FAO Regional Office for Africa
Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa during a training of Parliamentarians.


FAO is fully committed to ending hunger by 2025 in the Africa region. The effectiveness and credibility of FAO as a policy-making forum and unique multilingual centre of excellence, knowledge and technical expertise depend on a considerable degree on its ability to work and develop strategic partnerships. Only through effective collaboration with partners, can food insecurity be defeated.

In addition to the categories presented above, FAO also works with Intergovernmental bodies to collectively address the Sustainable Development Goals in the Africa region. FAO has a long-standing and close cooperation with continental and subregional intergovernmental bodies, most notably with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnerships for African Development (NEPAD). FAO also collaborates with Regional Economic Commissions (RECs) including:

·         the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

·         the East African Community (EAC)

·         Intergovenmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

·         Southern African Development Community (SADC)

·         Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

·         Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

In the Africa region, FAO works with UN agencies such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UNCCD, IFAD, WFP, OCHA (CERF), UNICEF, WHO, OIE, UNDP, UNIDO, UNFPA, ILO, IOM, among others as well as the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as African Development Bank (AfDB), The World Bank Groups, Islamic Development Bank, etc.