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Name: Food and Agriculture Organization
Member Since: September 11th, 2006
Member Name: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO 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. They help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, and ensure good nutrition for all. Since their founding in 1945, they have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

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