Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launches the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

With an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food loss and waste, the UN has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).

IYFV 2021 seeks to raise awareness about the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health and invites stakeholders to take part and promote the initiative.

A dedicated communications guide and toolkit are available at:

The kit includes access to a web banner and web button, IYFV logo and poster as well as videos and a Social Media Trello Board.

All materials are available for download in multiple languages and all industry stakeholders are encourage to spread the word!

The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 falls within the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF 2019-2028).