Home > Partnerships > Strategies


"We have repeated many times that it is possible to end hunger only if we work together. These strategies show that we are committed to working with partnerships."

FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva

FAO continues to strengthen and deepen its collaboration with key partners, including other UN agencies, regional organizations, civil society organizations, producers’ organizations and cooperatives, academic and research institutions, and the private sector. Such partnerships are critical elements in achieving FAO’s Strategic Objectives and ensuring that hunger, food security and nutrition remain high priorities on the global post-2015 development agenda.

Partnerships will continue to be guided by: the Organization-wide Strategy on Partnerships and the guiding principles of mutuality, effectiveness, comparative advantage, flexibility, neutrality and impartiality; the FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society; the FAO Strategy for Partnerships with the Private Sector; the Directions for Collaboration among the Rome-based Agencies (WFP and IFAD); and the FAO Organization-wide Strategy on Revitalizing Collaboration within the UN System which is presently under development.

These strategies provide a framework for FAO's collaborative work with its partners. An important element of the strategies ensures that key stakeholders in the field of food security are identified and involved at global, regional, and country levels in support of FAO's work.

The strategies identify six main areas of collaboration: policy dialogue; normative work; technical and field programmes; advocacy and communication; joint use and mobilization of resources; and knowledge sharing; and two main levels of interaction: global level and decentralized level.