EU-FAO partnership to help governments reduce poverty, achieve zero hunger, improve nutrition, and increase resilience in crisis-prone countries

EU-FAO partnership to help governments reduce poverty, achieve zero hunger, improve nutrition, and increase resilience in crisis-prone countries

FIRST represents a strategic partnership between the EU and the FAO whereby the FAO is providing support to ensure that EU investments in food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNS&SA) are transformed by partner countries into effective policies and programmes.

Through FIRST support, a network of FNS&SA experts, hosted by partner ministries and/or by regional organizations, is providing assistance to partner countries in order to explicitly incorporate Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNS&SA) objectives into their national policies, frameworks and budgets, focusing in particular on the improvement of diets and levels of nutrition, on ameliorating the status of women, children, and most vulnerable population groups and on improving resilience to food crisis and other shocks in most affected areas.

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    40 000 000.00

    EU contracted amount

    30 000 000.00

    Duration

    June 2015 - June 2019

    Implementing organisation

    FAO, governments

    Funding instrument

    DCI - Food Security
    DCI - Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC)
    European Development Fund (EDF)