Who can work in FAO?

Prospective FAO Volunteers must meet the following criteria:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a citizen of a Member Nation;
  • be certified as medically fit to work;
  • have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment, as applicable;

What is FAO job?

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO serves both developed and developing countries, and acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

Is Kenya a FAO member?

FAO’s Representation in Kenya was established in 1977. FAO is building up its network of sub-offices throughout the country to expand its reach. Counties where FAO Kenya has field offices are: Kwale, Kilifi, Makueni, Kitui, Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Marsabit, Turkana, West Pokot and Tana River.

Is FAO an NGO?

Introduction. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a United Nations agency focused on defeating world hunger. The FAO aids developing countries in modernizing and improving agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensuring good nutrition.

What are the technical fields of FAO?


  • Policy.
  • Biodiversity.
  • Sustainable and circular bioeconomy.
  • Climate risk management.
  • Crop production.
  • Energy.
  • Fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Forestry.

How do you become a member of the FAO?

Membership of FAO is open to any State or regional economic integration organization meeting the criteria set forth in the FAO Constitution. Territories or groups of territories that are not responsible for the conduct of their international relations may be admitted as Associate Members.

How will we feed the world in 2050?

According to estimates compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), by 2050 we will need to produce 60 per cent more food to feed a world population of 9.3 billion. Doing that with a farming-as-usual approach would take too heavy a toll on our natural resources.

What meant by food security?

Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

What means FAO?

for the attention of
You use FAO when addressing a letter or parcel to a particular person. FAO is a written abbreviation for ‘for the attention of’.

How do I contact FAO?

  1. The Executive Bureau is responsible for the daily management of the preparatory process. It is based at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
  2. You can E-Mail the Executive Bureau of the FAO/NL Conference directly at : [email protected]
  3. Telephone: 39 06 570 55534. FAX: 39 06 570 53369.
  4. Telephone: 39 06 570 52808.

How FAO is funded?

FAO’s overall programme of work is funded by assessed and voluntary contributions. Member countries’ assessed contributions comprise the regular budget, set at the biennial FAO Conference. The FAO regular budget for the 2018-19 biennium is USD 1,005.6 million.

Which is the best website for FAO members?

This website aims to offer the accredited Permanent Representations to FAO a dynamic tool to facilitate and support their participation in the work of the organization.

Who is the Director General of the FAO?

9 July 2021, Rome – The FAO Director General today, QU Dongyu met with George Okoth-Obbo , Assistant Secretary-General, Head of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. The Assistant…

Who are the permanent representatives of the United Nations?

In social gatherings hosted by the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva or by the directors-general or secretaries-general of the specialized agencies, it is the practice that the permanent representatives take precedence;