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

Sweden strenghtens partnership to accelerate economic empowerment for rural women

Mar 5, 2018
Recognizing the multiplying effects of investing in rural women, Sweden – through its development cooperation agency Sida – announced a US$5 million commitment to the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE).

Transforming the lives of rural women and girls through media and information communication technologies

Feb 28, 2018
The three Rome-based agencies of the United Nations, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), are celebrating 2018 International Women's Day at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy on 8 March.

FAO, IFAD and WFP join efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nov 30, 2017
The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

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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Joint visit of the Heads of UN RBAs to Ethiopia
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