European Commission on Agriculture (ECA)

Commission européenne d'agriculture
Comisión Europea de Agricultura

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History

1949, Rome (Italy), within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on the recommendation of a preparatory meeting of representatives of European Member Nations, 1949, Paris (France), as European Committee on Agricultural Technology -- Comité européen de technologie agricole. Formally recognized as an Article VI-1 body and functions defined, 1951, by 6th Session, Resolution 87, of FAO Conference. Title changed to European Committee on Agriculture -- Comité européen d'agriculture by decision of the Council at its 15th Session, 1952. Present title adopted in 1956. Terms of reference broadened by 9th Session of FAO Conference, 1957 (Resolution 26/57).

Aims

Assist Member Governments to undertake joint action and cooperation in technological agricultural problems, including: research; education extension; review of nutrition questions; questions relating to agricultural economy that do not come under the purview of FAO Committee on Commodity Problems; and related activities in or by countries of Member Governments in Europe. Encourage and facilitate cooperation between international governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with agricultural technology in Europe; make recommendations on all matters within its geographical and technical competence.

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Activities

Events/meetings; projects/programmes; research/documentation.

Arranges technical visits and study tours; supports preparation of country field projects on pluriactive development. Coordinates and monitors regional projects including: European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture (ESCORENA); Working Party on the Role of Women and the Agricultural Family in Rural Development; Standing Group on European Agricultural Policies; Joint FAO/ECE Working Party on Economics of the Agri-Food Sector and Farm Management; Joint FAO/ECE Working Party on Relations between Agriculture and the Environment; Joint FAO/ECE/Conference of European Statisticians Study Group on Food and Agricultural Statistics in Europe.

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 54 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Nutrition
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
  • Technology
    • Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

E9634

Last News Received

2014
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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