Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO emblem with its
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO;
FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries in transition modernize and improve
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The idea of an
Later in 1943, the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt called a United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture. Representatives from forty-four governments gathered at
From the late 1940s on, FAO attempted to make its mark within the emerging UN system, focusing mostly on supporting agricultural and nutrition research and providing technical assistance to member countries to boost production in agriculture, fishery, and forestry.
During the 1950s and 1960s, FAO partnered with many different international organizations in development projects.