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

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

Global hunger continues to rise, says UN report

Jul 15, 2019
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.

Launch of the UN’s Decade of Family Farming to unleash family farmers’ full potential

May 29, 2019
FAO and IFAD today launched the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly those in developing countries.

UN food agencies to visit Lao PDR to support efforts to boost nutrition

May 10, 2019
The Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of WFP, with a representative from IFAD, will visit the Lao People's Democratic Republic from 14-16 May 2019 to raise greater awareness about the importance of integrated food systems to improve food and nutrition security, and to see first-hand the agencies’ collaborative programmes in action.

Documents

CFS Chair's Letter on the situation in Yemen

Jan 7, 2019

The CFS Chair calls for action on the situation in Yemen.

Collection and analysis of bilateral or tripartite work collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2012-2017

Nov 20, 2018

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

Nov 16, 2018

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.

 

 

Events

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

05 Nov

Fifth Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition General Meeting in Rome

Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 07, 2018

29 Oct

Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition

Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018

15 Oct

CFS 45: Committee on World Food Security

Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018

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Videos

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Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger
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Joint visit of the Heads of UN RBAs to Ethiopia