Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO logo, photo courtesy of un.org

by Alliya Dulaney

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims in combatting hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. Established in 1945 the FAO’s temporary headquarters at the time was located in Washington D.C. but is now currently located in Rome, Italy. Rather than administering food themselves, the FAO sets up sources and systems that help to distribute food to those in need. This promotes the country to sustain domestic food productions within its borders. The FAO currently works within 130 countries and has over 3,200 members according to Investopedia. The Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and The Climate, Biodiversity, Land, and Water Department are three of seven departments the organization holds. Follow #zerohunger to be updated on ongoing FAO projects.