FAO and EU Partnership

A member of the Turkana pastoralist community walks towards his house. Morungole, Kenya © FAO/Luis Tato

The EU and FAO are driven by a mutual commitment to end poverty, hunger and malnutrition on the planet. This partnership is based on shared interests, a common vision, and joint efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Together, the EU and FAO leverage innovative approaches, tools and products that benefit the global community, while also serving as important agents of positive change for millions of people in developing, emerging and developed countries, including those in the European Union.

During a strategic dialogue meeting in September 2017, the EU and FAO outlined the partnership’s joint priorities and work for the period 2018–2020:

  • Resilience and food crises
  • Climate change and natural resource management
  • Agricultural investments and sustainable value chains
  • Nutrition and sustainable food systems

The European Union is the largest resource partner in terms of voluntary contributions to FAO, and is among FAO’s most important partners through programmes implemented across the world.