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CL 119/17 (Corr.1)

August 2000

Hundred and Nineteenth Session of the Council
20-25 November 2000

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 2000

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Director-General's Introduction
List Of Acronyms

PART I

From the Strategic Framework to the Medium Term Plan 2002-2007
General Presentation

CHALLENGES AND DEMANDS ON FAO

RESOURCES

Regular Programme
Arrears
Extra-budgetary Resources for FAO's Normative and
Operational Activities

THE MEDIUM TERM PLAN OPERATIONALISING THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

Distribution of Resources by Corporate Strategies and Strategic Objectives

APPLICATION OF THE NEW MODEL

Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action (PAIAs)

AN OVERVIEW

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
Definitions, Norms, Methodologies and Quality of Information
Spatial Information Management and Decision Support Tools
Global Perspective Studies
Gender Mainstreaming
Ethics in Food and Agriculture


PART II

Strategies to Address Members'Needs

THE MEDIUM TERM RESPONSE

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

Programme 2.2.1: Nutrition
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 Utilization
Programme 2.3.4: Fisheries Policy

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.4: FORESTRY

Programme 2.4.1: Forest Resources
Programme 2.4.2: Forest Products
Programme 2.4.3: Forestry Policy and Planning
Programme 2.4.4: Forest Programmes Coordination and Information

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: Women 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 Related Capacity Building
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

THE MEDIUM-TERM RESPONSE

ENHANCING INTER-DISCIPLINARITY

Thrust of the Strategy
Actions to Strengthen the Capacity for Inter-disciplinary Planning
Actions to apply the New Programme Model to Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action (PAIAs)
Actions to Enhance Inter- and Intra-departmental Mechanisms

BROADENING PARTNERSHIPS AND ALLIANCES

Thrust of the Strategy
Actions for Continued Partnership with UN System and Other Intergovernmental Organizations
Actions for Enhanced Cooperation with CSOs and NGOs
Actions for Enhanced Cooperation with the Private Sector

CONTINUING TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Thrust of the Strategy
Actions Related to Accountability and Information Systems
Actions Related to Human Resources Development

LEVERAGING RESOURCES FOR FAO AND ITS MEMBERS

Thrust of the Strategy
Increasing Extra-budgetary Resources for FAO Technical Assistance Services
Expanding Support for FAO Regular Programme Activities
Ensuring Multiplier Effect of FAO Programmes

COMMUNICATING FAO'S MESSAGES

Thrust of the Strategy
Focusing FAO Messages on Priority Issues and Programmes
Increasing Public Awareness and Understanding of the Issues Related to FAO's Mandate particularly the Eradication of Hunger
Ensuring Cost-Effective and High-Quality Information Products


Corrigendum to the Medium Term Plan 2002-2007