FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
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1948-11 Bangkok Thailand
Nov 1948, Bangkok (Thailand), as FAO Regional Office in Asia and the Far East. Agreement between B-XB0971 - 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.
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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Office headed by FAO Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, assisted by Deputy Regional Representative. Support Groups (5); Regional Initiatives (5); Commissions (5): E-XE9186 - Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS); E-XE1023 - Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC); E-XE3927 - Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC); E-XE9622 - Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC); E-XE9649 - Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA).
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