The FAO is an intergovernmental organization established in 1945. Headquartered in Rome, the FAO has 194 Member Nations and is present in over 130 countries. Its main aims are to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. APN organized several FAO regional CSO meetings and consultations.
- APN participated in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s 43rd Regional Conference for the Near East, in Rome. The conference was attended by 11 ministers and 144 participants from 26 member states.
- In 2018, APN organized a national multi-stakeholder workshop with FAO to address the effects of protracted crises on Jordanian food security in Amman, Jordan. The conference introduced the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (FFA), as a comprehensive approach connecting humanitarian assistance, long-term development interventions, and the confrontation of root drivers of food insecurity in crises.
- In 2015, APN organized civil society participation at The Fourth Regional Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition, launched by the FAO Near East and North Africa Regional Office and spoke on behalf of CSO in the session on Protracted Crises .
- APN was invited to give a presentation on behalf of Arab civil society at the Regional Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition organized by FAO in Tunis from 4-7 November 2013.
- In May 2013, APN organized the second Arab Civil Society Consultative Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition in Amman. (Find a copy of the Final Declaration of the Arab Civil Society Consultation here.)
- In 2012, APN organized the first Arab Civil Society Consultative Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition with 37 participants from 16 countries, in Beirut. Major recommendations reached by the participants were presented to the FAO Ministerial Regional Conference for the Near East. Furthermore, the first Arab Civil Society Consultative Workshop led to the formation of the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty.
- In 2012, APN organized the civil society participation at The Near East and North Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Bringing Together Responsible Fishing and Social Development. The meeting affirmed the importance of small-scale fisheries in the region to poverty alleviation, food and nutrition security and socio-economic development. Participants concluded that the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines will be an important tool for securing sustainable governance and development for such fisheries.