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Committee on Agriculture (COAG-701)

Next Session COAG - 24th Session - 29 September-3 October 2014
Previous Sessions and documents COAG - 23rd Session - May 2012
COAG - 22nd Session - June 2010
COAG - 21st Session - April 2009
COAG - 20th Session - April 2007
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V

Origin

Established by the Conference at its Sixteenth Session (1971, Resolution 11/71) as a Committee of the Council.

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the First Session (1972) and amended at the Fourth Session (1977).
See Basic Texts, Vol. I - Section K, Rules of Procedure of the Committee on Agriculture

Category Cat.1
Purpose

The terms of reference as laid down in Rule XXXII of the General Rules of the Organization include the following:

  • Conduct periodic reviews and appraisals, on a highly selective basis, of agricultural and nutritional problems, with a view to proposing concerted action by Member Nations and the Organization;
  • Advise the Council on the overall medium- and longer-term work programme of the Organization relating to agriculture and livestock, food and nutrition, with emphasis on the integration of all social, technical, economic, institutional and structural aspects dealing with agricultural and rural development in general;
  • Review, with similar emphasis, the biennial work programmes of the Organization and their implementation in areas falling within the competence of the Committee;
  • Review specific matters relating to agriculture, food and nutrition referred to the Committee by the Conference, the Council or the Director-General, or placed by the Committee on its agenda at the request of a Member Nation in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, and make recommendations as may be appropriate;
  • Report to the Council and tender advice to the Director-General, as appropriate, on any other matter considered by the Committee.
Secretary Mr Robert Gouantoueu Guei, AGD
Membership Open to all Members which notify the Director-General in writing of their desire to become Members of the Committee and of their intention to participate in its work. The notification may be made at any time but not later than 10 days before the opening date of a session. Membership acquired on this basis shall be considered valid unless the Member has not been represented at two consecutive sessions of the Committee, or has notified its withdrawal from it.
Chairperson Mr Mario Arvelo Caamaño (Dominican Republic)
Number of Members 130
List of Members
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union (Member Organization)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol COAG
Frequency of Sessions

Normally one session per biennium. If required, the Committee may hold additional sessions (Rule XXXII-3 and 4, GRO).

Department Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG)
Contact information/email

FAO-COAG@fao.org

Web site

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

First Session April 1972