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  • Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    FAO Foresty Papers # 157Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to increased human encroachment on previously wild and uninhabited areas. With a focus on large herbiv

  • International technical workshop (An). Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health

    International technical workshop (An). Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health

    Integrated Crop Management # 6This publication is a report of a Workshop that brought together people from a wide range of institutions - farmers, researchers, extensionists, policy makers, donors - from 40 countries who share a common concern about the non-sustainability of ways in which farm land is now being used and who are convinced that this must change. The Workshop focused on the growing evidence of success in the adoption and s

  • Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French ,Spanish and Russian versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-0061795). It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual Glossary provides a convenient reference source for researchers, students, technicians and ...

  • Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

    Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

    FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 8African swine fever (ASF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease of swine generally characterized by high morbidity and high mortality. The disease is known to have devastated swine farming in highly industrialized, small commercial and backyard swine holdings, with concomitant closure of animal and meat export markets, ravaged swine populations, and destroyed individual and family livelihoods. This

  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    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 standards for small-scale producers? This publication presents state-of-the-art research and analysis to ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • Sustainable potato production. Guidelines for developing countries

    Sustainable potato production. Guidelines for developing countries

    During the International Year of the Potato, celebrated in 2008, FAO and the International Potato Center helped forge partnerships worldwide to address critical aspects of sustainable potato production. This technical guide collates that experience to review technical, socio-economic, policy and institutional factors that currently constrain increased potato production and productivity in tropical and sub-tropical countries. it presents Good ...

  • Feed supplementation blocks. Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture (En)

    Feed supplementation blocks. Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersIn facing ever more limited resources and changing market conditions and in the attempt to enhance productivity for strengthening livelihoods, many technologies have been used to improve feed use and animal performance at the faro level. A particularly successful example, in terms of both geographic range of use and relative simplicity in formulation and preparation, is the urea-molasses mu

  • Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. A revised and augmented edition of the

    Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. A revised and augmented edition of the

    This" Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture" provides a consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms that are used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. It is intended to provide a convenient reference source for researchers, students and technicians, particularly those whose native language is not English. The Glossary can also be of value in discussions at ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture: From Common Principles to Common Practice

    Sustainable Agriculture: From Common Principles to Common Practice

    The International Forum on Assessing Sustainability in Agriculture(INFASA) was established by IISD and the Swiss College of Agriculture in 2006. INFASA aims to advance sustainable agricultural production by facilitating an ongoing strategic dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, producers, food industry leaders and consumers.INFASA debuted with a Symposium in Bern, Switzerland, in March of 2006.The Symposium inclu

  • Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade. New approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability (hardback edition) (English)

    Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade. New approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability (hardback edition) (English)

    This book argues that the viability of many observed market and non-market interventions in agricultural products worldwide depends considerably on the underlying behaviour of the relevant commodity markets. Many of these policies have had distortive impacts, resulting in much discussion and controversy in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations.Despite the long history of studies of commodity

  • 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) ...

  • Challenges and opportunities for the ACP herbal industry

    Challenges and opportunities for the ACP herbal industry

    This publication provides a wealth of information culled from workshops and seminars on the herbs and medicinal sector in African, Caribean and Pacific (ACP) countries. These workshops were organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Ceter for Development of Enterprise (CDE) as well as the Commonwealth Secretariat. The experts involved in the various discussions represented a broad range of actors: ...

  • Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French and Spanish versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-104683-8). . It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual Glossary provides a convenient reference source for researchers, students, technicians and ...

  • Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Series: FAO review of agricultural commodity policiesThis is the first issue of a new series dealing with agricultural commodity policies. It includes the third review of policies that have influenced basic food commodity markets, covering 2003 and 2004, a period of particular interest as it coincides with the end of the implementation of the Uruguay Round WTO Agreement and with an intensification of the Delta Round multilateral negotia

  • Results from the FAO Biotechnology Forum. Background and dialogue on selected issues (En)

    Results from the FAO Biotechnology Forum. Background and dialogue on selected issues (En)

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the background and summary documents from a series of six moderated e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Biotechnology Forum from 2002 to 2005, relating to agricultural biotechnology for the crop, forestry, animal, fisheries and agro-industry sectors in developing countries. Three of the six conferences focused on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), dealing with gene

  • Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    This paper examines the impact of the promotion of agri-business on small holder farmers in the Niayes area of Senegal. The Niayes area was chosen because of the development of commercial farming in the region and because the expansion of peri-urban areas has created growing markets for agricultural produce. This work is part of IIED’s programme on transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms which aims to feed into ...