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Organisation FAO Economic and Social Department (FAO-ES)
Country Italy
Last update: 31/12/2010
Address  
Website www.fao.org/es/english/index_en.htm 
Email webmaster@fao.org
Mandate Public admin./legislation/ Policy develo
Scope 4. International
Type International/UN
Summary The Department ensures the development of policies, strategies and guidelines and provides advisory and technical services to FAO Members, and collects, analyzes and disseminates information in the relevant fields of competence to FAO Members.
Description  ES activities involve: the establishment of a policy framework for agricultural and rural development; the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the state of food and agriculture; assistance to FAO Members and international organizations in the task of planning, programming and policy-making for the social and economic aspects of food and agriculture; contributions to international negotiations and deliberations relating to food and agriculture; analysis of food, agriculture, commodity and trade policies; formulation of food and nutritional policies to alleviate undernutrition and rural poverty.

Organisational structure:
OFFICE OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL (ESD)
- Activities
- Global Perspective Studies Unit (ESDG)
- Programme Coordination Unit (ESDP)
AGRICULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS DIVISION (ESA)
- Office of the Director (ESAD)
- Comparative Agricultural Development Service (ESAC)
- Agricultural Sector in Economic Development Service (ESAE)
-Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Service (ESAF)
COMMODITIES AND TRADE DIVISION (ESC)
- Office of the Director (ESCD)
- Basic Foodstuffs Service (ESCB)
- Global Information and Early Warning Service (ESCG)
- Commodity Policy and Projections Service (ESCP)
- Raw Materials, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service (ESCR)
FOOD AND NUTRITION DIVISION (ESN)
- Office of the Director (ESND)
- Nutrition Planning, Assessment and Evaluation Service (ESNA)
- Nutrition Programmes Service (ESNP)
- Food Quality and Standards Service (ESNS)
STATISTICS DIVISION (ESS)
- Office of the Director (ESSD)
- Food and Agriculture Statistics Service (ESSB)
- Socio-Economic Statistics and Analysis Service (ESSA)
- Surveys and Statistical Development Service (ESSS
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture
1.2 Institutional dimension Policy Development