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3) Discuss the structure, priority areas and various achievements of the Food and Agriculture organization.(250 words)

Topic – Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

3) Discuss the structure, priority areas and various achievements of the Food and Agriculture organization.(250 words)



Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about the structure of FAO. It also wants us to write in detail about the priority areas of FAO and its various programmes and achievements.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- write a few introductory lines about FAO. e.g The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger; Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide etc.


  • Discuss the structure of FAO. e.g The agency is directed by the Conference of Member Nations, which meets every two years to review the work carried out by the organization and to Work and Budget for the next two-year period. The Conference elects a council of 49 member states (serve three-year rotating terms) that acts as an interim governing body, and the Director-General, that heads the agency.FAO is composed of eight departments: Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department, Economic and Social Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, Corporate Services and Technical Cooperation and Programme Management.
  • Discuss the priority areas of FAO. e.g Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable; Reduce rural poverty etc.
  • Discuss the achievements of FAO. e.g FAO and the World Health Organization created the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1961 to develop food standards, guidelines and texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/ WHO Food Standards Programme. The main aims of the programme are protecting consumer health, ensuring fair trade and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; World Food Summit; International Plant Protection Convention etc.

Conclusion– sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.