The Terms of Reference of the Programme Committee are to define and regularly review the purposes and strategies of the Programme and to guide and review its activities and progress.
The Committee has an executive role; it is pro-active, advises
on workplans and considers recommendations made by the Advisory
Group Coordinators. The Committee assists in procuring funding
for relevant projects, a function which is facilitated by
the inclusion of representatives of interested donors in the
The Committee consists of invited representatives of donor
organisations and countries, who have a specific interest
in aspects of livestock and agricultural development. They
are supported by policy technical advisors. The PAAT Committee
provides the impetus to drive the Programme and to direct
the focus on justifiable and realistic priorities.
In addition to the PAAT Chairman, the PAAT Senior Programme
Advisor and the Members of the PAAT Secretariat (FAO, IAEA,
AU/IBAR and WHO), the Programme Committee is formed of representatives
of France/CIRAD-emvt, UK/DFID, Italy, European Union, IFAD,
the World Bank, USAID/USDA. Western, Eastern and Southern
Africa are also represented.
Other donors, countries and representatives of the private
sector are invited to attend sessions of the Programme Committee
meetings on ad hoc basis