Food security and nutrition for all

International partnerships

European Union 

To help governments implement programmes that aim to end hunger and malnutrition, FAO, in partnership with the European Union, created FIRST, a policy assistance facility that is currently helping over 33 countries achieve sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition for all.

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Established in the 1967, ASEAN is an alliance promoting economic growth, social progress, cultural development and political cooperation among its ten members. The partnership with FAO has been instrumental in including nutrition issues into the food security strategy of the ASEAN, and in crafting a plan of Action for Food Security until 2020 for all of its member countries.

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

In Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO is supporting the Hunger-Free initiative, along with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The partnership is reinforcing and supporting the region’s commitment in its fight against hunger. It is through this partnership that in 2015 the first food security strategy was designed and endorsed unanimously by 33 states at the III CELAC Summit in January 2015. One noteworthy example of FAO support has been in crafting a gender strategy within the Plan for Food and Nutrition Security, together with CELAC and ALADI (Latin American Integration Association). It was widely endorsed at the Quito Summit in January 2016, where CELAC reiterated its request for FAO to support the process.

Renewed Effort Against Child Hunger (REACH)

Initiated by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, this inter-agency partnership addresses undernutrition through a country-led process that is designed to improve nutrition governance and management across sectors. In 2015, FAO contributed to the revision of REACH mapping system, providing expertise on the standards to use in the system.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

Today, 57 countries are part of the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement to achieve the World Health Assembly nutrition targets for maternal, infant, and the youth by 2025. This is in addition to relevant targets to prevent and control non-communicable diseases. These goals are at core of the International Conference on Nutrition 2 (ICN2) Framework for Action and are integral for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the recommendation by CAADP Result Framework, FAO developed a compendium of indicators in 2015 in partnership with SUN stakeholders, donors and IFIs. These indicators were key to scale-up country capacity for more effective agricultural monitoring and evaluation systems that are nutrition sensitive.

African Union

Adopted in 2014 by African leaders, The Malabo Declaration on “Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods” and its commitment to ending hunger in Africa by 2025, charts a bold new plan for the future of African countries. FAO is partnering with the African Union and its implementing Agency, NEPAD, to support countries to develop and carry out a regional plan for implementing the Malabo Declaration.