Regional Commission on Food Security for Asia and the Pacific (RCFSAP)
Commission régionale de la sécurité alimentaire pour l'Asie et le Pacifique
1982, based at E-XE0151 - FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) within the framework of B-XB0971 - FAO. Also referred to by English initials APFS. Abolished 1997.
Keep under review the food security position in the Asia and Pacific region, including current and prospective demand for, and supply and stock positions of, cereals and other foodstuffs; assist in formulation of action programmes to strengthen food security; direct efforts towards improving security of vulnerable groups, including small and marginal farmers, in areas of unfavourable soil and climatic conditions; promote self-reliance on food supplies at regional and sub-regional levels, paying due regard to interests of both exporting and importing developing countries, by arrangements for mutual assistance in case of crop shortfalls and other short-term difficulties, and identifying requirements for food security reserves and infrastructure and also long-term problems including constraints on production; periodically assess requirements for assistance within the framework of FAO action programmes; encourage exchange of technical experience, technology and expertise, especially through cooperation agreements among developing countries; ensure efficient food production, management and distribution systems; improve the state of preparedness of Member Nations against acute food shortages; encourage development of food information and early warning systems at national, sub-regional and regional levels.
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