Agribusiness Books

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Russian version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into ...

  • Responsible Fish Trade

    These guidelines are particularly important for two reasons: i) fish and fish products are among the most traded agricultural and food commodities with more than one-third of production entering international trade. This makes it especially important to ensure that all those involved in the sector operate according to the same set of rules; and ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Arabic version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into ...

  • The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Chinese version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into ...

  • Commodity Market Review 2007-2008 (En)

    The Commodity Market Review (CMR), a biennial publication of the FAO Trade and markets Division, examines in depth issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for FAO's member countries. This biennial CMR is devoted to exploring in depth a variety of issues relevant to the impact of ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006, (The) (English)

    The 'State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006' focuses on the question of why the development and food security needs of developing countries need to be better reflected in the design and implementation of new agreements on further liberalization of international agricultural markets, and on the mechanisms under discussion to achieve this ...

  • Governance, coordination and distribution along commodity value chains. Rome, 4-5 April 2006 (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade ProceedingsSignificant changes are taking place in the value chain for many agricultural commodities, particularly those fresh products destined for supermarket shelves. The changing patterns of these value chains in agriculture affect equity between producers and buyers and equity among producers themselves, ...

  • Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Series: FAO review of agricultural commodity policiesThis is the first issue of a new series dealing with agricultural commodity policies. It includes the third review of policies that have influenced basic food commodity markets, covering 2003 and 2004, a period of particular interest as it coincides with the end of the implementation of the ...

  • New actors and land acquisition around Lake Bazèga. Burkina Faso

    In Burkina Faso, undeveloped rural lands, especially fertile wetlands, are being appropriated by a new type of farmer known as the ‘new actor’. Supported by government policy in an attempt to modernize agriculture through agribusiness, these new actors are made up of officials from the public and private sectors and others from mainly commercial ...

  • Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade. New approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability (hardback edition) (English)

    This book argues that the viability of many observed market and non-market interventions in agricultural products worldwide depends considerably on the underlying behaviour of the relevant commodity markets. Many of these policies have had distortive impacts, resulting in much discussion and controversy in the context of the World Trade ...

  • Striper Wars

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American ...

  • Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American ...

  • Land Registration in Eastern and Western Regions, Ghana

    Land Registration in Western and Eastern Regions, Ghana assesses the process of rural land registration in Ghana and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups. In Ghana, deeds registration has been in place since colonial times, and enables right holders to record their land transactions. However, very little rural land has actually been ...

  • Freezing of fruits and vegetables. An agribusiness alternative for rural and semi-rural areas (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis manual provides basic and essential information on freezing technology to preserve fruits and vegetables in small-scale operations. Practical examples demonstrating the application of the technology are given to provide a better understanding of the processes. Freezing is the most widely used method ...

  • Commodity Market Review 2005-2006 (English)

    The purpose of the biennial publication Commodity Market Review (CMR) is to analyse in depth a set of issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for its member countries, from viewpoints of both the developed, as well as the developing countries. One of the main reasons for the lack ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2004, (The) (En)

    'The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2004' is the first issue of a new biennial publication that aims to present commodity market issues in an objective and accessible way to policy-makers, commodity market observers and all those interested in agricultural commodity market developments and their impacts on developing countries. It is ...

  • Environmental and social standards, certification and labelling for cash crops (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersWorkplace safety and environmental sustainability can be promoted by agreed standards, certification and labelling. Relevant standards for cash crops in developing countries are reviewed here, including organic agriculture, fair-trade labelling, Social Accountability- 8000, the Rainforest Alliance ...

  • Medium-term prospects for agricultural commodities. Projections to the Year 2010 (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersFAO regularly undertakes projections of production, demand and trade for all major agricultural commodities and for practically all countries in the world, as a basis for medium-term commodity policy analysis and for assessing future food security problems. These projections are important input for ...

  • Contract Farming in India: Impacts on women and child workers

    Only available on subscription. Back copies are downloadable from www.iied.orgUnder contract farming arrangements, landowners or tenants have contracts with agribusiness marketing and/or processing firms who specify prices, timing, quality and quantity/acreage of the produce to be delivered. Workers employed by contract producers tend to ...

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