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FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The FAO regional office in Bangkok serves as the secretariat of five Asia-Pacific regional commissions – which are statutory bodies of the Organization – dealing with animal production and health, agricultural statistics, fisheries, forestry and plant protection.

Regional Commissions

Regional Commissions provide a unique opportunity to set priorities for sectoral work and guide decisions on new programme initiatives - both for collaborative country actions and for FAO work in the region. The specific regional focus of the Regional Commissions gives greater legitimacy and "ownership" to regional policy studies, outlook studies and the development of codes of practice. Strong linkages to key sectoral policy-makers in the region ensure that the Regional Commissions are an integral part of FAO's knowledge network.