AO is a knowledge organization. It is the lead UN agency for technical expertise in food security, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development, as well as in the sustainable management of natural resources essential over the long term.
WFP is a humanitarian organization. It provides food aid and logistical operations to save lives in emergency situations and to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people in times of crisis.
IFAD is a multilateral financial institution. It funds rural development projects that will improve the nutritional level and living conditions of the poorest populations in developing countries.
The organizations have complementary mandates that allow for joint programming and collaboration on their shared goal of ensuring the fundamental right of all people to be free from hunger.