The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a special organisation of the United Nations (UN) headquartered in Rome. Its top priority is achieving food security for all. Switzerland has been a member of the FAO since 1946.
In particular, the FAO aims to:
- Relieve hunger, food scarcity and malnutrition
- Advance economic and social progress for all and eliminate poverty
- Promote sustainable use of natural (such as land, water, air and climate) and genetic resources for the benefit of generations today and in the future
The FAO has already approved numerous international treaties including the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
SMEs used the lockdown period to develop new ideas – an insight into an initiative of the IPI during the coronavirus crisis
08.06.2020 | Patents
More support for innovative SMEs and start-ups – assisted patent searches at a reduced fee until the end of 2020
Better international protection for Swiss geographical indications
The IPI is actively participating in the WIPO dialogue on intellectual property and artificial intelligence
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions