Food and Agriculture Organization


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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

an international agency of the UNITED NATIONS, established in 1945. Its primary objective is to improve agricultural productivity and hence the nutritional standards of agrarian countries throughout the world. It achieves this objective through undertaking research on all aspects of farming, fishing and forestry, and by offering technical assistance to those countries that require it. In addition, the FAO continually surveys world agricultural conditions, collects and issues statistics on human nutritional requirements and statistics on farming, fishing, forestry and related topics.

See AGRICULTURAL POLICY.

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is the first international experience centre in the preparation of strategies for the agricultural sector and thus asking help from FAO will add value to a document adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries as a comprehensive strategy for the sustainable development of the agricultural sector and rural development until 2040.
(1.) Food and Agriculture Organization. The state of food insecurity in the world, Food and Agriculture Organization 2012.
BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai expressed his readiness Thursday to cooperate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to eliminate poverty, saying that hunger has no religion.
ISEZ participants learned about the impact of human behavior on emergence and subsequent spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 strain in Asia from Vincent Martin of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Human behavior that supported disease emergence includes agriculture practices that allow species mixing, limited biosecurity to prevent mixing of domestic and wild animals, and a cultural preference for warm meat that has made live bird markets common in urban areas.
The Codex Commission was established by the UN in 1961 as a joint project of two existing UN agencies--the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Terms of the new protocol--to be administered under the auspices of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome--will be coordinated with those of the 10-year-old Convention on Biological Diversity (SN: 10/30/93, p.
For a person weighing 70 kg (154 pounds), this breaks down to 0.05-0.07 [micro]g/kg/day, well below the joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization tolerable daily intake of 2 [micro]g/kg/day inorganic arsenic.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAQ) gave officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Health a questionnaire on child mortality and asked them to conduct a survey in the capital city of Baghdad.
Food and Agriculture Organization study that in thirty-nine of fifty-five countries surveyed small landholders produce more food per acre than larger landholders.
Codex is the joint food standards program of the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
During his meeting with the leaderships of the Federation of Chambers of Agriculture and Animal Production to brief them on the convening of the "International Conference on Food Safety" to be organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Khartoum during April 8-10 under the slogan "Towards a Safe and Sustainable Food", the AOAD Director General said that the agriculture and production sector was one of the major pillars which have been working to develop agriculture and achieve food security to reach the stage of Arab integration through the integration of resources, expertise and capital.
Elections will be held on the position of Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 22-29 June, Rome, within the 41st Session of the Member States of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
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