Nepal became a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 21 November 1951. Since that time Nepal and FAO have been cooperating to improve the agricultural and rural development in the country.
FAO was the first among the different UN agencies to start its office and field level work in Nepal focusing initially on agriculture and water resource management. During last 64 years of service, FAO Nepal office has made great strides in vital areas of agriculture and rural development by providing advice on policy matters and technical support in relevant sub sectors. It also mobilizes extra-budgetary sources in times of disaster and emergency to provide urgent humanitarian support.