FAO/ECE Working Party on Relations between Agriculture and Environment

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History

1991, as a subsidiary body of the 'Committee on Agriculture', within the framework of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). In 1992, became a joint body with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Ceased to exist.

Aims

Review the situation in the field of environment and sustainable agriculture; advise member countries on developments in these areas; convene appropriate subsidiary bodies as required for this purpose; promote sustainable agricultural development, reconciling economic efficiency with conservation and improvement of natural resources, and taking into account specific problems and needs of transition economies, so as to correct existing failures and avoid further deterioration of the environment.

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Activities

Acts as a regional forum for: cooperation; exchange of information and experience; drawing up recommendations for consideration by ECE and FAO; development of practically oriented activities, making full use of results of relevant research. Emphasizes socio-economic, legal, institutional, regulatory and technological aspects of: (1) positive and negative effects of agricultural and related practices on the environment; (2) impact of pollution and other forms of environmental degradation on agricultural land, crops, animals and final products. Regular sessions every 18 months.

Languages

English, French, Russian.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E1771

Last News Received

16. Feb 1998
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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