Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

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. Read more...

Working for Zero Hunger


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FMM partner updates: new and renewed commitments for greater impact

In 2019, FMM membership doubled from four to eight resource partners and commitments for the current phase amounted to approximately USD 41 million, generating tremendous momentum for greater impact and accountability in 2020 and beyond.


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Innovation, Speed, Impact: The Flexible Future of Resource Mobilization

On Friday, 29 November 2019, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) held its final Resource Partner Consultation meeting of the year at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The consultation opened with Director-General Qu Dongyu giving the opening remarks.

Key facts

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.

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