AF Administration and Finance Department
AFD Office of Assistant Director-General, AF
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
AOS Administrative and operational support
AsDB Asian Development Bank
ASMC After-service Medical Coverage
CAADP Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
CAF Capital Asset Fund
CCA Common country assessment
CCRF Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
CFC Common Fund for Commodities
CFS Committee on World Food Security
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CGRFA Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
CL Council
COAG Committee on Agriculture
COFI Committee on Fisheries
CPF Collaborative Partnership on Forests
CPI Consumer price index
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
CSO Civil Society Organization
DNA Desoxyribonucleic acid
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECDC Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries
EMPRES Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases
ERP Education for Rural People
FAOR FAO Representative
FAOSTAT Corporate Database for Substantive Statistical Data
FAS Field Accounting System
FC Finance Committee
FIGIS Fisheries Global Information System
FIRMS Fisheries Resources Monitoring System
FIVIMS Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System
FORIS Forestry Information System
FPMIS Field Programme Management Information System
GDP Gross domestic product
GFAR Global Forum on Agricultural Research
GIC Conference, Council and Protocol Affairs Division
GII Information Division
GIS Geographical Information System
GOE General operating expenses
GPA Global Plan of Action
HQ Headquarters
HRMS Human Resources Management System
IAAH International Alliance Against Hunger
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICC International Computing Centre
ICSC International Civil Service Commission
ICT Information and communication technology
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IICA Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
ILO International Labour Organization
IPC International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
IPGRI International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
IPM Integrated pest management
IPOA International Plan of Action
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention
IsDB Islamic Development Bank
ISP Investment Support Programme
IT Information technology
IT International Treaty
IUU Illegal, unreported and unregulated (fishing)
JIU Joint Inspection Unit
LFCC Low Forest Cover Countries
LIFDC Low-Income, Food-Deficit Country
MCS Monitoring, control and surveillance
MDG Millennium Development Goal
MOSS Minimum Operating Security Standards
MSS Management Support Service
MSU Management Support Unit
MTP Medium Term Plan
NARS National Agricultural Research Systems
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa's Development
NGO Non-governmental Organization
OCD Office for Coordination of Normative, Operational and Decentralized Activities
OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
PAIA Priority Area for Inter-disciplinary Action
PBE Office of Programme, Budget and Evaluation
PC Programme Committee
PGRFA Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
PWB Programme of Work and Budget
RG Real growth
RLC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
RP Regular Programme
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
SIT Sterile Insect Technique
SOFA The State of Food and Agriculture
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
TC Technical Cooperation Department
TCA Policy Assistance Division
TCDC Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries
TCE Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division
TCI Investment Centre Division
TCO Field Operations Division
TCOT Technical Cooperation Service
TCP Technical Cooperation Programme
UN United Nations
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
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
WAICENT World Agricultural Information Centre
WCF Working Capital Fund
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