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CL 127/7

August 2004

Hundred and Twenty-seventh Session of the Council
2227 November 2004

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2004

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FAO 2004


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Director-General's Introduction

Enhanced MTP Process

Application of results-based principles to non-technical and technical cooperation (NT/TC) areas

Sharpened focus of entities in technical programmes

Implications of a "rolling" Plan

PART I: IMPLEMENTATION OF FAO'S STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

Challenges and demands on FAO

The persistence of food insecurity and poverty

Urbanization - dietary transition and changes in processing and marketing systems

Changing patterns of trade

Access to production inputs and technology

Environmental threats

Gaps in knowledge and information

Strategies to address members' needs

Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action (PAIA)

Corporate Strategy A

A1 - Sustainable rural livelihoods and more equitable access to rural livelihoods.

A2 - Access of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups to sufficient, safe and nutritionally adequate food.

A3 - Preparedness for, and effective and sustainable response to, food and agricultural emergencies.

Corporate Strategy B

B1 - International instruments concerning food, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and the production, safe use and fair exchange of agricultural, fishery and forestry goods.

B2 - National policies, legal instruments and supporting mechanisms that respond to domestic requirements and are consistent with the international policy and regulatory framework.

Corporate Strategy C

C1 - Policy options and institutional measures to improve efficiency and adaptability in production, processing and marketing systems, and meet the changing needs of producers and consumers.

C2 - Adoption of appropriate technology to sustainably intensify production systems and to ensure sufficient supplies of food and agricultural, fisheries and forestry goods and service.

Corporate Strategy D

D1- Integrated management of land, water, fisheries, forest and genetic resources.

D2 - Conservation, rehabilitation and development of environments at the greatest risk.

Corporate Strategy E

E1 - An integrated information resource base, with current, relevant and reliable statistics, information and knowledge made accessible to all FAO clients.

E2 - Regular assessments, analyses and outlook studies for food and agriculture.

E3 - A central place for food security on the international agenda.

PAIAs cutting across Corporate Strategies

Resources Breakdown

STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS CROSS-ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES

Ensuring Excellence (lead AF)

Staff and Other Human Resources

Organizational Learning and Innovation

Enhancing Inter-disciplinarity (lead PBE)

Implementation of Inter-disciplinary Actions

Inter-disciplinarity at country level

Broadening Partnerships and Alliances (lead TC)

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

Action 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 (lead AF)

Actions related to Information Systems

Actions towards a Results-based Culture

Actions related to Human Resources Development

Leveraging Resources for FAO and its Members (lead TC)

Extra-budgetary Resources for FAO's Programmes

Mobilizing Resources to Improve FAO's Infrastructure

Catalyzing Resources to Agriculture and Food Security

Communicating FAO's Messages (lead GI)

Establishing a "Communication Culture" and Supportive Planning Process

Focusing FAO's Messages and Targeting Strategic Audiences

Public Awareness and Understanding of Issues Related to FAO's Mandate

Cost-effective and High-quality Information Products

PRIORITIES AND RESOURCES

General Approach

Programme of Work and Appropriations

Indicative levels for the six-year planning period

Priority setting criteria analysis

PART II: MEDIUM-TERM PROGRAMME OF WORK

CHAPTER 1: GENERAL POLICY AND DIRECTION

MAJOR PROGRAMME 1.1: GOVERNING BODIES

PROGRAMME 1.1.1: CONFERENCE AND COUNCIL

PROGRAMME 1.1.2: CONFERENCE SERVICES

PROGRAMME 1.1.3: PROTOCOL SERVICES

MAJOR PROGRAMME 1.2: POLICY, DIRECTION AND PLANNING

PROGRAMME 1.2.1: DIRECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE

PROGRAMME 1.2.2: PROGRAMME PLANNING, BUDGETING AND EVALUATION

PROGRAMME 1.2.3: AUDIT AND INSPECTION

PROGRAMME 1.2.4: LEGAL SERVICES

PROGRAMME 1.2.5: PROGRAMME AND OPERATIONAL COORDINATION

MAJOR PROGRAMME 1.3: EXTERNAL COORDINATION AND LIAISON

PROGRAMME 1.3.1: EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND COORDINATION

PROGRAMME 1.3.2: LIAISON OFFICES

CHAPTER 2: TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES

See the Annex: Entity Structure for Chapter 2 and Major Programme 3.1

MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.1: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

PROGRAMME 2.1.0: INTRA-DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMME ENTITIES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

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 2.2.0: RESPONDING TO FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES IN LIGHT OF THE TRANSFORMING FOOD ECONOMY

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 UTILIZATION

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

CHAPTER 3: COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.1: POLICY ASSISTANCE

See the Annex: Entity Structure for Chapter 2 and Major Programme 3.1

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

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.2: SUPPORT TO INVESTMENT

PROGRAMME 3.2.1: FAO/WORLD BANK COOPERATIVE PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME 3.2.2: INVESTMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.3: FIELD OPERATIONS

PROGRAMME 3.3.1: FIELD OPERATIONS IN VARIOUS REGIONS

PROGRAMME 3.3.2: CENTRAL SUPPORT AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMME 3.3.3: EMERGENCY OPERATIONS AND REHABILITATION

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.4: FAO REPRESENTATIVES

MAJOR PROGRAMME 3.5: COOPERATION WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS

PROGRAMME 3.5.1: MULTILATERAL AND BILATERAL AGENCIES

PROGRAMME 3.5.2: CIVIL SOCIETY AWARENESS AND PARTNERSHIPS

PROGRAMME 3.5.3: COOPERATION AGREEMENTS WITH MEMBER NATIONS AND SUPPORT TO ECDC AND TCDC

CHAPTER 4: TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME

MAJOR PROGRAMME 4.1: TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME

MAJOR PROGRAMME 4.2: TCP UNIT

CHAPTER 5: SUPPORT SERVICES

MAJOR PROGRAMME 5.1: INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS SUPPORT

PROGRAMME 5.1.1: PUBLIC INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS SUPPORT

MAJOR PROGRAMME 5.2: ADMINISTRATION

PROGRAMME 5.2.1: FINANCIAL SERVICES

PROGRAMME 5.2.2: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

PROGRAMME 5.2.3: HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

PROGRAMME 5.2.9: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Management Support Services

CHAPTER 6: COMMON SERVICES

PART III: REGIONAL DIMENSIONS

Introduction

Africa

Agricultural Production and Support Systems

Food and Agricultural Policy and Development

Fisheries

Forestry

Sustainable Development

Policy Assistance

Asia and the Pacific

Agricultural Production and Support Systems

Food and Agricultural Policy and Development

Fisheries

Forestry

Sustainable Development

Policy Assistance

Europe

Agricultural Production and Support Systems

Food and Agricultural Policy and Development

Fisheries

Forestry

Sustainable Development

Policy Assistance

Latin America and the Caribbean

Agricultural Production and Support Systems

Food and Agriculture Policy and Development

Fisheries

Forestry

Sustainable Development

Policy Assistance

Near East

Agricultural Production and Support Systems

Food and Agricultural Policy and Development

Fisheries

Forestry

Sustainable Development

Policy Assistance

PART IV: PROPOSALS FOR CAPITAL BUDGETING

Background

Definitions

Process for the Medium Term Plan 2006-11

Capital Expenditure Proposals for 2006-11

Funding of MTP 2006-11 Capital Budget

Actions by the Finance Committee

Acronyms

Annex: Full Programme Entity Structure for Chapter 2 and Major Programme 3.1