Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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

FAO has three main goals: 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.

Increased trade in agricultural, fishery and forestry products is an essential component of most countries’ development strategies. Global and regional agreements that shape trade policies need to recognize the diverse situations and needs of countries at different levels of development. Countries need the flexibility to address food security, poverty reduction and sustainability issues as they open their markets to trade