Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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.

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.


FAO Presence in the Russian Federation

FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation (LOR) was established in 2015.

The Office advises and assists in the development and implementation of FAO policies and programmes by facilitating communication and cooperation between FAO and the Government of the Russian Federation and the public, as well as between FAO and international organizations based in the Russian Federation.

The Office:

-          Liaises, on behalf of FAO, with the Government of the Russian Federation and international organizations based in Russia.

-          Provides information on issues related to FAO’s mandate, policies and programmes to the Government of the Russian Federation and the public, including non-governmental organizations and academic institutions based in the Russian Federation.

-          Strengthens the cooperation between FAO and the Russian Federation, the private sector, Russian academia and research institutes in support of agriculture and food security.

-          Promotes wider dissemination of the Russian language within the Organization and facilitates FAO’s work in its translation and publication.

The Director of the Office is Mr Oleg Kobyakov.


Contact information:

Leontyevsky Lane 9, Moscow 125009


Useful links:

FAO website

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO Russia homepage