The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have announced a joint strategy to promote greater consumption of fruit and vegetables worldwide.

The two institutions have agreed they need to raise general awareness of the role of fruit and vegetables in preventing non-communicable diseases. As a result, they have agreed to work together in supporting the development of national fruit and vegetable promotion programmes, "which are sustainable, comprehensive, and which engage all sectors."

A joint statement added that they would "support research in relevant areas and to develop the human resources required to design and implement fruit and vegetable promotion."