FAO-IJSG Partnership




The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. FAO helps developing countries and countries in transition, modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since its founding in 1945, FAO has focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.








IJSG and FAO maintain a relationship of mutual cooperation. FAO enjoys the status of an Observer in  IJSG Council meetings and its representatives attend IJSG Council Session. IJSG was a member of the Steering Committee for observance of the International Year of Natural Finres (IYNF) 2009 initiated by FAO. Under the umbrella of FAO there are Inter Governmental Group of Hard Fibres (IGGHF)  and IGG for Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres (IGGJKAF). For better coopperation among the IGGHF and IGG on jute/kenaf a common programme may be helpful for development and growth of all these fibres. IJSG being the ICB for jute and kenaf plays a crucial role at FAO during the joint meetings between above IGGs and IJSG. 



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