The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) has eight departments, which are:
and Consumer Protection: This department works to support sustainable
agricultural development and food security worldwide. Its focus areas
include plant production and protection, animal production and health,
agribusiness, food safety and quality, and nutrition.
Biodiversity, Land and Water Department: This department is responsible
for promoting sustainable management and use of natural resources, with a
focus on climate change, biodiversity conservation, land management, and
water resource management.
Services, Human Resources and Finance: This department provides
administrative and support services to FAO, including financial
management, human resources, and procurement.
and Social Development: This department works to promote inclusive and
sustainable economic and social development in rural areas. Its focus
areas include rural poverty reduction, social protection, gender equality,
and sustainable livelihoods.
and Aquaculture: This department works to ensure the sustainable
management and utilization of fisheries and aquaculture resources, with a
focus on food security, livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation.
This department works to promote sustainable forest management and the
conservation of forests and trees outside forests, with a focus on
reducing deforestation, promoting reforestation and afforestation, and
enhancing the contribution of forests to sustainable development.
Advocacy and Capacity Development: This department works to foster
partnerships with other organizations, institutions, and stakeholders, and
to advocate for policies and practices that promote sustainable
agriculture and food security. It also provides capacity development
services to member countries and partners.
Support and Technical Cooperation: This department provides technical
assistance and support to FAO's decentralized offices and field projects,
with a focus on enhancing the quality and effectiveness of FAO's programs
and activities. It also provides technical cooperation services to member
countries in support of their efforts to achieve food security and