One of the Largest Specialized UN Agencies Plans to Migrate up to 80% of its Technical Information Systems to MySQL
ROME, Italy -- May 2, 2006 -- MySQL AB, the developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has selected MySQL as its open source server-side database standard.
Founded in 1945 and with more than 3,700 staff members, FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts. With headquarters in Rome and 74 country offices around the world, FAO provides the kind of behind-the-scenes assistance and sustainable solutions that help people and nations help themselves.