Food and Agriculture Organization

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO's) efforts, making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. 

Established in 1945, the FAO’s three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

FAO supports and enhances the ecosystem services provided by and to agriculture, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, and forestry and wildlands. The organization works to scale up forest and landscape restoration (FLR) within countries and from country to regional and global level. Through its Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM), FAO works to promote networking and support partnerships, striving for increased inter-sectoral collaborations and explores investment opportunities and greater involvement of the private sector to develop appropriate value chains linked to FLR.

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union, and is present in over 130 countries.

Focus countries within AFR100: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda

Resources/Media:

Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox - Forest and Landscape Module

How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A Practical Field Guide

Trees, forests and land use in drylands: The first global assessment

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016

Trees, forests and land use in drylands: The first global assessment 2016

Forest and Landscape Investment Forum: Towards a regional platform to promote investments on Forest and Landscape Restoration in the context of AFR100?

Contact: Doug McGuire, Coordinator of the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism in the Forestry Department, Douglas.McGuire@fao.org

www.fao.org