Flexible Voluntary Contribution (FVC)
The Flexible Voluntary Contribution

The Flexible Voluntary Contribution (FVC), previously known as Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM), is a pooled funding tool that allows resource partners to respond to development challenges in a timely and cost-effective manner. It is the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) main flexible multi-partner instrument for the achievement of results under FAO’s Strategic Framework and the realization of catalytic impacts. Read more...

The Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs

Ethiopia –
Empowering Agricultural Innovation: Agri-innovation Bootcamp.

In the heart of the agricultural landscape where innovation and tradition intersect, Ethiopia's Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs bootcamp - in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)- took the lead in adding positive change to the country’s agrifood systems. This dynamic initiative was designed to address critical challenges in the agriculture sector, providing sustainable and profitable solutions while nurturing the potential of young minds and women entrepreneurs. [Read more]

Working for Zero Hunger

Success stories

SDG monitoring

In Ecuador, Mali, Oman and Spain, FAO’s method to calculate the Mountain Green Cover Index (SDG indicator 15.4.2) was tested in 2019, enhancing countries’ capacities to improve national monitoring and reporting.

Access to agricultural data

FAO works with countries around the world at strengthening their access to and promotion of statistical data for improved decision-making.

Gender equality

As of 2019, 5 000 members of the women’s and men’s Dimitra clubs in the Niger have learned how to make compost through targeted training courses in the commune of Chadakori.

Eliminating child labour

In Pakistan, FAO is improving the livelihoods of families dependent on child labour in the textile and garment supply chains.


WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

From 13 to 16 May 2024, Malawi hosted a mission in Lilongwe for the ‘Addressing Water Scarcity for Agriculture and Environment’ (AWSAMe) initiative, which includes...

WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Cabo Verde and Uzbekistan, first to benefit from new training under the AWSAMe initiative using the knowledge products of WASAG for saline agriculture. Increasing salinity conditions...



With the support of

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

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