Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO) is a specialized agency within the United Nations, striving to alleviate poverty and hunger by ensuring better agricultural development, food security and nutrition for all. 


FAO was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise nutritional levels and living standards, to improve agricultural productivity and better condition of rural people. The Organization 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 sustainable management of natural resources including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. 


FAO provides direct development assistance to the communities as well as supports policy and planning advice to governments, and acts as an international forum to facilitate dialogue on food and agriculture issues. Download the Full Profile