FAO Liaison Office in Brussels


FAO's work in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries
FAO's work with Small Island Developing States

OACPS-FAO: A lasting partnership

FAO's longstanding partnership with the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has intensified in recent years following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012. The agreement was reviewed in 2015 and further boosted by a strategic dialogue and strong EU engagement. Projects have targeted food security, fisheries and wildlife, and the prevention and disposal of obsolete pesticides. The emphasis has been on improving lives and livelihoods while promoting sustainable agricultural practices and building resilience.

In order to achieve this common vision and ultimately bring about sustainable development in its' members and regions, FAO and the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States, together with the European Commission, have joined efforts over the years through a number of projects financed through the European Development Fund.

These include:

With the EU as its main partner, FAO will continue to work closely with OACPS Members to transform food systems, leverage innovation and advance women's empowerment; to strengthen South-South cooperation among member states; and to mobilize the private sector in pursuit of common goals.