FAO
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Established: 1945
http://www.fao.org
Organisation type: United Nations Entity
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua/Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Plurinational State Of, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D\'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People\'S Republic Of, Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People\'s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic Of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Organisation’s vision:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere; end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Organisation’s mission:

- To raise levels of nutrition and standards of living;
- To secure improvements in food production and distribution;
- To better the conditions of rural people;
- To cContribute toward an expanding world economy and ensure freedom from hunger.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

- Eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty;
- Transforming food systems to make them more inclusive, nutritious, sustainable, climate-adaptive and -mitigating, and resilient;
- Fostering a global transition to enable conservation, restoration and sustainable use of our planet’s natural resources for development;
- Unlocking the potential for food and agriculture to contribute boldly to containing and reducing the accumulation of greenhouse gases that cause global warming, while enabling adaptation and resilience to the climate change that is already happening;
- Ending protracted crises and building peaceful, inclusive societies by addressing the roots of conflict and food emergencies in insecurities that are related to the governance of tenure of land and water.

Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries
  • SDG 14 Life Below water
  • SDG2 No Hunger
  • Sustainable development

Activities

  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • International law, policies, conventions
FAO
collaborates with
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
FAO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana
FAO
collaborates with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet
FAO
has observer/participant/member status with
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
FAO
has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations