Swiss presidency of the Committee on Agriculture of the FAO
Ambassador François Pythoud has been appointed as the new president of the Committee on Agriculture of the FAO.
A Swiss has been appointed president of the Committee on Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Ambassador François Pythoud, Switzerland's permanent representative at the FAO.
The Committee on Agriculture is composed of over 100 members and is one of the governing bodies of the FAO. It defines the overall policy guidelines for agriculture, animal husbandry, food safety, nutrition, rural development and the management of natural resources.
Following in the footsteps of Hans Popp in 1995, François Pythoud is the second Swiss to preside over this important body. He started his two-year term as president on 29 September 2016.