For a world without hunger
Achieving food security for all and to make sure people have regular access to enough high quality food to lead active, healthy lives is at the heart of FAO's activities.
FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy, so that no child, man or woman has to live with hunger or suffer of food insecurity.
FAO also works to guarantee food safety, and to ensure a balanced and correct nutrition whilst making an effort so that the environment does not get destroyed in food and agriculture related activities.
FAO puts special emphasis on vulnerable communities, working side-by-side with its member countries governments, civil society and international cooperation, empowering social actors and local communities to play a leading role in their own development.
Four main areas of action
FAO offers specialized information that helps governments of the world and national communities in the fight against hunger and to guarantee proper nutrition for the women, men and children of the world, with a special emphasis in vulnerable communities.
FAO supports countries so that they can develop effective agricultural laws and policies in order to reach their rural development goals and poverty reduction.
The Organization also serves as neutral forum where rich and poor countries meet on equal footing in order to reach agreements that benefit everyone.
To do this, FAO takes its knowledge to the field, through thousands of projects worlwide, managing and movilizing millions of dollars, empowering social actors and local communities to play a leading role in their own development.
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Regional Office, located in Santiago, Chile, collaborates with 33 member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger in the region, strenghen agriculture and support rural development.
In order to streamline relations between governments, FAO has appointed national representatives in the majority of the region's countries, as well as established subregional offices for South America, the Caribbean and Central America.
For more information on FAO representatives in countries in the region, follow the links listed below: