Policy Support and Governance

ACFR - Advisory Committee on Fishery Research

The mandate of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research (ACFR) is to study and advise the Director-General on the formulation and execution of the Organization's programme of work in respect of all aspects of fisheries research, including conservation and management [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Environmental sustainability, Fisheries, Natural resources, Oceans & marine resources, Policy analysis, Research

ACSFI - Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries

The Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries is a FAO statutory body composed of senior executives from the private industry sector worldwide. It meets yearly with the main objective of providing guidance on activities and programme of work of the [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agribusiness, Forests, Natural resources, Sustainable development, Trade & markets

AFCAS - African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

Through the Commission, FAO has been able to intensify its efforts to develop Food and Agriculture Statistics in countries of the region, particularly to carry out national censuses of agriculture within a common framework of definitions, concepts, standards and guidelines. [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agriculture, Data & statistics, Food security, Research

AFWC - African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Biodiversity, Environmental sustainability, Forests, Natural resources, Policy analysis

AGIR - Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative

The aim of AGIR (the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative) is to help build resilience to the recurrent food and nutrition crises that affect the countries of the Sahel and West Africa. The idea of an international alliance bringing together governments [...]
FAO Role: Strategic Partner
Keyword: Agriculture, Food environments, Food security, Governance, Nutrition, Protracted crisis, Resilience, Rural livelihoods, Social protection, Zero hunger

ALAWUC - Agriculture, Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

This Commission aims to provide a forum through which Member Countries can exchange information and experience, and promote joint programmes at regional and sub-regional levels. It provides support to the FAO and other potential donors to identify issues, problems and [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agriculture, Animal & plant health, Data & statistics, Extension services, Food environments, Food systems, Land, Livestock, Natural resources, Research, Water
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