Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

  • It is a UN body
  • It leads international efforts to defeat hunger
  • Established : 1945
  • HQ : Rome, Italy
  • In theory, acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy
  • FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture,  forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.
  • India is a member of FAO