Global hunger is on the rise again, affecting over 815 million people - 11 per cent of the world’s population. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. 

Collaboration among the United Nations Rome-based agencies (RBAs), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) is a core priority at local, regional and global levels. Achieving a Zero Hunger world (Sustainable Development Goal 2) is at the heart of their mandates. 

The three agencies are working closely together on a long-term sustainable development agenda that transforms people’s lives and improves their food security today and in the future. 


  • FAO

    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives by addressing reasons for hunger and poverty.

  • IFAD

    IFAD is the only international financial institution dedicated exclusively to investing in rural areas to eradicate poverty and hunger. Our loans and grants enable developing countries to increase food production, create jobs and protect resources.

  • WFP

    Responding to emergencies and saving lives and livelihoods – either through direct assistance or by strengthening country capacities – remains at the heart of WFP’s operations, especially as humanitarian needs become increasingly complex and protracted.

Leadership

José Graziano da Silva
Gilbert F. Houngbo

Working together for a #ZeroHunger world

FAO, IFAD and WFP collaborate in many ways to further the global community’s goal of creating a #ZeroHunger world. Each agency has a unique mandate related to technical expertise, international financial assistance and food aid. By working together, they give Member Countries the benefit of their complementaries and combined strengths. The three agencies coordinate their activities at international, national, and regional/local levels, contributing to the broader effort of UN system-wide coherence and coordination.

News

2018 Rome-based Agencies Award of Excellence

May 2, 2018

Rome-based agencies showcasing collaboration at country level: the call for nominations is now open until 31 May 2018.

A new paradigm for rural development

Apr 17, 2018
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the broadest consensus ever reached by humanity regarding the kind of development we aspire to. This involves nothing less than eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, combating inequality and injustice, and remedying climate change in all countries and for all people.

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

Mar 7, 2018
The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

Documents

2017 Joint Update on RBA Collaboration

Nov 23, 2017
In the last quarter of 2016, the Governing Bodies of the United Nations Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), FAO, IFAD, and WFP welcomed the joint paper “Collaboration among the United Nations Rome-based Agencies: Delivering on the 2030 Agenda”.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

Nov 3, 2017

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Concept Note: Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition

Nov 3, 2017
The scale of malnutrition and its impact on health and economic growth are serious global concerns. Malnutrition in all its forms is affecting one in three people globally.

Events

05 Dec

World Soil Day

Dec 05, 2017

01 Feb

IFAD UN-Water Meeting

Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 02, 2018

19 Feb

FAO Regional Conference Africa

Feb 19, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018

08 Mar

International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2018

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Videos

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Working together for Zero Hunger
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Joint visit of the Heads of UN RBAs to Ethiopia
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Mozambique: Award of Excellence