Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture (COAG/NE)
Commission régionale de l'agriculture pour le Proche Orient
1983, at 83rd Session of the Council of B-XB0971 - FAO, following recommendation by regional conferences for the Near East of the FAO, Apr 1981, Rome (Italy), and Oct 1982, Nicosia (Cyprus). Assigned the functions previously carried out by 3 commissions: U-XU0843 - Animal Production and Health Commission in the Near East, set up 1967; U-XU0516 - Commission on Horticultural Production in the Near East and North Africa, set up Jun 1964; and U-XU9698 - Near East Plant Protection Commission, set up 1963. Ceased to exist when merged with U-XE7672 - Regional Commission on Land and Water Use in the Near East (LWU) to form E-XE2076 - Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East (ALAWUC).
Conduct periodic reviews and appraisals of problems in the Region relating to agriculture. Promote formulation and implementation of regional and national policies and programmes regarding: (i) development and management of natural resources; (ii) crop management, crop protection, seed production and development, and grassland, forage and feed resources; (iii) animal health and animal genetic resources, dairy and meat development, and livestock production; (iv) agricultural services, including - marketing and credit, food and agricultural industries, agricultural engineering and prevention of food loss; (v) agricultural research systems, including - technology assessment and transfer, environment planning and management, and energy policies for sustainable rural development. Strengthen regional technical cooperation in exchange of information and expertise. Provide guidance on training and manpower development programme.
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