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  • Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    During the CTA Annual Seminar which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 26 to 31 October 2008, the impact of climate change on the agricultural sectors of ACP countries was discussed in terms of its effects on the productivity of cropping and agro-pastoral systems, and its impacts on the biophysical and socio-economic structure of rural life. In this context, recommendations were made about information strategies that could effectively ...

  • Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    During the CTA Annual Seminar which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 26 to 31 October 2008, the impact of climate change on the agricultural sectors of ACP countries was discussed in terms of its effects on the productivity of cropping and agro-pastoral systems, and its impacts on the biophysical and socio-economic structure of rural life. In this context, recommendations were made about information strategies that could effectively ...

  • Towards an African common market for agricultural products

    Towards an African common market for agricultural products

    This study examines the key legal and economic issues involved in establishing an African Union Common Market in Agricultural Products. In particular, it examines how national and regional policies and instruments can be used to foster trade in strategic products and recommends strategies as to how the goal of a continental common market might be attained. The analysis reveals that there exists a broad consensus that increased inter-regional ...

  • Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThis monograph is part of a series of reports that explain how techniques of spatial analysis can be used to investigate poverty and environment links worldwide. It combines rural population distribution data contained in the global rural population database for the year 2000 with methods and results of the "Global agro-ecological assessment for agriculture in the 21st century", in order t

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

    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 goal. In the WTO Doha Development Round, how to safeguard the interests of enveloping countries, ...

  • Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure NotesFAO's Land Tenure Notes provide information on land tenure in a format that can be used by grassroots organizations that work with small farmers and others in rural communities. Fair and secure leasing arrangements that balance the interests of the tenant and the land owner can lead to improvements in access to land for farming, better agricultural production and improved access to food. This guide is intend

  • Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    "Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences" , prepared under the aegis of the Policy Assistance Division of FAO, presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international consensus on viable approaches to the issues. Topics covered include agriculture's role in economic ...

  • Gender and agriculture in the information society

    Gender and agriculture in the information society

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are ‘enabling’ tools that can help rural communities in ACP countries to capitalise on emerging opportunities, especially in education and income generations. To follow the 5th CTA Observatory Meeting and various recent CTA initiatives on gender, this report promotes better access to ICTs for women. A handful of case studies demonstrate how women benefit from, amongst other examples, rural ...

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

    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 understanding of Small Island Developing States' (SIDS') agricultural economies and trade and the ofte

  • Summary of world food and agricultural statistics 2003 (En)

    Summary of world food and agricultural statistics 2003 (En)

    This report shows a broad range of statistics pertaining to world food and agriculture. It presents, where appropriate, the differences between developed and developing countries, continents and regions. It is hoped that managers and policy-makers dealing with international issues relating to food and agriculture will find the tables useful. The tables are organized in sections covering agriculture macroeconomic indicators, population and labour ...

  • Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication is a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the meeting on "Voluntary Standards and Certification for Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade" organized by FAO in April 2004. It presents the situation of the main import markets for certified products and the evolution of demand. Case studies aimed at comparing sustainable farming method

  • Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: the role of information and communication

    Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: the role of information and communication

    Summary report of a seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 2002This report draws on the discussions at the CTA annual seminar in 2002. The first part deals with the on-going agricultural trade negotiations relating to the WTO Agreement of Agriculture and to the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) under Cotonou. The second part looks at what interests the ACP countries should be defending and covers such topics as market access, export subsidies

  • Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsEmpirical evidence has been accumulating that sustainable intensification of crop production is technically feasible and economically profitable. Added benefits are the improvement of the quality of the natural resources and protection of the environment in currently unimproved or degraded areas, provided farmers participate fully in all stages of technology development and extension. This has led to what is c

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2001, (The) (En)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2001, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture Series"The State of Food and Agriculture 2001" is FAO's annual report on current developments and issues in world agriculture. It monitors the global agricultural situation as well as the overall economic environment surrounding world agriculture. This year's selected issues feature a discussion of the WTO multilateral negotiations on agricultural trade and a study on "the cost of hunger", i.e. the negative reper

  • Agricultural investment and productivity in developing countries (En)

    Agricultural investment and productivity in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersThe purpose of this book is to provide an overview of current thinking and findings about the relationship between agricultural investment and productivity in developing countries. This includes theoretical and methodological developments such as incorporating natural resource depletion in calculating measures of growth. It also underlines, through the concerns expressed by many authors

  • Ethical issues in food and agriculture (En)

    Ethical issues in food and agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Ethics SeriesTechnological advances and organizational changes affecting agrifood systems in recent years have been radical and rapid; the repercussions, however, will be felt for a long time to come and the consequences may be irreversible. Whether these changes be as specific as individual food production techniques or as broad as the effects of globalization, they have refocused attention on age-old human values and funda

  • Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Farmers in Zimbabwe have for many years been forbidden to cultivate fertile wetland areas known as vleis, ostensibly in the name of protecting the environment. This paper analyses how local people and extension agents have responded to a deeply unpopular policy put in place by the colonial government, and maintained even after independence. The study covers two contrasting areas: Chivi in the south, where the State almost succeeded in ...

  • 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