Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Cook Islands

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that 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, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. In crisis situations, FAO works in conjunction with the World Food Programme and other humanitarian agencies to help people rebuild their lives. FAO’s projects in Cook Islands included the enhancement of production and food security through income generating activities at the country level and the strengthening of regional and national capacity on trade facilitation and agricultural policies. FAO also focuses on improving vegetable production using organic and biological tools and techniques, and supporting Cook Islands’ fishing association.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

More than 1,000 million

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Oceania: Cook Islands

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Community development