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PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Section 1

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Weed management for developing countries. Addendum 1

FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 120 Add. 1
Rome, 2003, 290 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105019-8
ISSN 0259-2517
TC/M/Y5031/E
$60.00


In 1994 FAO published Weed management for developing countries, to make available the most relevant information on weed management. As there have been several new developments on weed management, FAO has updated the available information in this new publication on improved weed management. Weed management does not consist solely in the use of herbicides: other methods exist. The paper emphasizes the importance of evaluating weed ecology in understanding weed problems, the need to evaluate seed banks in the soil, the importance of evaluating weed competition and the ability of crops to compete with weeds.

 

FISHERIES
Section 4

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Measuring and assessing capacity in fisheries. 2. Issues and methods

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 433/2
Rome, 2003, 140 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105015-5
ISSN 0429-9345
TC/M/Y5013/E
$14.00


This paper provides guidance for the measurement and assessment of fishing capacity, with the aim of facilitating the implementation of the International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity. It provides a discussion and overview of the various concepts of capacity and capacity utilization and potential methods for estimating capacity discussed at the FAO Technical Consultation on the Measurement of Fishing Capacity held in Mexico City from 29 November to 3 December 1999. The paper also introduces some more recent methodologies for examining capacity in fisheries. Its specific objective is to provide the information necessary for developing a widely accepted definition of capacity for fisheries as well as sufficient detail about various methods for estimating capacity to permit an empirical assessment of fishing capacity conditional on the types of data typically available for fisheries.

 
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Review of the state of world fishery resources: inland fisheries

FAO Fisheries Circular No. 942 Rev.1
Rome, 2003, 66 pp. + floppy disk
ISSN 0429-9329
TR/D/J0703/E
$26.00


The objective of this review is to present a broad view of the state of inland capture fisheries as of 2001. Status and trends are reported along with coverage of selected sections on the impact of dams on fisheries, fisheries in rice-based ecosystems, database on African water resources, indices of human development and environmental sustainability, and new approaches to improving inland fishery information. A floppy disk containing the figures presented in this circular is enclosed for better understanding.

 
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Report of the Third Ad Hoc Meeting of Intergovernmental Organizations on Work Programmes Related to Subsides in Fisheries. Rome, 23-25 July 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 719
Rome, 2003, 76 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105028-7
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/Y4967/E
$18.00


Representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, the Association of Southeast-Asian Nations, the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Trade Organization and three invited experts attended the meeting. The agenda contained two main items: (i) presentation and discussion of current work programmes on subsidies in fisheries and (ii) presentation and discussion of methodologies used by participating organizations to establish the effects and impacts of subsidies.

 
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Report of the thirty-third session of GESAMP. Rome, 5-9 May 2003

GESAMP Reports and Studies No. 74
Rome, 2003, 58 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105026-0
ISSN 1020-4873
TR/M/Y5047/E
$12.00


The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) considered a number of major topics at this session, including the future of GESAMP and the completion of the Strategic Plan, which GESAMP and its supporting agencies are committed to implementing as soon as possible. The supporting agencies have agreed to initiate the development of the GESAMP pool of experts and to take concrete steps to establish the GESAMP office. GESAMP took note of UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/57/141 requesting the establishment of a regular global marine assessment process by 2004 and proposed that it play a significant role in that process.

 
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Use of ice on small fishing vessels (The)

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 436
Rome, 2003, 116 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105010-4
ISSN 0429-9345
TC/M/Y5027/E
$20.00


This publication describes the requirements for the use of ice (and chilled seawater) on board fishing vessels, from small insulated containers in dugout canoes, to refrigerated tanks on bigger vessels. It also gives and overview of the different ice plants and the ice produced. This publication is aimed both at fishermen who want to have more information about the technique used, and at boat owners who want to invest in the use of ice to preserve the catches, and meet the increasing demand for good quality fresh fish.

 

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

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Land Reform 2003/2. Land settlement and cooperatives

Rome, 2003, 128 pp., Trilingual (En/Fr/Es)
ISSN 0251-1894
TC/J0415/E
$20.00


Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives first appeared 40 years ago, and has always promoted the exchange of experiences and served as an open forum where anyone working on land reform can find useful guidelines. In this issue, we present a historical overview from the perspective of our Rural Development Division and colleagues of the Land Tenure Service.

 
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Southland. A case study-based training exercise in policy analysis for the agricultural and rural sector

Capacity development in food and agriculture policies No. 1
Rome, 2003, 118 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-105069-4
ISSN 1729-819
TC/M/Y5137/E
$36.00


The Southland case study is designed to provide an opportunity for a group of participants in a course on agricultural policy to mobilize their knowledge and skills on a fictitious country simulating many of the problems faced by developing countries. Based on realistic information on the country, presented in a set of documents collected from various sources and on a set of statistical tables, participants are asked to prepare a note outlining the key policy and institutional issues faced by the country and make proposals on how they can be addressed. This case study, developed in the early nineties, has evolved as the history of the fictitious "Southland" unfolded, following patterns similar to those of many developing countries. It has been successfully used on many occasions and in different locations but it had never been published. The material presented includes notes to participants and trainers, background information, studies, historical information, and a glossary of economic and institutional terminology. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full text of the Southland case study in HTML and PDF formats, as well as a series of Excel data files that can be used for conducting quantitative analysis of selected statistics of the imaginary country. [Minimum system requirements: Windows 98, MSOffice 98, 64Mb RAM, Acrobat Reader 5.0]

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

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Food composition data. Production management and use

Rome, 2003 (second edition), 302 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104949-1
TC/M/Y4705/E
$32.00


Data on the composition of foods are essential for a diversity of purposes in many fields of activity. Food composition data was produced as a set of guidelines to aid individuals and organizations involved in the analysis of foods, the compilation of data, data dissemination and data use. Its primary objective is to show how to obtain good-quality data that meet the requirements of the multiple users of food composition databases. These guidelines draw on experience gained in countries where food composition programmes have been active for many years. This book provides an invaluable guide for professionals in health and agriculture research, policy development, food regulation and safety, food product development, clinical practice, epidemiology and many other fields of endeavour where food composition data provide a fundamental resource.

 

GENERAL
Section 9

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FAO Expert Consultation on Food Safety: Science and Ethics. Rome, Italy, 3-5 September 2002

FAO Readings in Ethics No. 1
Rome, 2004, 50 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105070-8
ISSN 1729-9454
TC/M/J0776/E
$18.00


Freedom from hunger has been designated as a fundamental human right. Food safety is an intrinsic part of the concept of the right to adequate food. In situations of food crises, is it ethically acceptable that food safety standards be lower for food aid than for food trade? This report discusses the question in depth.

An increasing number of interdisciplinary activities on ethics are being undertaken by FAO. FAO Readings in Ethics is a new series, which brings together the results of such activities, carried out as an integral part of the Organization's regular programme of work. The series complements the FAO Ethics Series and the Reports of the Panel of Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture.

 
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Legislation on water users' organizations. A comparative analysis

FAO Legislative Study No. 79
Rome, 2003, 116 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105027-9
ISSN 1014-6679
TC/M/Y5049/E
$18.00


A robust regulatory framework for the corporate governance of water users' organizations is a fundamental ingredient of irrigation management transfer policies. The present publication offers a comparative analysis of the contemporary legislation of a wide variety of countries, providing the needed regulatory framework for water users' organizations to function and grow.

 
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Preparing national regulations for water resources management. Principles and practice

FAO Legislative Study No. 80
Rome, 2003, 428 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105029-5
ISSN 1014-6679
TC/M/Y5051/E
$34.00


The present manual is an update of Legislative Study No. 52 (1994). Like its predecessor, it provides conceptual material for use in the preparation of national regulations for the management, development, use and protection of freshwater resources. The conceptual material is arranged according to the principal functions of water resources management, and it is complemented and illustrated by examples of original water management regulations. These have been drawn from a wide variety of mostly English-speaking countries. The manual is intended for the inspiration and reference of a multidisciplinary water-sector audience and, in particular, all those in government who participate in the preparation of regulations for the implementation of policies and principles enshrined in acts of legislature.

 
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Report of the Conference of FAO. Thirty-second Session Rome, 29 November - 9 December 2003

Rome, 2004, 166 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105087-2
ISSN 0071-6944
TC/M/J1262/E
$30.00


As of 3 December 2003, FAO has 188 Members (187 Member Nations and one Member Organization.) FAO's membership comprises the Conference. The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the Programme of Work and Budget, and make recommendations to Members and international organizations. In addition to being attended by all Members and associate Members of the Organization, it is also attended by observers from non-Member Nations, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.

 
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Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-fifth Session. Rome, 26-28 November 2003

Rome, 2004, 74 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105085-6
ISSN 0251-5296
TR/M/J1149/E
$20.00


The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It has 49 Members and has powers delegated to it by the Conference.The Council meets at least four times between regular Conference sessions. In particular, it exercises functions dealing with the world food and agricultural situation and related matters, current and prospective activities of the Organization, including the Programme of Work and Budget, administrative matters, financial management of the Organization, and constitutional questions.

 
 
 

PÊCHES
Section 4

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Comprendre la culture des communautés de pêcheurs. Elément fondamental pour la gestion des pêches et la sécurité alimentaire

FAO Documents techniques sur les pêches no. 401
Rome, 2003, 352 p.
ISBN 92-5-204606-2
ISSN 1014-1146
TC/M/Y1290/F
$26.00


Le présent document a pour objet d'aider les responsables des pêches à mieux comprendre la culture des communautés de petits pêcheurs. Grâce à cette compréhension, ils seront davantage en mesure d'élaborer des politiques et des méthodes de gestion plus efficaces et d'aider les gens de ces communautés à améliorer leurs conditions de vie. Le document passe en revue des méthodes censées faciliter le recueil d'informations pertinentes et fiables concernant la culture des communautés de petits pêcheurs, tout en procédant dans le respect des règles déontologiques, et en observant de strictes contraintes de budget et de calendrier. Les recommandations exposées à la fin du document proposent des moyens à mettre en œuvre pour atteindre les objectifs susmentionnés et soulignent l'importance de la préservation des droits d'accès des petits pêcheurs aux ressources halieutiques, tout en intégrant pleinement leur culture à la politique et aux pratiques de gestion des pêches. Six études de cas consacrées à des communautés contemporaines de petits pêcheurs appartenant à différentes régions culturelles dans le monde sont jointes en annexe à la fin du rapport. Elles illustrent nombre des questions traitées dans le document.

 

DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
Section 7

Commander

Réforme agraire 2003/2. Colonisation et coopératives agricoles

Rome, 2003, 128 p., trilingue (En/Fr/Es)
ISSN 0251-1894
TC/J0415/Tri
$20.00


Il y a 40 ans paraissait pour la première fois le bulletin Réforme agraire, colonisation et coopératives agricoles. Depuis lors, le bulletin a toujours cherché à promouvoir la confrontation des expériences, offrant un forum ouvert où tous ceux qui travaillent dans le domaine de la réforme agraire peuvent trouver des orientations utiles. Nous présentons dans ce numéro une perspective historique du point de vue de notre Division du développement rural et des collègues du Service des régimes fonciers.

 

ALIMENTATION ET NUTRITION
Section 8

Commander

Vivre au mieux avec le VIH/SIDA. Un manuel sur les soins et le soutien nutritionnels à l'usage des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA

Rome, 2003, 104 p.
TC/D/Y4168/F
$10.00


Les soins et le soutien nutritionnels apportés aux personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA représentent une part importante de la prise en charge, à toutes les étapes de la maladie. Ce manuel, préparé conjointement par la FAO et l'OMS, apporte aux agents de soins et aux pourvoyeurs locaux de services des recommandations pratiques pour une alimentation saine et équilibrée à l'usage des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA. Il traite des complications courantes que l'on rencontre à différentes étapes de l'infection et propose des solutions locales qui insistent sur l'utilisation des ressources alimentaires locales et sur les soins et le soutien à domicile.

 

OUVRAGES GÉNÉRAUX
Section 9

Commander

Rapport de la Conférence de la FAO. Trente-deuxième session. Rome, 29 novembre - 9 décembre 2003

Rome, 2004, 166 p.
ISBN 92-5-205087-6
ISSN 0251-1401
TC/M/J1262/F
$30.00


Depuis le 3 décembre 2003, la FAO compte 188 Membres (187 États membres et une organisation Membre). L'ensemble des Membres de la FAO constitue la Conférence, organe directeur suprême de la FAO qui se réunit en session ordinaire tous les deux ans. Les principales fonctions de la Conférence consistent à arrêter les politiques de l'Organisation, à approuver le Programme de travail et budget et à adresser des recommandations aux Membres et aux organisations internationales. Outre les Membres et Membres associés de l'Organisation, la Conférence réunit également des observateurs de pays non Membres, d'organisations intergouvernementales et d'organisations non gouvernementales.

 
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Rapport du Conseil de la FAO. Cent vingt-cinquième session. Rome, 26-28 novembre 2003

Rome, 2004, 74 p.
ISBN 92-5-205085-X
ISSN 0251-5288
TC/M/J1149/F
$20.00


Le Conseil est l'organe exécutif de la Conférence. Il est composé de 49 membres et ses pouvoirs lui sont délégués par la Conférence. Il se réunit trois fois au moins entre les sessions ordinaires de la Conférence. Ses fonctions l'amènent à s'occuper en particulier de la situation de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture dans le monde ainsi que des questions connexes, des activités actuelles et futures de l'Organisation, en particulier du Programme de travail et budget, des affaires administratives, de la gestion financière de l'Organisation et des questions constitutionnelles.

 
 
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DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL
Sección 6

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Integración regional y seguridad alimentaria en países en desarrollo

Materiales de capacitación para la planificación agrícola Nº 45
Roma, 2003, 102 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304962-6
ISSN 1020-0681
TC/M/Y4793/S
$18.00


Los acuerdos comerciales regionales constituyen elementos de creciente importancia en el contexto comercial global. Sin embargo, existen puntos de vista diferentes acerca de la utilidad y del diseño más eficiente de estos acuerdos, especialmente en el caso de acuerdos entre países en desarrollo. Esta publicación examina el debate en curso sobre la integración regional, con el propósito de ayudar a los especialistas en la preparación de las estrategias de seguridad alimentaria de los países en desarrollo. Se pretende contribuir a la comprensión de los motivos, procesos y obstáculos a la integración y cooperación regional, así como a la identificación del eventual papel que los acuerdos pueden jugar en la promoción de la seguridad alimentaria.

 
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Reforma agraria 2003/2. Colonización y cooperativas

Roma, 2003, 128 págs.,trilingüe (En/Fr/Es)
ISSN 0251-1894
TC/J0415/Tri
$20.00


Hace cuarenta años aparecía por primera vez Reforma agraria, colonización y cooperativas. Desde entonces, ha favorecido en todo momento el intercambio de experiencias, proponiéndose como un foro abierto donde quienes trabajan en el campo de la reforma agraria pueden encontrar orientaciones útiles. En este número presentamos una reseña histórica realizada desde el punto de vista de nuestra Dirección de Desarrollo Rural y de los colegas del Servicio de Tenencia de la Tierra.

 

ALIMETACIÓN Y NUTRICIÓN
Sección 8

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Aprender a vivir con el VIH/SIDA. Manual sobre cuidados y apoyo nutricionales a los enfermos de VIH/SIDA

Roma, 2003, 104 págs.
TC/D/Y4168/S
$10.00


Los cuidados y el apoyo nutricionales a los enfermos de VIH/SIDA son una parte importante de los cuidados necesarios en todas las fases de la enfermedad. Este manual, preparado por la FAO en colaboración col la OMS, presenta recomendaciones prácticas destinadas a las personas que brindan cuidados domésticos y a los proveedores locales de servicios con el objeto de ofrecer una dieta sana y bien equilibrada a los enfermos de VIH/SIDA. Trata de la complicaciones comunes que se experimentan durante las diferentes fases de la infección, y propone soluciones que consisten en el empleo de alimentos disponibles localmente y los cuidados y apoyo que se pueden proporcionar en el hogar.

 

OBRAS DE CARÁCTER GENERAL
Sección 9

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Informe de la Conferencia de la FAO. 32º período de sesiones Roma, 29 de noviembre - 9 de diciembre de 2003

Roma, 2004, 166 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305087-X
ISSN 0251-1398
TC/M/J1262/S
$30.00


Al 3 de diciembre de 2003, la FAO tenía 188 Miembros (187 Estados Miembros y una Organización Miembro). Todos los Miembros de la FAO forman parte de la Conferencia. La Conferencia es el órgano rector supremo de la FAO y se reúne en períodos de sesiones ordinarios cada dos años. Sus principales funciones consisten en determinar las políticas de la Organización, aprobar el Programa de Labores y Presupuesto y hacer recomendaciones a los Miembros y organizaciones internacionales. Además de contar con la participación de todos los Miembros y Miembros asociados de la Organización, también participan en ella observadores de Estados no miembros, de organizaciones intergubernamentales y de organizaciones no gubernamentales.

 
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Informe del Consejo de la FAO. 125º período de sesiones. Roma, 26-28 de noviembre de 2003

Roma, 2004, 74 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305085-3
TC/M/J1149/S
$20.00


El Consejo es el órgano ejecutivo de la Conferencia. Está integrado por 49 Miembros y ejerce las facultades que le han sido delegadas por la Conferencia. El Consejo se reúne como mínimo en cuatro ocasiones entre los períodos de sesiones ordinarios de la Conferencia. En concreto, desempeña funciones relacionadas con los asuntos relativos a la situación mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación y cuestiones afines, a las actividades en curso y en perspectiva de la Organización, incluido el Programa de Labores y Presupuesto, así como las funciones relacionadas con los asuntos administrativos, la gestión financiera de la Organización y cuestiones constitucionales.

 
 
New titles in Arabic
 

AGRICULTURE
Section 0

Gender and access to land

FAO Land Tenure Studies No. 4
Rome, 2003, 50 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604847-7
ISSN 1726-1503
TC/M/Y4308/Ar
$8.00


This guide has been prepared to support land administrators in governments and their counterparts in civil society who are involved in land access and land administration questions in rural development. It is frequently the case that gender issues are left out or misunderstood in such situations often with negative results. This guide is designed to show where and why gender inclusion is important in projects and programmes that aim at improving land tenure and land administration arrangements. It provides material to raise awareness of some of the most critical gender issues that threaten access to land and its benefits.

 

Land tenure and rural development

FAO Land Tenure Studies No. 3
Rome, 2003, 56 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604846-9
ISSN 1726-1503
TC/M/Y4307/Ar
$9.00


This guide has been prepared to familiarize readers with key issues in land tenure, especially as they relate to food insecurity and rural development situations. Land tenure issues are frequently ignored in rural development interventions, with often long-lasting, negative results. Analysis of how land tenure works in practice - as evidenced by who has what type of access to land and under what conditions - is essential. This guide is designed to assist technical officers in governments and civil society in understanding why and how land tenure issues should be considered in rural development projects. It analyses important contexts such as environmental degradation, gender discrimination, and conflicts, where land tenure is currently of critical concern.

 

FORESTRY
Section 3

Forestry Outlook Study for Africa. African forests: a view to 2020

Rome, 2003, 96 pp.
TC/M/Y4526/Ar
$14.00


The Forestry Outlook Study for Africa (FOSA), initiated on the recommendations of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission and the Near East Forestry Commission, is one of the series of regional outlook stidies undertaken by FAO in partnership with countries and institutions concerned about forestry in the region. Output from FOSA include a regional overview report and five subregional reports. This summary report provides a sythesis of key findings from the regional and subregional reports.

 

GENERAL
Section 9

Report of the Conference of FAO. Thirty-second Session Rome, 29 November - 9 December 2003

Rome, 2004, 166 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605087-0
ISSN 0256-1174
TC/M/J1262/Ar
$30.00


As of 3 December 2003, FAO has 188 Members (187 Member Nations and one Member Organization.) FAO's membership comprises the Conference. The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the Programme of Work and Budget, and make recommendations to Members and international organizations. In addition to being attended by all Members and associate Members of the Organization, it is also attended by observers from non-Member Nations, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.

 

Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-fifth Session. Rome, 26-28 November 2003

Rome, 2003, 74 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605085-4
ISSN 0256-1182
TC/M/J1149/Ar
$20.00


The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It has 49 Members and has powers delegated to it by the Conference.The Council meets at least four times between regular Conference sessions. In particular, it exercises functions dealing with the world food and agricultural situation and related matters, current and prospective activities of the Organization, including the Programme of Work and Budget, administrative matters, financial management of the Organization, and constitutional questions.

 
 
New titles in Chinese
 

GENERAL
Section 9

Report of the Conference of FAO. Thirty-second Session Rome, 29 November - 9 December 2003

Rome, 2004, 166 pp.
ISBN 92-5-505087-7
ISSN 1810-4533
TC/M/J1262/Ch
$30.00


As of 3 December 2003, FAO has 188 Members (187 Member Nations and one Member Organization.) FAO's membership comprises the Conference. The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the Programme of Work and Budget, and make recommendations to Members and international organizations. In addition to being attended by all Members and associate Members of the Organization, it is also attended by observers from non-Member Nations, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.

 

Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-fifth Session. Rome, 26-28 November 2003

Rome, 2004, 74 pp.
ISBN 92-5-505085-0
ISSN 1020-654X
TC/M/J1149/Ch
$20.00


The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It has 49 Members and has powers delegated to it by the Conference.The Council meets at least four times between regular Conference sessions. In particular, it exercises functions dealing with the world food and agricultural situation and related matters, current and prospective activities of the Organization, including the Programme of Work and Budget, administrative matters, financial management of the Organization, and constitutional questions.

 

 

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