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There are two regional commissions in Africa: the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics and the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission. These commissions meet every two years, are allocated a portion of the FAO budget and are serviced by a Technical Secretary responsible for the respective Regional Commissions' operations.

Regional Commissions

The Regional Commissions are discussion fora that involve all FAO Member Nations in the Region. In these Regional Commissions, Member Nations exchange ideas, discuss current issues and share resources with FAO technicians and specialists. There are two regional commissions in Africa: the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics and the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission. These commissions meet every two years, are allocated a portion of the FAO budget and are serviced by a Technical Secretary responsible for the respective Regional Commissions' operations.

  • African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS)
    The African Commission on Agricultural Statistics brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the African continent, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries. They review and exchange ideas on the state of food and agricultural statistics in the continent and advise member countries on the development of their agricultural statistical systems within FAO's programme of Work and Budget for Africa.
  • African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC)
    The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission was established by the FAO Conference in 1959 and it provides a policy and technical forum for the countries of the African region to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. Drawing on regional experiences, it also provides advice to the FAO forestry programme.