Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO is one of the largest specialized entities of the United Nations system and the main international organization on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development at the international level.

Since its creation, FAO activities have been focused on mitigating poverty and reducing famine by promoting agricultural development and better nutrition and seeking to achieve food security. Argentina has active presence in FAO through the provision of technical assistance for agricultural development for countries with food-related deficiencies and vulnerabilities. Furthermore, tools are provided to make progress towards sustainable food production and aid is obtained from FAO through different technical cooperation projects.

Argentina's representation at FAO is closely coordinated with the Ministry of Agro-industry and other national government entities. The opening of a FAO Office in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires in 2003 consolidated the importance of the organization for our country.

In October 2014, FAO appointed the National Advisory Commission on Agricultural Biotechnology as “FAO Reference Centre for Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms”, thus acknowledging Argentina's leading role in the field.