EHS for Agriculture Books

  • State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures

    Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive ...

  • Environmental Management Tool Kit for Obsolete Pesticides - Vol. 2

    Stocks of obsolete, unwanted and banned pesticides continue to represent a serious public health and environmental threat, particularly in developing countries. This tool kit, in three volumes, has been developed for country project managers, officers of government ministries of agriculture, environment and health, and regional and district ...

  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Private standards are set by the food producing industry and retailers, mainly to assure food safety and good agricultural practice. However their proliferation is a major concern in developing countries where these standards are regarded as too expensive for smallholders to comply with. So what really are the benefits and costs of private ...

  • Vital Signs 2009

    Vital Signs 2009 includes 25 trends in one convenient reference guide. Covers pressing trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, climate, health, the economy, population, and other areas to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable ...

  • Access to Sustainable Energy: What role for international oil and gas companies? Focus on Nigeria

    Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. According to the UNDP, some 2.4 billion people still use traditional biomass fuels for cooking, while around 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity.This report explores how international oil and ...

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an ...

  • Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsLivestock and aquaculture insurance have received less attention than crop insurance in risk management strategies being considered in recent years. This publication is intended as a contribution to redressing this imbalance. It briefly introduces the role of insurance as a risk management mechanism in ...

  • Family nutrition guide - Guide de nutrition familiale - Guía de nutrición de la familia (CD-ROM) (En/Fr/Es)

    The 'Family Nutrition Guide' is a practical guide that aims to improve the feeding and nutrition of families in developing countries. It is primarily written for health workers, nutritionists, agricultural extensionists or other development workers who design nutrition education materials and activities and work with people at community level. It ...

  • Lessons learned from conflict managment work in the Karimojong Cluster

    This paper documents the changes that have taken place during the lifetime of the conflict management work in the Karamojong Cluster undertaken by the Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR), a specialised technical agency of the African Union’s Directorate for Rural Economy and Agriculture. Its mandate is to support and improve animal ...

  • Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe 'State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04' explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, ...

  • Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers (English)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersFAO, through its Seed and Plant Genetics Resources Service, is conducting a series of expert consultations, workshops and conferences to generate ideas, develop methodologies and facilitate initiatives aimed at strengthening on-farm seed multiplication (the informal seed system), thereby addressing ...

  • Role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBasic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring ...

  • Guidelines for coordinated human and animal brucellosis surveillance (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersBrucellosis is still a major disease problem in the Mediterranean region, western Asia, parts of Africa and Latin America. Reduction in human brucellosis cases is a good indicator of successful progress in the control of animal brucellosis. The zoonotic significance of brucellosis therefore requires ...

  • Organic agriculture, environment and food security (En)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesOrganic agriculture is defined as an environmentally and socially sensitive food supply system. This publication examines its many facets, looking at the contribution of organic agriculture to ecological health, international markets and local food security. It builds on empirical experiences ...

  • Issues in the Global Tobacco Economy. Selected case studies (En)

    Series: FAO Commodity StudiesFAO shares the concern over the harmful effects of tobacco smoking and has undertaken a project involving a number of studies on various aspects of the global tobacco economy. This is the second study to be published from this FAO project 'Tobacco Supply, Demand and Trade by 2010: Policy Options and Adjustment'. This ...

  • Personalising Development: Policies, Process and Institutions for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

    Sustainability of economic development in Pakistan is heavily dependent on sustainable agricultural development. In this report, IUCN-Pakistan, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and the Pakistan Institute for Development Economics review the achievements of Pakistan's agriculture, and looks into the appropriateness of various policies ...

  • Agricultural Safety

    Lack of accidents does not necessarily mean safe operation. You may have been lucky. You may have had near misses, but fortune smiled and you had few accidents. Measuring accidents provides one segment of the safety picture, but it is a far cry from evaluating and creating overall safety. Rather than giving you accident statistics and the ...

  • Carbohydrates in human nutrition (En )

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition Papers In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization periodically convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. A primary objective of these consultations is the review of the state of ...

  • Fats and oils in human nutrition. Report of a joint expert consultation - vol 57 (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersIn their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. Fats and Oils in Human Nutrition: report of a joint expert consultation reviews the most ...

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