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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

AMIS - Agricultural Market Information System

The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) is an inter-Agency Platform to enhance food market transparency and encourage coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainty. The initial focus of AMIS is on four crops that are particularly important in [...]
FAO Role: Strategic Partner
Keyword: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Data & statistics, Food prices, Investment & finance, Nutrition, Trade & markets

CAC - Codex Alimentarius Commission

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, established by FAO and WHO in 1963, develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Food safety, Governance, Trade & markets

CFS - Committee on World Food Security

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

CODEGALAC - Commission on Livestock Development for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Commission on Livestock Development for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODEGALAC) is the technical advisory forum on animal production and health for the LAC Regional Conference. Established in 1986 by the FAO Council at the request of its Member Nations, [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Animal & plant health, Climate change, Family farmers & smallholders, Livestock, Multi-stakeholder partnerships, Policy cycle, Rural development

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