The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Membership

The 45 countries represented on the interim commission were entitled to original membership. The Russian Federation retains the entitlement to original membership previously held by the USSR, to be made effective at any time through the ratification of FAO's constitution.

Any nation may withdraw after four years. Among the countries that have withdrawn and later rejoined are Czechoslovakia (withdrew 1950, rejoined 1969), Poland (withdrew 1951, rejoined 1957), Hungary (withdrew 1952, rejoined 1967), and South Africa (withdrew 1964, rejoined 1993). Taiwan withdrew in 1952.

As of November 2001, FAO had 183 member nations. In addition, Puerto Rico was an associate member. The European Union was a member organization.

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Feb 17, 2010 @ 5:05 am
i want to be a member of this course is extension and education in agriculture and i studied alot about fao organization and want to be an agent of fao in my country or in another coutry, i want to help people who need the food,the nature to be safe,the children to be health,and the food to be is not important where i am, it is important how much effective i am.
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Dec 26, 2010 @ 5:05 am
i understand that poverty and hungry is the most problem of world and foe also try to stoded that, i'm agriculture engineer(aagriculture economics),i want to be a member of fao and i wish that i can help to reduce poverty and hungry in the world
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Sep 30, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
Food security is proving to be the main problem of the world. With the rapid rise in population the fertile agricultural lands are converted into settlements. The global climatic effects like global warming, green house effects, etc are challenging food security. With the increasing population the more demand for food also increases the demand of synthetic fertilizer which ultimately deteriorates the land condition and leads to decrease in productivity of land. FAO which is working in this field for long time has tried to secure the food rights and ultimately working on food security, I too being a student of natural science, want to assist the work of FAO being its member and want to make the world hunger free.
patience Rotmwa peter
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Jan 9, 2015 @ 1:01 am
I understand that poverty and hunger is a menace to so many people in Africa. Especially the west Africa where I come from.people are dying of hunger day by day.they have good and fertile land for agriculture but don't have good seedlings and no management.if only FAO can reach out to some of the villagers in some of the west Africa countries they will be grateful for life.
Monreti Akinleye
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Nov 9, 2018 @ 5:17 pm
"A hungry man is an angry man" says an old time adage which is still very true to date. On this note, my curiosity of wanting to become a member is to actively participate in strategies that can motivate everyone especially the youths participation in agriculture to eliminate hunger mostly in Countries like Africa where there are cultivatable lands.
Yet, these lands are unutilized for farming while people die of hunger and most concerning among children.

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