Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

With 187 member countries, FAO is one of the largest specialised agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development.

Through providing a knowledge network, and sharing policy expertise, FAO aims to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.


Year established


Participant in relevant networks

Many UN departments

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Provision of all (3)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Ghana
Americas: Chile
Asia: Thailand
Europe: Hungary
Middle East: Egypt

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; all (9)

Business sectors

Advocacy and legal services


Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010; Pakistan: Floods - Jul 2010