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

Building smart solutions to advance equal opportunities for women and girls

Mar 8, 2019
A group of prominent women joined the three Rome-based United Nations agencies today, to mark International Women’s Day at an event recognising women’s contributions to building smart solutions for those who are excluded from decision making and influencing development in all sectors.

La unión hace la fuerza

Nov 20, 2018

FAO, FIDA y WFP presentan un informe de su trabajo conjunto en América Latina y el Caribe.

 

 

 

Fifth Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

Nov 5, 2018

Global Panel met in Rome to discuss its strategic priorities in support of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

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

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

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

05 Nov

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

Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 07, 2018

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