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  • Influencing policy processes. Lessons from experience

    Influencing policy processes. Lessons from experience

    This book, based on a major review of experience and knowledge, identifies and promotes best practices in policy assistance, to help countries in shaping their policies, in the area of agriculture and rural development and in other sectors. A significant contribution to an improved approach to policy assistance at all levels: international, regulatory frameworks and international agreements; regional policies; and national strategies and ...

  • Addressing the challenges facing agricultural mechanization input supply and farm product processing. Proceedings of a FAO workshop held at the CIGR W

    Addressing the challenges facing agricultural mechanization input supply and farm product processing. Proceedings of a FAO workshop held at the CIGR W

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsFAO is a global knowledge broker for the agri-food industry, including technologies for production and processing. In particular, the Agro-Industries Programme of FAO is increasingly tending to focus on appropriate input supply, innovation and value chain development. Improvements in these areas have the potential to sustain and improve livelihoods and well-being at whatever sca

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

    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 together in September 2007 at the first International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic ...

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and AGriculture. Third session. 14-16 September 2005 (En)

    Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and AGriculture. Third session. 14-16 September 2005 (En)

    The independent Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture was established by the Director-General of FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and to the broader international discussion is ...

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

    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 international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...

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

    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 international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, (The) (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, (The) (includes a CD-ROM) (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" is the first global assessment of these resources. Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations and 12 specially commissioned thematic studies, it presents an ...

  • Barter Markets: Sustaining people and nature in the Andes

    Barter Markets: Sustaining people and nature in the Andes

    As regulative institutions, Andean barter markets help sustain local food systems and the ecosystems in which they are embedded. Action research with indigenous communities in the Lares Valley (Department of Cusco, Peru) generated new evidence on the importance of barter markets for: - giving some of the poorest social groups in the Andes better food security and nutrition; - conserving agricultural biodiversity (genetic, species, ecosystem) ...

  • Addressing marketing and processing constraints that inhibit agrifood exports. A guide for policy analysis and planners (English)

    Addressing marketing and processing constraints that inhibit agrifood exports. A guide for policy analysis and planners (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsOne of the main objectives of the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) negotiated under the Uruguay Round is to improve the access of developing countries to foreign markets. Constraints in the domestic supply chains of many countries, along with weak marketing support and trade facilitation services, have prevented them, however, from exploiting the opportunities provided by the AoA and by other agr

  • Contribution of farm power to smallholder livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

    Contribution of farm power to smallholder livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsAt the beginning of the new millennium, rural livelihoods in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa are under considerable strain. The economies and political environment in many countries are experiencing a period of significant transformation, and endemic poverty remains common. Agriculture, which forms the core of rural livelihoods, has a major influence on livelihood outcomes. Far

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2005, (The) (En)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2005, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesCan trade work for the poor? "The State of Food and Agriculture 2005" examines the many ways trade and trade liberalization affect the poor and food-insecure. It is found that trade can be a catalyst for change, promoting conditions that enable the poor to raise their incomes and live longer, healthier and more productive lives. But because the poor often survive on a narrow margin, they are particularly vu

  • Regional integration and food security in developing countries (En)

    Regional integration and food security in developing countries (En)

    Series: Training Materials for Agricultural PlanningThis manual reviews the regional integration debate for those involved in the preparation of food security strategies as part of programmes for developing countries. The manual is aimed at providing a better understanding of the motivation, processes and constraints to regional integration and cooperation, and at identifying the potential role of these arrangements in promoting food se

  • Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis publication presents a review of past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Part One illustrates the conditions and the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy. Part Two examines the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture; the "strategic crops" under government planning and other important subsectors; and processi

  • The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    Small-scale family farming which has supported West Africans for thousands of years may be newly vulnerable under conditions of open, competitive global markets and processes of globalisation which transfer economic advantage to the rich nations. Since the early 1960s, long-term data series have evolved relating to many critical parameters of development. The purpose of this study is to examine some of the series relating to agriculture, with a ...

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

    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 in terms of sustainable development of agriculture and the health of the rural economy. The Pakistan ...

  • Case of Himo and its Region, Northern Tanzania, The

    Case of Himo and its Region, Northern Tanzania, The

    This paper presents the findings of research on the rural-urban interactions and linkages between the town of Himo and two rural settlements in the surrounding area. The authors describe how urban growth has affected the livelihoods of different groups: high, middle and low income; urban residents and rural dwellers. They also explore the impact of these transformations on intra-household relations, in particular between genders and between ...

  • Case of Lindi and its Region, Southern Tanzania, The

    Case of Lindi and its Region, Southern Tanzania, The

    The authors describe how urban growth has affected the livelihoods of different groups: high, middle and low income; urban residents and rural dwellers. They also explore the impact of these transformations on intra-household relations, in particular between genders and between generations. The main issues addressed in the paper are: flows of people (migration and mobility); flows of goods (agricultural production and access to markets); income ...

  • Public Policies and Processes in the Bolivian Andes

    Public Policies and Processes in the Bolivian Andes

    This book is part of the study 'Policies that Work for Sustainable Agriculture and Regenerating Rural Economies' and analyses the evolution of the relations between Bolivian national politicies to farming and rural development, with an emphasis in the period of the structural reforms from 1993. In addition to a historical, legal and political context, the investigation includes the field work in two rural municipalities.

  • Reform and decentralization of agricultural services. A policy framework (En)

    Reform and decentralization of agricultural services. A policy framework (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis handbook provides a methodological framework for decisions concerning decentralization of agricultural services through deconcentration of the public administration, delegation to public or private agencies, devolution, partnerships with civil society organizations or privatization. These different forms of decentralization are presented as options to be considered acco

  • Value-added products from beekeeping - vol 124 (En)

    Value-added products from beekeeping - vol 124 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe purpose of this bulletin is to introduce beekeepers, people considering keeping bees and those interested in processing and marketing to the large diversity of products that can be derived from beekeeping for income generation. Each product category, includinng cosmetics, derived from basic bee products such as honey, pollen, wax, propolis, royal jelly, venom, adult and larval honeybees, is