Acronym: 
FAO
United Nations Agency
Focal point: 
Paolo Groppo
Phone number: 
+390657051

Location

Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome
Italy
IT
Working languages: 
Arabic
Chinese
English
Spanish
French

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Resources

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FAO Support to Land Consolidation in Europe and Central Asia During 2002-2018 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
Central Asia
Cyprus
Turkey
Europe
Greece
Spain

Shortly after the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded in 1945, the organization had started to support member countries addressing structural problems in agriculture with land fragmentation and small holding and farm sizes through the development of land consolidation instruments (Binns, 1950). During the 1950s and 1960s, FAO provided technical assistance to the development of land consolidation in member countries in Europe such as Turkey, Greece, Spain and Cyprus, but also in the Near East and Asia (Meliczek, 1973).

Increase the use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure among CSOs and Grassroots Organizations - Myanmar - Côte d’Ivoire - Guinea cover image
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Myanmar

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.

Manuals & Guidelines
November 2018
Global

To achieve sustainable food systems and agriculture it is crucial to ensure equal opportunities to men and women in the distribution, tenure, governance and management of land and other natural resources, and address the asymmetric power relations, due to local traditions and socio-cultural factors. Despite their prominent role in the agriculture sector, women still suffer from limited land ownership, excessive workloads and inadequate access to services, local institutions, education and information.

Journal Articles & Books
August 2018

A guide for reporting on SDG indicator 5.a.2

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2018
Global

Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "Achieve gender equality and empoer all women and girls" regonizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Target 5.a aims to "undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws".

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2018
Global

Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "Achieve gender equality and empoer all women and girls" regonizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Target 5.a aims to "undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws".

Corporate Framework to support sustainable peace in the context of Agenda 2030 cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
March 2018
Global

The objective of this corporate Framework (the ‘Framework’) is to guide the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in carrying out its mandate in its areas of competence and comparative advantage, i.e. food securitynutrition and sustainable agriculture, towards a more deliberate and transformative impact on sustaining peace.

Reports & Research
December 2017
Argentina
Bolivia
Colombia
Peru
Paraguay

A nivel mundial, en los últimos años se lograron avances importantes en relación a la igualdad de género en el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM). Sin embargo, las mujeres y las niñas siguen sufriendo discriminación y violencia en todos los lugares del mundo. Por ello, para alcanzar un mundo sostenible e igualitario es necesario cerrar las brechas de género.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Global

Date: 2017

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: David Palmer, Anthony Lamb

Ce guide fournit des conseils pratiques pour améliorer les méthodes actuelles d’enregistrement des droits de manière à ce que les protections et les avantages offerts par les systèmes d’enregistrement puissent être accessibles à tous sans discrimination.

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