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With its headquarters in Rome, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations programs seek to raise levels of nutrition and standard of living; to improve the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of food and agricultural products; to promote rural development; and, by these means, to eliminate hunger. FAO's efforts to eliminate the Mediterranean fruit fly from the Caribbean Basin benefit the U.S. citrus industry. Likewise, U.S. cattle raisers have a direct stake in FAO efforts to eliminate a tick found in the Caribbean that carries a threatening cattle disease. Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Jump to: navigation, search Nutrition is the study of the relationship between diet and states of health and disease. ... The Standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hunger is applied literally to the need or craving for food; it can also be applied metaphorically to cravings of other sorts. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fruit fly can refer to any animal of the family Tephritidae (large fruit flies) or Drosophilidae (small fruit flies or vinegar flies) the species Drosophila melanogaster, an important model organism in modern biology; this species is also sometimes simply called Drosophila. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Jump to: navigation, search Families Ixodidae - Hard ticks Argasidae - Soft ticks Tick is the common name for the small wingless arachnids that, along with mites, constitute the order Acarina. ...


The FAO was founded in 1945 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. In 1951 the headquarters were moved from Washington,_D.C., United States to Rome, Italy. As of December 3, 2003, it had 188 members (187 states and the European Community, List of FAO members). Jump to: navigation, search 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Jump to: navigation, search December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The European Community (EC), most important of three European Communities, was originally founded on March 25, 1957 by the signing of the Treaty of Rome under the name of European Economic Community. ...


The main activities concentrate on four areas:

  1. Developing assistance to developing countries.
  2. Information about nutrition, food, agriculture, forestry and fishery.
  3. Advice to governments.
  4. Neutral forum to discuss and formulate policy on major food and agriculture issues.

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External links

  • Website of the FAO

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The Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agriculture productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.
FAO provides a neutral forum where all nations can meet to discuss and formulate policy on major food and agriculture issues.
FAO concentrates on its technical assistance in a relatively small number of catalytic areas where high quality technical assistance can be effectively leveraged into a large quantum of ultimate development.
AllRefer.com - Food and Agriculture Organization, UN (United Nations) - Encyclopedia (324 words)
The organization is governed by a conference composed of the entire membership (180 nations plus the European Union), which meets at least once biennially, and by a council of 49 members.
The objective of the FAO is to contribute to an expanding world economy by promoting sustainable rural development with emphasis on the poorest farmers, promoting food production and self-reliance, and raising the level of nutrition.
The FAO has no mandatory powers but seeks to accomplish its purposes by making investigations, publishing reports, and organizing conferences; it offers technical aid, improves seeds, develops serums and vaccines, and aids in increasing forestry yields.
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