Policy Support and Governance Gateway
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Mechanisms

FAO never works alone. Our fundamental view is that effective policy is generated and implemented through inclusive dialogue. FAO plays a vital, supportive role engaging stakeholders in policy dialogue, developing norms and standards, catalyzing working partnerships, gathering, analyzing and disseminating data and information, and mobilizing the resources required for transformational change.

This search engine provides access to the extraordinary range and scope of policy-related mechanisms* in which FAO participates.  FAO acts as either the convener, setting the agenda and serving as secretariat, or as a strategic partner, providing information and expertise, facilitating deliberations and contributing to the formulation of action plans.

* Alliances, Fora, Platforms, Partnerships, Conventions, Funds, Committees, Commissions, Initiatives, Programmes, and FAO governing bodies.

Alliances, Fora, Platforms and Partnerships

Committee on World Food Security - CFS

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the  Economic [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agriculture, Economic empowerment, Food security, Governance, Multi-stakeholder partnerships, Nutrition, Policy cycle, Research, Rural development

Hand-in-Hand Initiative

Hand-in-Hand (HIH) is an evidence-based, country-led and country-owned initiative of FAO to accelerate agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development to eradicate poverty (SDG 1) and end hunger and all forms of malnutrition (SDG 2). By promoting progress to achieve SDGs [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Coronavirus pandemic, Food security, Food systems, Hunger, Poverty, Small Island Developing Countries, Sustainable development

ITWG AnGR - Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources

The Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in 1997. The Secretariat of the ITWG-PGRFA lies with the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) in FAO Headquarters. The role of [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agriculture, Animal & plant health, Food safety, Genetic resources, Livestock

ITWG FGR - Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources

The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture established a subsidiary Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources (ITWG-FGR) in 2009, to review the situation and technical issues related to biodiversity in the area of FGR, and advise [...]
FAO Role:
Keyword: Biodiversity, Forests, Genetic resources, Natural resources

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