Regional Office


 for Africa (RAF)



RAF Areas of Activities

RAF Work Programme is financed by Member Nations, who contribute according to levels set by the FAO Conference. Its activities cover internal operations, including support for fieldwork, advice to governments on policy and planning and a wide range of development needs.

It entails the provision of assistance to Members in assessing nutritional status, providing technical assistance towards the overall goal of food security, availability of food supplies, stability of supplies and access to the food needed for a healthy and productive life; the provision of policy and technical advice on nutrition, food and agricultural matters.

RAF regular programme of work is carried out by a multi-disciplinary team (RAF Technical Team) made up of officers working in the areas relating to agriculture statistics, animal production & health, crop production & protection, field operations, fisheries & aquaculture, food & nutrition, forestry, gender & development, land & water, policy assistance, trade, rural employment and agricultural information and knowledge management.