Part of the United Nations, the primary task of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is to achieve food security for all – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
Its three main goals are:
- the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition;
- the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all;
- the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
The FAO offers a range of services that PotatoPro refers to on a regular basis, e.g. statistics and pricing information.
The FAO was also responsible for the "International Year of the Potato", 2008.
The FAO is headquartered in Rome, Italy and operates a network of regional offices all over the world.