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.