FAO and Lesotho have cooperated closely over the past four decades, and a Country Office was established in 1983. The Lesotho Embassy-Rome attends meeting in Rome (FAO Offices) in facilitation of the main thrust of assistance that is consisted in the formulation and implementation of agriculturally-related policies and programmes as well as technical development projects, aimed at increasing agricultural output, natural resource management, food security and nutrition.
Lesotho is also member of IFAD. The membership of IFAD is open to any State that is a member of the United Nations, any of its specialised agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Fund’s Member States are classified according to Lists and Sub-lists.
WFP has been working in Lesotho since 1965.despite the lengthly period of cooperation between Lesotho and WFP, Lesotho still holds an observer status and is not a member of the Executive Board of WFP, consideration to run for membership of the Executive Council is in progress. Currently, WFP has a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and Development Project (DP) in the country.