Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems are at the heart of efforts to combat climate change, protect biodiversity and build livelihoods. As an integral part of UNDP, FACS benefits from the Agency’s key roles:

  • Be the SDG integrator with a broad development mandate, and adopt a whole-of-government approach, using multi-stakeholder collaboration for systemic change.
  • Bring technical expertise in 170 countries to unlock synergies and build capacity for integrated work.
  • Build partnerships based on comparative advantage with FAO, IFAD, WHO, UNEP and others.
  • Work across multiple geographical scales, top-down and bottom-up.
  • Unlock and catalyze private and public – bilateral and multilateral - financing.