An intergovernmental organization and specialized agency of the United Nations, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

FAO operates to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, reduce rural poverty, enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems, and increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.

Ukraine joined FAO in 2003 and is partnering with various FAO projects both in the country and region. FAO is operating in Ukraine on the emergency response programme and the nationwide agriculture development programme. Together with the EBRD, FAO leads a project on Improving Ukrainian agribusinesses' access to export markets.

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