The three Rome-based UN agencies, who work together to fight global hunger, each year highlight one country where their level of collaboration has reached a particularly high level. In 2014, WFP, FAO and IFAD gave the award to their respective offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This video was shown at the award ceremony.
WFP, FAO and IFAD share a common vision of promoting world food security through the twin-track approach of alleviating hunger with food assistance, nutrition support measures and social protection instruments; and eliminating the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Drawing on each agency’s specific mandate and expertize, collaboration follows a four pillar framework:
The RBAs work closely at all levels by working together on Purchase for Progress programmes; building resilience for vulnerable populations; improving food and nutritional security; and reducing post-harvest losses and food waste, among other areas of collaborations.
A prime example of global RBA collaboration efforts is the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is an intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition. Its Secretariat, which is based in Rome, consists of staff from WFP, FAO and IFAD. The CFS holds an annual plenary session in October to examine and recommend actions to be taken by its members.
For additional information on RBA collaboration, please see the following key documents:
For the latest WFP news on RBAs, please see the relevant WFP Newsroom topic page.
If you have any questions or comments on RBA issues, please contact the WFP Rome-based Agencies team at firstname.lastname@example.org.