The Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) in Afghanistan was established in 2008, is co-led by WFP and FAO with Welthungerhilfe as NGO in a co-chair role. The FSAC has had a dedicated Cluster Coordinator since October 2010. In 2011, the FSAC underwent a review process which resulted in a TOR being developed which identified the FSAC's main aim to provide an action-oriented forum for bringing together national and international humanitarian partners to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance on the lives of crisis-affected population in Afghanistan. The FSAC is also operational at a sub-national level in five regions of Afghanistan.
Over 268 partner organizations country-wide are active in the FSAC, including 65 international NGOs, 168 national NGOs, 3 Red Cross/Crescent related organizations, 6 state-level line ministries, 14 UN agencies, 2 research institutes, 4 donors and 3 embassies.