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 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

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

Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger

Sep 14, 2018
In August 2018, the heads of the three Rome-based food agencies travelled to Niger to strengthen their joint efforts to reduce poverty and hunger.

Global hunger continues to rise

Sep 14, 2018

Climate extremes are one of the main reasons behind the increase.

Building resilience in Niger

Aug 29, 2018

Join the heads of the three UN food agencies on a visit to Niger to see how efforts to build resilience are helping people improve their lives and livelihoods.

Documents

Rome-based Agencies - Resilience Initiative

Jul 11, 2018
Canada is partnering with the United Nations Rome-based agencies (RBAs) – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – to further test in the field their joint Conceptual framework for strengthening resilience for food security and nutrition.

Memorandum of Understanding signed by FAO, IFAD and WFP

Jun 12, 2018
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding that came into force 6th June 2018 to deepen collaboration in the fight against #ZeroHunger

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”.

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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