We explain to you what FAO is, what its objectives are and when it was founded. In addition, its eight departments and critics to the organization.
What is the FAO?
The acronym UU belong to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, based on its acronym in English: Food and Agriculture Organization .
Logically, it is a body belonging to the UN specialized in international food production activities, with the primary mission of ending hunger on the planet. Its motto is Fiat panis, that is to say: H The bread be made in Latin.
The FAFA acts internationally as a neutral forum in which to discuss and negotiate issues related to the generation, marketing and distribution of food in the world, and also provides Counseling services and support to developing countries, providing them with the information and technology necessary to modernize agriculture and its forestry and fishing activities, in order to improve Nutrition of its citizens.
This body was founded on October 16, 1945 (consecrated as World Food Day since 1981), returning to previous ideas regarding the world organization of production food.
In fact, already in 1905 an international conference had been held in Rome, Italy that led to the creation of the International Institute of Agriculture, an institution that lasted until World War II. His tasks were transferred in 1948 to the newly created FAO.
The FAO consists of eight departments:
- Administration and finance.
- Agriculture and consumer protection.
- Economic and social development.
- Fishing and aquaculture.
- Knowledge, Research and Extension.
- Natural Resources Management and Technical Cooperation.
The headquarters of this agency is located in Rome, at the headquarters of the former Department of Eastern Italian Africa, but the FAFA has regional agencies in Ghana, Chile, Thailand, Egypt and Hungary . In 2013, the FAFA was about 197 countries: 194 as Member States, 1 Member Organization (the European Union) and 2 Associate Members (Faroe Islands) and Tokelau).
This organization is part of the United Nations Development Group, created in 1997, and since 2008 undertook a series of reforms to restructure and modernize in the face of the challenges of the new millennium: the so-called global food crisis .
However, this body has been very criticized in recent decades, due to its inability to meet its own goals set for the end of the 20th century, as well as the bureaucratization of processes that should precisely expedite the fight against hunger and food inequality.
Numerous world voices have spoken out against FAO accusing it of being a waste of money and a very minor actor in the face of the enormous problems of the post-industrial capitalist world.
It can serve you: Unicef.