The South African Embassy in Rome is accredited to the following Rome-based Agencies:

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) The World Food Programme (WFP); and The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The purpose of the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) is to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, reduce rural poverty, enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems and increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. You can receive more information on FAO by visiting their website, namely

The World Food Programme (WFP) has a long experience in humanitarian and development contexts and has positioned itself well to support resilience building in order to improve food security and nutrition. WFP helps the most vulnerable people strengthen their capacities to absorb, adapt, and transform in the face of shocks and long-term stressors. Please visit their website to learn more about what they do:

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. To learn more about IFAD, please visit their website:"