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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO / UNFAO)
Established:- 16 Oct, 1945 In Quebec (Canada)
Headquarters:- Rome, Italy
Head:- Director-General
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)
Website:- www.fao.org

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)

KEY POINTS

#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..

 

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