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CL 123/7

August 2002

Hundred and Twenty-third Session of the Council
28 October - 2 November 2002

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2002

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


DIRECTOR-GENERAL'S INTRODUCTION

PART I

Approach

BROAD STRATEGIC ORIENTATIONS

RESOURCES

EXTRA-BUDGETARY RESOURCES FOR FAO'S NORMATIVE AND OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

FURTHER APPLICATION AND REFINEMENT OF THE PROGRAMME MODEL

LINKS TO CORPORATE STRATEGIES AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action (PAIAs)

INTRODUCTION

Local Institution Building to Improve Capacity for Achieving Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness and Post-Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation

Biosecurity for Agriculture and Food Production

WTO Multi-lateral Trade Negotiations on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Climate Change Issues in Agriculture

Organic Agriculture

Food for the Cities

Integrated Production Systems (SARD/SPFS)

Biotechnology Applications in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Integrated Management of Biological Diversity for Food and Agriculture

Strengthening Capacity for Integrated Ecosystem Management

Spatial Information Management and Decision Support Tools

Definitions, Norms, Methodologies and Quality of Information

Global Perspective Studies

Gender and Development

Ethics in Food and Agriculture

PART II

Strategies to Address Members' Needs

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.1: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Intra-departmental Entities

Programme 2.1.1: Natural Resources

Programme 2.1.2: Crops

Programme 2.1.3: Livestock

Programme 2.1.4: Agricultural Support Systems

Programme 2.1.5: Agricultural Applications of Isotopes and Biotechnology

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.2: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT

Intra-departmental Entities

Programme 2.2.1: Nutrition, Food Quality and Safety

Programme 2.2.2: Food and Agricultural Information

Programme 2.2.3: Food and Agricultural Monitoring, Assessments and Outlooks

Programme 2.2.4: Agriculture, Food Security and Trade Policy

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.3: FISHERIES

Programme 2.3.1: Fisheries Information

Programme 2.3.2: Fisheries Resources and Aquaculture

Programme 2.3.3: Fisheries Exploitation and Utilisation

Programme 2.3.4: Fisheries Policy

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.4: FORESTRY

Programme 2.4.1: Forest Resources

Programme 2.4.2: Forest Products and Economics

Programme 2.4.3: Forestry Policy and Institutions

Programme 2.4.4: Forestry Information and Liaison

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.5: CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL PROGRAMME THRUSTS

Programme 2.5.1: Research, Natural Resources Management and Technology Transfer

Programme 2.5.2: Gender and Population

Programme 2.5.3: Rural Development

Programme 2.5.6: Food Production in Support of Food Security in LIFDCs

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.1: POLICY ASSISTANCE

Programme 3.1.1: Coordination of Policy Assistance and Field Programme Development

Programme 3.1.2: Policy Assistance to Various Regions

Programme 3.1.3: Legal Assistance to Member Nations

PART III

Strategies to Address Cross-organizational Issues

ENSURING EXCELLENCE

Thrust of the Strategy

Staff and Other Human Resources

Organizational Learning and Innovation

ENHANCING INTER-DISCIPLINARITY

Thrust of the Strategy

Implementation of Inter-disciplinary Actions

Role of Inter-departmental Committees

Inter-disciplinarity at Inter-regional, Regional and Country Levels

Organizational Learning and Feedback from Evaluation

Human Resources Development and Management

BROADENING PARTNERSHIPS AND ALLIANCES

Thrust of the Strategy

Actions for Continued Partnership with UN System Agencies and other Inter-governmental Organizations

Actions for Enhanced Cooperation with NGOs and CSOs

Actions for Enhanced Cooperation with the Private Sector

Actions for Cooperation with Local Authorities

CONTINUING TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Thrust of the Strategy

Actions Related to Information Systems

Actions towards a Results-based Culture

Actions Related to Human Resources Development

LEVERAGING RESOURCES FOR FAO AND ITS MEMBERS

Thrust of the Strategy

Increasing Extra-budgetary Resources for FAO's Technical Assistance Services, Emergency and Rehabilitation Programmes, and Normative Work

Mobilising Resources to Improve FAO's Infrastructure and Logistical Capacity and Fostering Solidarity to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

Catalysing Increased Resources in support of Agriculture and Rural Development, including Fisheries and Forestry

COMMUNICATING FAO'S MESSAGES

Thrust of the Strategy

Establishing a "Communication Culture" and Integrating Information and Communications Concepts in Planning Processes

Focusing FAO's Messages on Priority Issues and Programmes, and Targeting Strategic Audiences

Increasing Public Awareness and Understanding of Issues Related to FAO's Mandate, Particularly the Eradication of Hunger

Ensuring Cost-effective and High-quality Information Products

Building Capacity for Communication through Internal and External Partnerships

ACRONYMS