Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's global efforts to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active and
healthy lives.

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. Since its establishment in Jordan (2002), FAO has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Agriculture for improving the management of natural resources particularly water, as well as controlling and ensuring surveillance of trans-boundary animal diseases, enhancing pest and plant management and optimizing the use of plant genetic resources adaptation to climate change.

Following the Syria crisis, FAO has been effectively contributing to the humanitarian response, targeting Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities. As part of this contribution, FAO in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture has formulated a five year action plan that aims at building food security, nutrition and resilient livelihoods for agriculture across communities hosting Syrian refugees.

Website: www.fao.org