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  • Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    In the light of continuing research and technology development, the process of producing improved varieties, clones, breeds and stains of agriculturally important species is continuously becoming more accurate, reliable and efficient. Today, molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS) is the core technology involved for increasing the rate of ...

  • Global map of irrigation areas (version 4.o.1) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMIn global studies related to water use, food production or climate change, knowing the location of irrigate agriculture is important in order to assess better the impact of water use on the available water resources. The Global map of irrigation areas shows the amount of area equipped for ...

  • Opportunities to mainstream land consolidation in rural development programmes of the European Union (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure Policy SeriesLand consolidation can be an important tool for increasing agricultural competitiveness and improving rural conditions. This publication addresses the policy implications of using new instruments introduced by the European Union (EU) to support land consolidation, in EU Members and neighbouring countries. It ...

  • Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Producing Fungi

    The accumulation of mycotoxins in plants and plant products represents a major threat to human health. Toxins accumulate in plants following infection by species of Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium. It has been estimated that one quarter of the world's food crops, including many basic foods, are affected by mycotoxin-producing fungi. The ...

  • Symbiosis of Plants and Microbes

    Symbiotic associations are of great importance in agriculture and forestry, especially in plant nutrition and plant cultivation. This book provides an up-to-date and lucid introduction to the subject. The emphasis is on describing the variety of symbiotic relationships and their agricultural and environmental applications. ...

  • Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-Related Policies: A Country Study on the Cotton Sector in China

    In China, the specific policy studied is that of import liberalization rather than export expansion. The study examines the impact of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on the production and import of selected agricultural products. The environmental, social and economic effects are largely imputed through changes in production and consumption ...

  • Outside the Large Cities; The demographic importance of small urban centres and large villages in Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Human Settlements Discussion Paper (series) Urban03A quarter of the world’s population (and half its urban population) lives in urban centres with fewer than half a million inhabitants. Of the 1.5 billion people living in these ‘small urban centres’, nearly three-quarters live in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Several hundred million more live in ...

  • Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report is intended to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer ...

  • 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 ...

  • Analysis of the food consumption of Japanese households (En)

    Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersJapan, as one of the largest importers of foods and agricultural products, is a big player in the world agricultural market. Over the last several decades, changes in the Japanese food consumption pattern have altered the food balance sheets in Japan. Japanese have been eating less rice but more ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (En)

    Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. 'The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of ...

  • Fertilizer requirements in 2015 and 2030 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThe specific objective of this paper is to explore the bounds on the amount of fertilizer needed to support FAO projections of agricultural commodity production for 2015 and 1030.This study represents an unprecedented coordinated effort, involving both the private and the public sectors, in order to arrive at a result ...

  • Degradable Polymers

    The emphasis in degradable polymers has changed since the first edition of this book. Biomedical and agricultural applications remain important topics of scientific and commercial interest in the second edition. However, an increased emphasis on composting as a means of recovering value from wastes has led to a new impetus to understand how ...

  • Technical Crops

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version) (Ar)

    Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. 'The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of ...

  • HOME GARDENS and AGROBIODIVERSITY

    Smithsonian Books has published Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity, edited by Pablo Eyzaguirre and Olga Linares. What is a home garden? The editors write that 'home gardens are microenvironments within a larger farming system that contain high levels of species diversity and may contain crop species or varieties of species different from those ...

  • A Guide to QTL Mapping with R/qtl

    Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping is used to discover the genetic and molecular architecture underlying complex quantitative traits. It has important applications in agricultural, evolutionary, and biomedical research. R/qtl is an extensible, interactive environment for QTL mapping in experimental crosses. It is implemented as a package for ...

  • Soybean in cropping systems in India (En )

    Series: Integrated Crop Management Soybean has achieved an important place in the agricultural and edible oil economy of India. Besides contributing about 8 percent to the national edible oil supply, its development has resulted in a rural revolution and an improved socio-economic situation for farmers. Apart from its role in making India almost ...

  • Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek´s Vision

    Amazonian soils are almost universally thought of as extremely forbidding. However, it is now clear that complex societies with large, sedentary populations were present for over a millennium before European contact. Associated with these are tracts of anomalously fertile, dark soils termed ‘terra preta’ or dark earths. These soils are presently ...

  • Global plan of action for animal genetic resources and the Interlaken declaration (En)

    Sustainable use, development and conservation of the world's livestock genetic resources are of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. In recognition of the need to develop and effective framework for the management of these resources and to address the threat of genetic erosion, 109 countries came ...

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