Term of office relates to the standard three-year periods for which Member States are elected by ECOSOC (□) or FAO Council (●) respectively. Member States may stand down for one or two years within this period, offering their seat to another Member State.
The rotation seat was occupied by a country of: List A - First Term - 2000/2001/2002, List B - Second Term - 2003/2004/2005, List A - Third Term - 2006/2007/2008, and List C - Fourth Term - 2009/2010/2011.
The Netherlands was elected for a three-year term starting on 1st January 2010 up to 31 December 2012. However, owing to an agreement within List D, the Netherlands indicated that they will stand down on 31 December 2010.