Food security is a global challenge. Mobilising resources to tackle it requires a global partnership between the private and the public sectors, international financial institutions (IFIs) and development partners. The EBRD is committed to forging strong partnerships with agribusinesses, public authorities, other banks and international organisations to ensure the private sector is prepared for the increased investment required to ensure food security.
The EBRD’s long-established partnership with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
leverages the strengths of both institutions in mobilising public-private stakeholders for improved capacity and open dialogue. The EBRD-FAO collaboration, which started in 1994, expanded significantly in 2011 and now forms the backbone of the Private Sector Food Security Initiative. It draws on the FAO‘s cutting edge knowledge in the field of agriculture, food security and policy advice, and the EBRD's expertise in investing along the whole food value chain and partnership with the private sector.