Committee on Agriculture (COAG)


The 28th Session of the Committee on Agriculture will be conducted as a hybrid event from 18th to 22nd July 2022.

During the 2022 sessions, delegates will discuss a range of topics related to the COAG mandate, including the outcomes of the First Session of the COAG Sub-Committee on Livestock, food safety, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, land and water resources, governance of water tenure, contributions to the UN Decades on Family Farming and Ecosystem Restoration, Agricultural Innovation Systems, use of agricultural plastics, climate change, mainstreaming biodiversity, agriculture and forestry linkages, and the future of food and agriculture and other items emanating from the last COAG session and other Governing Bodies.

As FAO’s main technical advisory committee on agriculture, COAG will review the central role of food and agriculture for achieving the SDGs and will provide a platform for exchange and dialogue amongst participants and give strategic direction for the work of FAO in the agrifood sectors to promote the transformation of agrifood systems to be more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.

Joining the event

Registering for the 28th Session of the Committee on Agriculture 

Members’ accreditation for the 28th Session of the Committee on Agriculture opened on 18 May 2022, on the Members Gateway. Please note that each delegate will need to insert in the form an email account for accreditation. The same email address should be inserted in the Zoom registration form, to grant the participant access to the virtual meeting platform. 

Designated observers are kindly requested to send names, official titles, addresses and email accounts to attend the Session, by e-mail to [email protected], together with a recent passport-size digital photograph. 

All meetings of the 28th Session of the COAG will be conducted in hybrid modality with both physical presence in FAO headquarters and participation through the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The link to access the Zoom virtual meeting platform will be made available upon receipt of the above information.

For further details  please refer to the Provisional Timetable and the Annex “Special Procedures for a Hybrid Meeting of the Committee on Agriculture exceptional to its 28th Session”. 

For clarifications or questions kindly contact [email protected].