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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

FAO is the largest specialised agency in the UN system and lead agency for agriculture and rural development. It has a mandate to fight hunger and rural poverty, through operational assistance to its member nations and through the development of international statistics, codes, norms and conventions.

Acccordingly, FAO publications aim at developing and improving the efficiency of food production and distribution worldwide, and deal with a wide range of technical and normative aspects. FAO publishes monographs, technical publications, reports and periodicals dealing with agriculture, economics and statistics, fisheries, forestry, environment, nutrition, legislation and all general aspects of the world food situation, in print, on CD-ROM or online.

Key publications...

70 Years of FAO (1945-2015)70 Years of FAO (1945-2015)



This publication marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of FAO as a United Nations Agency for Food and Agriculture. This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. This is the history in seven decades of an organisation born with one goal: to free humanity of hunger.

70 Years of FAO (1945-2015)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2015: Social Protection and Agriculture Breaking the Cycle of Rural PovertyThe State of Food and Agriculture 2015-2016 cover



This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture focuses on social protection elaborates on our unequivocal support to strengthen national capacities and capabilities to successfully develop and deliver needed programmes.


Save and Grow in Practice: Maize, Rice, WheatSave and Grow in Practice: Maize, Rice, Wheat cover



FAO's best-selling 2011 publication, Save and Grow, proposed a new paradigm of agriculture, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable.




The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015-16 The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015-16 cover



This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets aims to reduce the current polarization of views on the impacts of agricultural trade on food security and on the manner in which agricultural trade should be governed to ensure that increased trade openness is beneficial to all countries.


Fruit and Vegetables for HealthFruit and Vegetables for Health cover



This publication presents a framework to guide the development of cost-efficient and effective interventions to promote adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables in Member States.



Fruit and Vegetables for Health

Coping With Climate Change: The Roles of Renetic Resources for Food and AgricultureFruit and Vegetables for Health cover



At the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO prepared thematic studies on the interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication summarizes the results of these studies.

Climate Smart Agriculture SourcebookClimate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook cover



This publication is a summary of the workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 20 June 2015 to promote the mainstreaming and up-scaling of Climate-Smart Agriculture in the region.



Uses of Geothermal Energy in Food and Agriculture: Opportunities for Developing CountriesUses of Geothermal Energy in Food and Agriculture: Opportunities for Developing Countries cover



This publication is a summary of the workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 20 June 2015 to promote the mainstreaming and up-scaling of Climate-Smart Agriculture in the region.


World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2018World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2018 cover



This report gives all the latest trends on the use of fertilizer, and covers the outlook for 2018.




The Youth Guide to ForestsThe Youth Guide to Forests cover



This report gives all the latest trends on the use of fertilizer, and covers the outlook for 2018.



The Youth Guide to Forests