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Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism

Since 2010, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) has been FAO’s main pooled funding mechanism for partners willing to contribute flexible funds to the Organization. It is an innovative mechanism that has allowed FAO to allocate funds where they are needed most. FMM is an effective tool to achieve Zero Hunger and sustainability in food and agriculture, reduce rural poverty and enable inclusive and efficient agri-food systems.



Blue Growth

52 Kenyan coastal dwellers diversifying income through seaweed farming.

570 crab-fattening cages supporting over
8 groups in Kenya.

Over 268  000 mangrove seedlings planted.

Investments in agribusiness

34 countries use RuralInvest, the free multilingual methodology and toolkit for preparing sustainable agricultural and rural investment proposals.

Climate-Smart Agriculture

In Malawi, climate change adaptation was mainstreamed in the new National Agriculture Policy and in the National Agriculture Investment Plan.

Women’s Empowerment

In 2017, around 1.6 million rural women and men were impacted positively by FAO Dimitra Clubs in Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

Climate-smart agroforestry

400 hectares restored in Guatemala.

50 hectares of degraded forest rehabilitated, and
60  000 m2 of firebreaks created in Carood Watershed, the Philippines.

Measuring global food insecurity

140 countries since 2014 have data collected annually on food insecurity and countries are seeking FAO support on to improve food insecurity monitoring.

Rural youth employment

As of 2017, ICA has helped over 700 rural youth to expand their skills, access employment services, connect to networks, and access land and finance.


Dimitra Clubs: What’s the impact?

For 10 years now, Dimitra Clubs in sub-Saharan Africa have been empowering rural people to champion and galvanize development within their own communities.

Better information for better policies: setting the global standard to measure food Insecurity

Measuring food insecurity worldwide is crucial to assess progress towards hunger eradication, to understand the drivers and consequences of food insecurity, and to form and evaluate policies and programs that move us closer to a world without hunger.