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Acronyms

  
AF Administration and Finance Department
AfDB African Development Bank
AFF Finance Division
AFH Human Resources Management Division
AFI Information Systems and Technology Division
AFS Administrative Services Division
AGE Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
AGLINET Worldwide Network of Agricultural Libraries
AGORA Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
AGRIS International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology
AGROVOC Multilingual Thesaurus of Agricultural Terminology
AnGR Animal genetic resources
AOS Administrative and operational support
APFIC Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission
APHCA Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific
APO Associate Professional Officer
APPPC Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission
AsDB Asian Development Bank
ASEAN Association of Southeast-Asian Nations
ASMC After-service Medical Coverage
AUD Office of the Inspector-General
  
BSE Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  
CAADP Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
CAF Caja Andina de Fomento
CAP Common Agricultural Policy (EU)
CARICOM Caribbean Community Secretariat
CAS Country assistance strategies
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBPP Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
CCA Common country assessment
CCLM Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters
CCP Committee on Commodity Problems
CCRF Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
CDM Clean development mechanism
CEB United Nations System's Chief Executives Board for Coordination
CECAF Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic
CEEC Central and Eastern European countries
CFC Common Fund for Commodities
CFS Classical swine fever
CFS Committee on World Food Security
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CGRFA Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
CIFA Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CL FAO Council
COAG Committee on Agriculture
COAIM Consultation on Agricultural Information Management
COFI Committee on Fisheries
COIN Country Office Information Network
COP Conference of the Parties
COPESCAL Commission for Inland Fisheries of Latin America
CPF Collaborative Partnership on Forests
CPPS Organization for the Conservation, Protection and Optimum Utilization of Tunas and Tuna-like Species in the Eastern Pacific
CRIC Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development (UN)
CSO Civil Society Organization
  
DAD-IS Domestic Animal Diversity Information System
DFID UK Department for International Development
DIMITRA Rural Women and Development (FAO/King Baudouin Foundation)
DRM Disaster risk management
  
EAF Ecosystem approach to fisheries
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECDC Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries
ECOCROP Crop Environmental Requirements Database
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (UN)
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECTAD Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease Operations
EEZ Economic exclusive zones
EIFAC European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission
EMPRES Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases
ERP Education for Rural People
ESS Statistics Division
EU European Union
EUFMD European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  
FAOR FAO Representative
FAOSTAT Corporate Database for Substantive Statistical Data
FAS Field Accounting System
FC Finance Committee
FFS Field farmers schools
FIGIS Fisheries Global Information System
FIRMS Fisheries Resources Monitoring System
FIVIMS Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System
FMD Foot-and-mouth disease
FORIS Forestry Information System
FPMIS Field Programme Management Information System
  
GAP Good agricultural practice
GEF Global Environment Facility
GFAR Global Forum on Agricultural Research
GFCM General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
GIAHS Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems
GIC Conference, Council and Protocol Affairs Division
GIEWS Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture
GII Information Division
GIL Library and Documentation Systems Division
GIS Geographical Information System
GLCN Global Land Cover Network
GLEWS Global Early Warning System for Transboundary Animal Diseases
GLiPHA Global Livestock Production and Health Atlas
GPA Global Plan of Action
GREP Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme
  
HORTIVAR Horticulture Cultivar Performance Database
HPAI Highly pathogenic avian influenza
HRG Higher real growth
HRMS Human Resources Management System
  
IAAH International Alliance Against Hunger
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IASMN Inter-Agency Security Management Network
IAWG Inter-agency Working Group
ICC International Computing Centre
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICSC International Civil Service Commission
ICT Information and communication technology
IEA International Energy Agency
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IGG Intergovernmental Group
IGO Inter-governmental Organization
IICA Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
ILO International Labour Organization
IMARK Information management resource kit
INFOCRIS International Food Contaminant and Residue Information System
INPHO Information Network on Post-harvest Operations
IPGRI International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
IPM Integrated pest management
IPOA International Plan of Action
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention
IPPM Integrated production and pest management
IsDB Islamic Development Bank
ISP Investment Support Programme
IUU Illegal, unreported and unregulated (fishing)
  
JEFCA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
JIU Joint Inspection Unit
  
LEAD Livestock, Environment and Development
LEG Legal Office
LFCC Low Forest Cover Countries
LIFDC Low-Income, Food-Deficit Country
  
MCS Monitoring, control and surveillance
MDG Millennium Development Goal
MERCOSUR Southern Common Market
MORS Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards
MOSS Minimum Operating Security Standards
MSS Management Support Service
MSU Management Support Unit
MTP Medium Term Plan
NALO National Aquaculture Legislation Overview
  
NARS National Agricultural Research Systems
NASO National Aquaculture Sector Overview
NENARNAP Near East and North Africa Regional Network for Agricultural Policies
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa's Development
NERICA New Rice for Africa
NGO Non-governmental Organization
NWFP Non-wood forest product
  
OCD Office for Coordination of Normative, Operational and Decentralized Activities
ODG Office of the Director-General
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
OLDEPESCA Latin American Organization for Fisheries Development
OSPESCA Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano
  
PAAT Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis
PAIA Priority Area for Inter-disciplinary Action
PATTEC Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign
PBE Office of Programme, Budget and Evaluation
PC Programme Committee
PGRFA Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
PIF Pacific Islands Forum
PIRES Programme Planning, Implementation Reporting and Evaluation System
PPRC Programme and Project Review Committee
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PWB Programme of Work and Budget
  
RAF Regional Office for Africa
RAP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
RECOFI Regional Commission for Fisheries
RFB Regional fishery body
RG Real growth
RLC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
RNE Regional Office for the Near East
ROB Regional Operations Branch
  
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SACOI Strategy to Address Cross-organizational Issues
SAD Special Advisers to the Director-General
SAFR Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa
SARD Sustainable agriculture and rural development
SD Sustainable Development Department
SDW Gender and Population Division
SEAGA Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme
SEF Security Expenditure Facility
SFERA Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities
SFLP Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme
SIPAM Information System for the Promotion of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
SOFA The State of Food and Agriculture
SOFI The State of Food Insecurity in the World
SPFS Special Programme for Food Security
SPS Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
SPWB Summary Programme of Work and Budget
SRA Special reserve account
SSC South-South Cooperation
STF Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries (Strategy for Improving Information on)
SWAp Sector-wide approach
SWIOFC South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission
  
TAD Transboundary animal diseases
TBT Technical barriers to trade
TC Technical Cooperation Department
TCA Policy Assistance Division
TCDC Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries
TCE Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division
TCI Investment Centre
TCO Field Operations Division
TCOS SPFS Monitoring and Coordination Service
TCOT Technical Cooperation Programme Service
TCP Technical Cooperation Programme
  
UEMOA West African Economic and Monetary Union
UN/ECE Economic Commission for Europe
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDG United Nations Development Group
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDSS United Nations Department of Safety and Security
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFSA United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNOPS United Nations Office for Project Services
  
VMS Vessel monitoring system
  
WAICENT World Agricultural Information Centre
WCCD World Congress on Communication for Development
WCF Working Capital Fund
WEC World Energy Council
WECAFC Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission
WFD World Food Day
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development
WTO World Trade Organization
  
ZNG Zero nominal growth
ZRG Zero real growth
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