FAO and Germany

When the Federal Republic of Germany joined FAO in 1950, this was the first German membership in a Specialized United Nations Organization. 

Today, approximately 140 German nationals are employed by FAO (staff and consultants at headquarters, regional and country offices and field projects).

This assures an equal representation of Germany at FAO according to the geographical distribution criteria. Germany’s contribution to the FAO's regular budget in 2017 amounts to  19.5 million and € 13.7 million.

Germany’s leading role in combating hunger in the world was underlined when Germany concluded a framework agreement on food security with the FAO in 2002.

For this purpose, an additional € 10 million  per annum for projects within the framework of a bilateral trust fund were allocated.

With these resources projects are being financed which are targeted to improve food security in specific hotspot countries.

Mandat der FAO

FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. To accomplish this, FAO works towards reducing poverty levels, improving access, availability [...] of food [...]” - Quelle: J. Graziano da Silva auf www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/2012/fao.shtml

The German Room at FAO

FAO German Room

There are many conference rooms in the FAO headquarter building, whic are donated by member countries and named after them. Since 1966, there is also a “German Room”, which was redesigned, for the sec...