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Government Documents - United Nations Specialized Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization

A guide for finding publications from UN Specialized Agencies in the UH Manoa Government Documents collection.

Databases and Online Resources

FAO documents listed in AGRIS may be available on microfiche or online. Refer to this guide for more information about locating the documents.


For a world without hunger

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has a mandate to "raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. 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."

FAO motto: "Fiat panis" = "Let there be bread"


You can search for FAO materials in the library's OneSearch discovery layer. Some resources may also be available electronically via ebrary and require a UH username and password for remote access.

To search for FAO items, type "food and agricultural organization of the united nations" or "FAO" and the subject of your choice in the search boxes.

Food and Agriculture Organization publications in print can be found in the Government Documents Collection. Examples of publications include: