Partnerships

Director-General attends One Planet summit in Paris
Helping family farmers and assuring access to food are key challenges today, FAO’s chief tells British lawmakers
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership

Main activities

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convinced that hunger and malnutrition can be eradicated in our lifetime. To meet the Zero Hunger Challenge, political commitment and major alliances with key stakeholders are crucial. Partnerships are at the heart of FAO’s mission to help build consensus for a world without hunger. The effectiveness and credibility of the Organization as a policy-making forum and unique multilingual centre of excellence, knowledge and technical expertise depends to a considerable degree on its ability to work and develop strategic partnerships. Only through effective collaboration with governments, civil society, private sector, academia, research centres and cooperatives, and making use of each other’s knowledge and comparative advantages, can food insecurity be defeated.

Publications

FAO strategy for partnerships with the Private Sector

FAO Strategy for Partnerships with the Private Sectorhas been prepared in response to the comments of the Programme and Finance Committee, and is aligned with ongoing efforts for decentralization, the review of FAO’s Strategic Framework and the Organization-wide Strategy on [...]

FAO strategy for partnerships with Civil Society Organizations

FAO has been working for many years with hundreds of civil society organizations (NGOs, community-based organizations, professional associations, networks, etc.) in technical work, emergency field operations, training and capacity building, and advocacy of best agricultural practices. [...] 

FAO's Quick Guide to South-South Cooperation

The Guide takes readers through a step by step process on how to engage in South-South Cooperation as a complementary instrument to North-South Cooperation, as a means to deliver on FAO’s mandate and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It also provides [...]