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 Islamic Republic of Iran is occupying the rotating seat. The rotating seat is to be occupied by a country of: List B - Second Term - 2015/2016/2017, List A - Third Term - 2018/2019/2020, and List C - Fourth Term - 2021/2022/2023.
The Republic of Korea and China reached an agreement endorsed by the Asia Pacific Group to share this seat on the board with the Republic of Korea serving in 2015 and China serving on 2016-2017.
Brazil and Guatemala reached an agreement to share FAO Council-elected seat, with Brazil serving in 2015, Guatemala in 2016 and Brazil in 2017.
Panama and Guatemala reached an agreement to share FAO Council-elected seat, with Guatemala serving from 3 March 2015 to 31 December 2015 and Panama serving in 2016 and 2017.
Switzerland stepped down effective 1 January 2015. Sweden was endorsed by countries in List D to assume the seat and complete the term from1 January to 31 December 2015.