Contributing To Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition And Rural Development
05 February 2020
The Kingdom of Lesotho joined FAO in 1966. FAO has supported projects in Lesotho since the late 1970s, but the organization became more visible and impactful in the agriculture and rural development sector following the establishment of the country office in 1983. Achieving food security for all has always been at the heart of FAO’s activities in Lesotho.
It strives to ensure that people have regular access to food of sufficiently high quality to lead active and healthy lives. To this end, FAO has supported the government’s efforts in formulating and implementing agricultural and rural development policies and programmes.
The organization has worked at all levels in the sector, but it has been instrumental in supporting vulnerable farming households – providing essential agricultural inputs and technical support and promoting sustainable land management practices and improved technologies – to improve their agricultural outputs and to build resilience. With its experience in the country and its expertise, FAO is well positioned to support the Government of Lesotho over the next five years in achieving its development goals and objectives for 2023.