Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO is specialized agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 Member States, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide to support sustainable agriculture and rural development, promote sustainable management of natural resources, including land, forestry, fisheries and water, and assist the transition to more climate-resilient, sustainable agriculture, and food systems.

The 2030 Agenda offers a vision for food and agriculture as key to sustainable development. FAO possesses experience and expertise in supporting policymaking, partnership-building, and projects and programmes built on 3-dimensional sustainability. Both the Sustainable Development Goals and FAO's strategic framework are geared towards tackling the root causes of poverty and hunger, building a fairer society and leaving no one behind.

FAO’s presence across Europe and Central Asia is led by its Regional Office, located in Budapest, Hungary.

The partnership between FAO and North Macedonia has grown steadily since the country became a member of the Organization in 1993. The main priority areas of the current FAO Country Programming Framework 2018–2020 are: Increased competitiveness of the agricultural sector, enhanced rural livelihood through sustainable rural development, and sustainable management of natural resources. Main areas of work include land tenure and management, value chain development, forestry, biosecurity and animal health, food losses and waste reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation. There has been a continual emphasis on policy and institutional support, with a focus on aligning the country’s agriculture and rural sectors with European Union standards and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our actions are our future: The world can achieve #ZeroHunger by 2030, if partners join forces across nations, continents, sectors and professions, and act on evidence. Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe and nutritious food they need for active, healthy lives. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, work in partnership with others, share our knowledge and be willing to help change the world – to build the future we want.

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia - 20 Kalman Imre utca H-1054 Budapest Hungary; FAO project office in North Macedonia - Aminta Treti 5, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia ;

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