FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)

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History

Nov 1948, Bangkok (Thailand), as FAO Regional Office in Asia and the Far East. Agreement between Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Thailand regarding the permanent site approved by 22nd Session of FAO Council, Oct-Nov 1955. Present name adopted 1979. Also referred to by acronyms FAO/RAP and RAPA.

Aims

Assist Asia-Pacific countries to achieve food security for present and future generations by providing policy advice and technical expertise in agriculture, economic and social development, fisheries, forestry and sustainable development; work with governments, civil society and the private sector to promote food security and durable improvements in living standards of the poor without damage to natural resources and to ensure that men and women have equal chances to benefit from agricultural and rural development.

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Activities

Focuses on reaching small farmers through: farm-based livelihood programmes, especially for rice; reducing damage to farming due to natural disasters; assisting countries in getting the best deal from world trade rules relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry; using modern science and indigenous knowledge to increase environmentally-friendly agricultural production.

Implements: 'FAO Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS)' in the 14 low-income, food-deficit countries (LIFDICs) of the region; FAO South-South Cooperation Scheme to promote exchange of agricultural expertise among developing countries; funding raised by 'FAO TeleFood Campaign' for micro-input schemes in 26 countries of the region.

Shares administrative offices with the following FAO commissions: Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS); Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC); Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC); Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC); Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA).

Provides secretariat for: Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA); FAO-EU Integrated Pest Management Programme for Cotton in Asia (IPM). Within the framework of Asia-Pacific Agroforestry Network provides secretariat for: Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific (FORSPA).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 43 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Information
    • Expertise
  • Amenities
    • Living Conditions
    • Food Security
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

E0151

Last News Received

2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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