Partnerships

FAO and Johns Hopkins University to work together to improve nutrition for the most vulnerable
FAO and the Mediterranean Universities Union partner to promote knowledge-sharing and policy dialogue
Partnership with the American University of Beirut will address issues of sustainable agriculture and water scarcity
FAO and University of the Philippines Los Baños pledge to work together to promote inclusive rural development
Partnership will work towards improving policies to fight hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

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 [...]