Global hunger is on the rise again, affecting over 821 million people – around one out of every nine people in the world. 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 the 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

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

IFAD and FAO Investment Centre sign cooperation agreement

Jan 8, 2020
IFAD has long drawn on the services of the FAO Investment Centre (DPI) to assist it in its operational work at country level.

A common path towards Guatemala’s sustainable development

Sep 13, 2019
Today the Rome-based agencies (RBAs - FAO, IFAD and WFP) recognized the interagency country team based in Guatemala for their concerted efforts in maximizing results and impact on the ground.

2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation: FAO, IFAD and WFP highlight the commitment of leaving no one behind in achieving SDG2

Sep 6, 2019
The UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), namely, FAO, IFAD and WFP, gathered on the occasion of the UN Day for South-South Cooperation and highlighted the importance of “leaving no one behind” in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Documents

Committee on World Food Security Chair’s Statement on COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 26, 2020
As the COVID-19 infection has spread to pandemic proportions over the last few weeks, I feel – in my role as Chair CFS – that we have both a moral and political obligation to initiate a proactive dialogue among our stakeholders on the implications and potential impacts of this pandemic on global food security and nutrition.

Information note on the UN Food Systems Summit

Jan 22, 2020
UN commits to ensuring inclusive preparations for the Food Systems Summit to be convened by the Secretary-General in 2021.

Events

16 Sep

Celebration of the 2020 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Sep 16, 2020

14 Oct

Committee on World Food Security – CFS 46

Oct 14, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019

06 Sep

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2019

Sep 06, 2019

27 May

Global Launch UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028

May 27, 2019 - May 29, 2019

20 Nov

La unión hace la fuerza: FAO, FIDA y WFP presentan un informe de su trabajo conjunto en América Latina y el Caribe

Nov 20, 2018

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Videos

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Istahil’s kitchen garden & her “small business empire”: FAO & WFP Resilience Initiative in Somaliland
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Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger
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Working together for Zero Hunger