Welcome message from the Ambassador

I warmly welcome you to the website of the Permanent Representation of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP in Rome. Our Representation is one of three diplomatic representations of Switzerland in Italy (with the Swiss Embassy in Rome and the Consulate General in Milano).

This site contains information on the Representation and Switzerland’s cooperation and participation in the three main international organizations of the United Nations’ based in Rome dealing with food and agriculture.

Switzerland over the past years continually strengthened its multilateral engagement, cooperating in a vast range of fields in support of shared goals concerning food security and sustainable agricultural systems. Current areas benefiting from Switzerland's support include food loss and waste reduction and sustainable food systems, governance of tenure, rural livelihoods, genetic resources, nutrition, animal health and water management. Switzerland's broad-ranging collaboration with the United Nations’ three main international organizations is a clear indication of the extent and depth of our commitment to shared food security and sustainable agricultural development goals.

Together with my team, I am committed to carrying out our activities in the most profitable way possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any suggestions, comments or questions. We will do our best to meet your requests.

François Pythoud

Ambassador

Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP