FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium

Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States


The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), originally known as the ACP Group, is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 79 Member States from three regions in the Global South: sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

FAO has a longstanding partnership with the OACPS, with projects that target food security, fisheries and wildlife, as well as the prevention and disposal of obsolete pesticides, among other themes, with an emphasis on improving lives and livelihoods while promoting sustainable agricultural practices and building resilience.


FAO is currently providing technical support to the OACPS Secretariat’s ongoing preparatory work for a feasibility study to create an OACPS Food System Transformation Mechanism. Efforts that are based on a decision of the OACPS Council of Ministers to build upon the legacy and achievements of the EU-ACP Technical Center for Agriculture (CTA), which was formally dissolved with the end of the Cotonou Agreement.

Major Projects