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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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Collection and analysis of bilateral or tripartite work collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2012-2017
FAO, IFAD and WFP have developed joint actions in the Latin American and Caribbean region with the common goal of eradicating hunger and malnutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development.
2018 Joint Progress Report on RBA Collaboration
This joint update highlights the efforts of the three agencies to work together to address and achieve the SDGs. It gives examples of improved coordination, and offers an analysis of challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt.
Global Launch UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028
May 27, 2019 - May 29, 2019
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
Fifth Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition General Meeting in Rome
Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 07, 2018
Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition
Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018
CFS 45: Committee on World Food Security
Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018