Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO / UNFAO)
Established:- 16 Oct, 1945 In Quebec (Canada)
Headquarters:- Rome, Italy
Type:- Specialized Agency of United Nations
Official Language:- French, Russian, English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic
Member:- 197 (194 nations + European union + Faroe Islands + Tokelau)
Parent Organization:- United Nations Economic And Social Council (ECOSOC)
GOALS OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
⇒To Achieve Food Security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
⇒To Achieve a world without hunger, malnutrition and poverty and help in Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
⇒Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems.
⇒Increase the Resilience of Livelihoods to Threats and Crises.
IMPORTANT PROGRAMMES OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
⇒Food Security Programmes:- Promotes Effective & Tangible solutions to the elimination of Hunger, Undernourishment and Poverty.
⇒Codex Alimentarius:- develop Food Standards, Guidelines and Texts under the Joint FAO and WHO Food standards Programme.
⇒International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC):- It works to Prevent the International spread of Pests and Plant Disease in both Cultivated and wild plants.
⇒GlobeFish:- A unit used by FAO for information and Analysis on international Fish Trade and Markets.
REPORTS OF FAO
⇒The State of Food and Agriculture Report (SOFA)
⇒The State of the World’s Forest Report (SOFO)
⇒The State of Agriculture Commodity Market Report (SOCO)
⇒The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report (SOFIA)
⇒The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in The World Report (SOFI)
REGIONAL OFFICES OF FAO
@RO for Africa, in Accra (Ghana)
@RO for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok (Thailand)
@RO for Europe and Central Asia, In Budapest (Hungary)
@RO for Latin America and The Caribbean, in Santiago (Chile)
@RO for the Near East, in Cairo (Egypt)
#FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
#FAO Goal is to Achieve “Zero Hunger” by 2030.
#FAO Celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October.
# John Boyd Orr (United Kingdom) was the first Director General of FAO.
#India is one of the Founding Members and Staunch Partner of FAO since 1948.
#World Food Program is the World’s Largest food Agency to fights Hunger by providing food assistance, School meals, Cash transfer etc..