The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the world's largest and oldest specialized agency of the United Nations with approximately 3,250 employees (staff).
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is not a separate organization, but a body of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), supported by all three Rome-based UN agencies.
The United Nations World Food Program is the largest food assistance organization worldwide.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote smallholder agriculture, support rural development, food security and poverty alleviation in rural Areas.
The mandates of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) complement each other. Their work directly contributes to the implementation of Agenda 2030.