Regional Commission on Farm Management for Asia and the Far East

Commission régionale sur la gestion des exploitations en Asie et en Extrême-Orient
Comisión Regional sobre Administración Rural para Asia y el Lejano Oriente

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1959, Rome (Italy), as a Working Party, by the Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Received title 'Regional Commission' by FAO Council in 1966 (Article VI-1 of the FAO Constitution). First Session Oct 1961. Based at FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP). Abolished 1997.


Stimulate and coordinate farm management research and extension activities; promote farming system development for sustainable agriculture; serve as a clearing house for exchange of information and experience among FAO member nations in the region.

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Collects and analyses data on small farmer areas; supports group farming activities. Current concerns: intensive farming system development, especially rice/fish; research, extension and policy analysis; fuller participation of farmers and women in the FAO's Group Consultation on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC); establishment of farming systems networks.


English, French.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 31 countries
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Subjects *

  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
    • Farming
  • Management
    • Management
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



Last News Received

20. Jan 1999
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