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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convinced that hunger and malnutrition can be eradicated in our lifetime. To meet the Zero Hunger Challenge, political commitment and major alliances with key stakeholders are crucial. Partnerships are at the heart of FAO’s mission to help build consensus for a world without hunger. The effectiveness and credibility of the Organization as a policy-making forum and unique multilingual centre of excellence, knowledge and technical expertise depends to a considerable degree on its ability to work and develop strategic partnerships. Only through effective collaboration with governments, civil society, private sector, academia, research centres and cooperatives, and making use of each other’s knowledge and comparative advantages, can food insecurity be defeated.


FAO Strategy for Private Sector Engagement

The 2021-2025 FAO Strategy for Private Sector Engagement reflects a new forward-looking vision for strengthening strategic engagement with the private sector towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

FAO strategy for partnerships with Civil Society Organizations

FAO has been working for many years with hundreds of civil society organizations (NGOs, community-based organizations, professional associations, networks, etc.) in technical work, emergency field operations, training and capacity building, and advocacy of best agricultural practices. [...] 

FAO's Quick Guide to South-South Cooperation

The Guide takes readers through a step by step process on how to engage in South-South Cooperation as a complementary instrument to North-South Cooperation, as a means to deliver on FAO’s mandate and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It also provides [...]

Partner with FAO

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, FAO offers its partners a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of efforts to achieve Zero Hunger. Any organization interested in working together to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition is invited to
join us.