Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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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, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

What does FAO’s Liaison Office in Brussels do?

  • FAO’s Liaison Office strengthens FAO’s visibility, interaction and advocacy with key partners, including the European Union and the Permanent Representations of the EU Member States, the ACP Secretariat and their Permanent Representations Member States, NGOs, and academic institutions in Belgium.
  • The Liaison Office provides policy advice and fosters exchange of information in areas of relevance for FAO, including agriculture, food security, humanitarian aid, development, consumer protection, fishery and forestry.
  • The Liaison Office gives advice to FAO’s headquarters on EU policies in the areas of development, agriculture and consumer protection, which might have implications for FAO’s field activities.


EU-FAO partnership



Rodrigo de Lapuerta
Tel.: +32 (0)2 2040740
E-mail: [email protected]

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