In 2017, UN Environment and Rabobank announced an ambitious Partnership for Forest Protection and Sustainable Agriculture. The first concrete instrument of this partnership is the AGRI3 Fund, and over the course of 2018, the partnership expanded to include the Dutch development bank (FMO) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).
The Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO is committed to helping transform food systems in developing countries. In this respect, FMO increasingly focuses on Low-Income-Food-Deficient-Countries (LIFDCs) in Sub-Sahara Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. In addition to food security, FMO also focuses on forest protection and agro-forestry, engaging smallholders and women in inclusive value chain models and labour intensive agro-sectors.
The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.