Committee on Agriculture - 25th Session
Rome, 26 – 30 September 2016
At its 25th session, the Committee on Agriculture discussed 14 priority themes. Ensuring effective actions towards the implementation of key elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a more integrated way was one of the major topics.
Another central theme was the development of the FAO Corporate Climate Change Strategy. The Committee provided inputs for its further development.
The Committee also gave guidance on how nutrition could be mainstreamed across the FAO Strategic Framework and in regional and national policies, paying particular attention to relevant outcomes for agriculture and livestock development, and discussed the role of agricultural innovations in sustainable rural development as well as the sustainable soil management.
Furthermore, this session was invited to support the use of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 guidelines that will guide the implementation of agricultural censuses in FAO member countries between 2016 and 2025.
Recognizing the key role of livestock sector in food security and nutrition, poverty reduction, health, climate change and resource use, COAG supported the creation of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock in 2011. During this session, the Committee considered its governance structure including the role of FAO.
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