BEFS Help-Desk

The BEFS Approach can be implemented directly by governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders. If necessary, FAO can facilitate the implementation of the BEFS Approach through the BEFS Help Desk. The Help Desk includes a network of regional and sub-regional contacts to ensure that guidance, tools, capacity building strategies, and project formulation methods of the BEFS Approach are accessible and replicable in any country. Stakeholders interested in FAO support in implementing the BEFS Approach should:

  • Explore the materials available on the BEFS website for full reports, tools, further guidance, and especially the BEFS Implementation Guide
  • Contact the Help Desk at with the following information:
    • Concept Note with the BEFS Approach components for implementation
    • Type of support sought from FAO
    • Key Implementing Agency
    • Timeframe for implementation

FAO will respond to Help Desk inquiries with direction on the type of support sought. In addition, FAO will connect interested parties with regional, sub-regional, and where possible, in country experts to facilitate BEFS implementation.


Current Team

  • Irini Maltsoglou, Natural Resources Officer
  • Luis Rincón, Consultant
  • Federica Chiozza, Consultant
  • Jonathan Moncada, Consultant
  • Manas Puri, Consultant
  • Sergio Rivero Achá, Consultant
  • Vicki Michelle Romo, Consultant
  • Simona Sorrenti, Consultant
  • Evren Yaylaci, Consultant

Other Regional Contacts

  • Erika Felix (Latin America)
  • Beau Damen (Asia)
  • Ruhiza Boroto and Albert Nikiema (Africa)

Past Team Members and Others Involved

Heiner Thofern,  Elizabeth Beall, Giacomo Branca, Paola Cadoni, Pia-Maria Dahdah, Arturo Gianvenuti, Ana Kojakovic, Patrizia Monteduro, Andrea Rossi, Duska Sasa, Florian Steirer, Andreas Thulstrup, Stefano Valle, Chengyi Wu.

We thank key experts from FAO divisions and other technical organizations for their technical input and review.

Contact details

phone: +39 06 570 55376
Fax: +39 06 570 56919

Mailing address

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Room C-831
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153, Rome

last updated:  Monday, September 5, 2016