Top global development groups in Rome: A primer

A view of Rome, Italy's largest and most populated city. The city is also home to many international development organizations. Photo by: Stefano Constantini / RomeCabs / CC BY-SA

When it comes to fighting global hunger, many roads lead to Rome.

Three members of the United Nations family — the Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Program — are among the Eternal City’s prominent residents. As such, many international conferences on food security, like the July 2011 emergency summit to address the Horn of Africa drought, have taken place here.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.