What is FAO ?
- FAO Director-General
José Graziano da Silva
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
Our 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; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
3,400 staff members are working for achieving the goals in over 130 countries and regions as well as at the Headquarter in Rome, Italy.
Message from FAO Liaison office in Japan
Mbuli Charles Boliko
“The FAO Liaison Office in Japan” was established in 1997 and is based in Yokohama. It undertakes a series of activities aimed at facilitating information exchange, fostering mutual understanding and promoting collaboration between FAO and the people of Japan on issues pertaining to food and nutrition security around the world. As such, the office constantly interacts with key ministries, national and international agencies, NGOs, schools, universities and research centers, private companies and the public at large.
For many years, the Government of Japan has been one of the top contributors to the regular budget of FAO, thereby greatly supporting international efforts to increase food production and raise levels of nutrition in developing countries, especially in rural areas, and to strengthen the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. This is a fundamental endeavor to eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition from the surface of the earth, where an unacceptable 795 million people still cannot eat enough to live a decent life and properly contribute to development.
On average, some 70% of the population in developing countries lives in rural areas, where agriculture is the main activity providing jobs and means of subsistence. Investing in agriculture is therefore an essential prerequisite for development to occur in these countries. This calls for an integrated approach encompassing sustainable production, conservation, distribution and responsible consumption.
The above cannot be achieved without financial resources, knowledge exchange and technology transfer, which Japan is exceptionally positioned to provide in view of its history, culture, technological advances, and international leadership. The FAO Liaison Office intends to continue working with all stakeholders in Japan to mobilize energies to achieve food security for all.”
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office in Japan
International Organization Centre 5F, Pacifico Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 220-0012, Japan
Tel：045-222-1101 ／ Fax：045-222-1103