The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.
FAO creates and shares critical information about food, agriculture and natural resources in the form of global public goods. It plays a connector role, through identifying and working with different partners with established expertise, and facilitating a dialogue between those who have the knowledge and those who need it. By turning knowledge into action, FAO links activities in the field to national, regional and global initiatives in a mutually reinforcing cycle. FAO facilitates partnerships between governments, development partners, civil society and the private sector towards food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture, rural development and management of natural resources.
The FAO Forestry Department, through its urban and peri-urban forestry programme, participates in the efforts to raise awareness and build knowledge about urban forests and trees by producing normative tools, putting information within reach, sharing policy expertise, providing a meeting place for nations, and bringing knowledge to the field. These activities reflect FAO’s vision and commitment to promote greener, healthier and happier cities for all.
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