FAO Regional Office for Africa

Resource Partners

The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund pools resources from Africa's strongest economies as well as from NGOs to support national and regional food security initiatives within the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) framework.

  • Government of Equatorial Guinea: on 22 February 2013, at the third Africa-South America Summit, held in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, the Government of Equatorial Guinea made the first contribution of US$30 million to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.
  • Government of Angola: in 2014, the Angolan Government joined Equatorial Guinea and contributed USD 10 million to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to assist with the fight against poverty in the continent.
  • Civil Society Organizations in the Republic of Congo: a group of Civil Society Organizations in Congo made a symbolic contribution to the Fund when it was first launched.

The participating African countries manage the Fund. All financial contributions are administered by the FAO Representations in Africa in accordance with the Organization's Financial Regulations, which guarantee full transparency and accountability.

With their support, resource partners:

  • contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in Africa;
  • increase and improve the supply of goods and services in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner;
  • reduce rural poverty;
  • promote more inclusive and efficient farming and food systems;
  • strengthen the resilience of African livelihoods to threats and crises.