24/2017 - 10:48 FAO highlights importance of food security for the upcoming WTO Conference
10/23/2017 - 05:35 Iraq: FAO launches emergency animal health campaign in former ISIL-held Mosul area
10/20/2017 - 06:20 Cities and local policies, key to eradicate hunger and eliminate food waste