What is FAO?
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations    • founded in October 1945 as      World Secretariat for Agricul...
FAO’s members and partners  • 192 members (191 nations & the European Community)  • national counterparts:      – Ministry...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations                                                          FAO  4000...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations                                                                   ...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations                                                                   ...
FAO                                                                4 FAO/OIE Animal                                       ...
FAO                                                                5 liaison offices –                                    ...
FAO’s global goals  • reduction of the number of people suffering    from hunger  • elimination of poverty, increased food...
FAO• leads international efforts to defeat hunger• acts as a neutral forum where all nations   meet as equals to negotiate...
FAO’s core function• monitor and assess trends in food security and  agriculture, fisheries and forestry;• generate, disse...
FAO’s budget• biennium 2008-2009 - US$ 1.8 billion  – technical work  – cooperation and partnerships including the Technic...
FAO’s tasks  • putting information within reach     – knowledge network     – analyse and disseminate data that aid       ...
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AGORA provides a                              collection of 1278                              journals to institutions in ...
FAO’s tasks  • sharing policy expertise    – devising agricultural policy    – supporting planning    – drafting effective...
FAO’s tasks• providing a meeting place for nations  – neutral forum  – FAO provides the setting where rich and poor    nat...
FAO’s tasks  • bringing knowledge to the field    – thousands of field projects throughout the world    – FAO mobilizes an...
Technical Cooperation Programme• since 1976, it  provides FAO  members with  specialized assistance  to address priority  ...
FAO’s organizationFAO is composed of eight departments:• Agriculture and Consumer Protection;• Economic and Social Develop...
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department  It’s composed of 5 Divisions  • Animal production and health  • FAO/IAEA J...
Animal Production and Health Division  Themes of work:  •   Animal Health  •   Human Health  •   Livelihoods  •   Income G...
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Animal Production and Health Division                 approach to programme design                                animals ...
Agriculture Production Service highlights•    Animal Genetic Resources•    Animal nutrition and feeding•    Animal welfare...
Collaboration with the private sectorrepresentatives • International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) • International Dairy...
Collaboration with the NGOs• World Society for the Protection of Animals     (WSPA)•   Compassion on World Farming (CIWF)•...
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IDF/FAO/EC JointAnimal Health andWelfare Conference(within the WorldDairy Summit 2009)
thank you
What is FAO?
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Presentation from the Informal Consultation on Livestock Issues between the FAO Animal Production and Health Division and interested Non-Governmental Organizations. 1–2 December 2009 Italy, Rome FAO Headquarters.

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What is FAO?

  1. 1. What is FAO?
  2. 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations • founded in October 1945 as World Secretariat for Agriculture for Member Countries • largest special agency within the UN system • 192 members • ~ 4 000 staff members
  3. 3. FAO’s members and partners • 192 members (191 nations & the European Community) • national counterparts: – Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock – Environment – Health, Planning etc. • partners: – international conventions and bodies (OIE, CODEX, WHO, CBD, UNDP, WB, etc.) – regional organizations (EC, SADC, UEMOA, MERCOSUR, etc.) – CGIAR/ARIs/NARs – NGOs/CSO (WVF, WAAP, etc.) – private sector (IDF, IMS, IPC, IFIF, IFAP, EFFAB, etc.)
  4. 4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO 4000 staff - 192 Members
  5. 5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO 5 regional offices 4000 staff - 192 Members
  6. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO 4000 staff - 192 Members 10 sub-regional offices
  7. 7. FAO 4 FAO/OIE Animal Health OfficesFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 4000 staff - 192 Members
  8. 8. FAO 5 liaison offices – 136 country officesFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 4000 staff - 192 Members
  9. 9. FAO’s global goals • reduction of the number of people suffering from hunger • elimination of poverty, increased food productivity, enhanced rural development and sustainable livelihoods • sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, for the benefit of present and future generations
  10. 10. FAO• leads international efforts to defeat hunger• acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy• is a source of knowledge and information• helps developing countries and countries in transition to modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all
  11. 11. FAO’s core function• monitor and assess trends in food security and agriculture, fisheries and forestry;• generate, disseminate and apply information and knowledge, including statistics;• negotiate international instruments; set norms, standards and voluntary guidelines,• support the development of national legal instruments and promote their implementation;• articulate policy and strategy options and advice;• provide technical support and build capacity;• advocate and communicate to mobilize political will;• work in an integrated interdisciplinary and innovative approaches through strong partnerships and alliances.
  12. 12. FAO’s budget• biennium 2008-2009 - US$ 1.8 billion – technical work – cooperation and partnerships including the Technical Cooperation Programme – information and general policy – direction & administration• extra budgetary resources (48%)
  13. 13. FAO’s tasks • putting information within reach – knowledge network – analyse and disseminate data that aid development
  14. 14. n th o /m isits v llion mi1
  15. 15. AGORA provides a collection of 1278 journals to institutions in 107 countries. n/ g/e k. or or tw rne te .a gin www
  16. 16. FAO’s tasks • sharing policy expertise – devising agricultural policy – supporting planning – drafting effective legislation – creating national strategies to achieve rural development and hunger alleviation goal
  17. 17. FAO’s tasks• providing a meeting place for nations – neutral forum – FAO provides the setting where rich and poor nations can come together to build common understanding
  18. 18. FAO’s tasks • bringing knowledge to the field – thousands of field projects throughout the world – FAO mobilizes and manages millions of dollars provided by industrialized countries, development banks and other sources – FAO provides the technical know-how and in a few cases is a limited source of funds
  19. 19. Technical Cooperation Programme• since 1976, it provides FAO members with specialized assistance to address priority issues• in 2007 - 1615 active field programme projects, of which 520 were emergency operations more info: www.fao.org/tc/tcp
  20. 20. FAO’s organizationFAO is composed of eight departments:• Agriculture and Consumer Protection;• Economic and Social Development;• Fisheries and Aquaculture;• Forestry;• Human, Financial and Physical Resources;• Knowledge and Communication;• Natural Resources Management and Environment and• Technical Cooperation.
  21. 21. Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department It’s composed of 5 Divisions • Animal production and health • FAO/IAEA Joint division for nuclear techniques • Nutrition and consumer protection • Plant production and protection • Rural infrastructure and agro-industries
  22. 22. Animal Production and Health Division Themes of work: • Animal Health • Human Health • Livelihoods • Income Generation • Genetic Resources • Environment
  23. 23. /i en e/ om /h info a ga a g/ g/ o. or .f a m ww .htw ex nd
  24. 24. Animal Production and Health Division approach to programme design animals and livelihoods lic Social Equity (poverty alleviation) b l Pu a ds b o G lo o G VeterinarySustainable Public Natural Health Resourcesanimals and land, water, air, animal health inbiodiversity, ecology the wider context
  25. 25. Agriculture Production Service highlights• Animal Genetic Resources• Animal nutrition and feeding• Animal welfare• Food and feed safety, support to CODEX and its implementation, capacity building• Livestock Emergency Relief• Milk & dairy products/ meat and meat products• International Network for Family Poultry Development• Field Programme: e.g. poultry (Afghanistan), dairy (Mongolia, Afghanistan)
  26. 26. Collaboration with the private sectorrepresentatives • International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) • International Dairy Federation (IDF) • International Meat Secretariat (IMS) • International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) • International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) • Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere – SSAFE Initiative • International Poultry Council (IPC) • European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB)
  27. 27. Collaboration with the NGOs• World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)• Compassion on World Farming (CIWF)• the Brooke• Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)• Humane Society International (HIS)• League for Pastoral People and Endogenous Livestock Development• Heifer International• Oxfam/Novib
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  29. 29. IDF/FAO/EC JointAnimal Health andWelfare Conference(within the WorldDairy Summit 2009)
  30. 30. thank you

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