FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports No. 914The consultation, held in four sessions in FAO headquarters, was convened by the Director General of the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations upon the recommendation of the twenty-seventh session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries. The Technical Consultation finalized the draft Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing on
Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ProceedingsThis Consultation included talks by experts on the overview of world protein needs and supply; scientific aspects of protein nutrition of farm animals; local protein resources and supplementation for livestock production; the agricultural alternatives for the production of increased supplies of protein feeds from oilseeds, legumes and by-products; and innovative developments in the pro
With the intensification of agriculture during the last century, the number of grass species was reduced. A small number of species were selected and have come to dominate the grasslands and the seed market. A documented plea for a re-evaluation of spontaneous grasses, this book contains profiles of 43 temperate species, many of which are regaining importance in the context of agricultural intensification.Amply illustrated, each profile
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 FAO's commodity outlook work in general, for global perspective studies, and as background
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media SeriesConservation Agriculture aims to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained agricultural production. The purpose of these training modules is to support the promotion of Conser
This independent study traces the lessons of Grenada’s participatory policy process, which resulted in a shift away from policy based on the preoccupations of foresters, politicians and foreign consultants, towards a recognition of stakeholders’ values. The process revealed that major forest values were environmental services, and agricultural and recreation support systems, rather than timber as before. The report analyses context, actors, ...
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 knowledge on the role of various nutrients in the human diet, and the formulation of practical re
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 recent scientific information on this crucial topic and presents the experts' recommendations.