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. However, the rapid pace of
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 ...
This DVD combines recently collected vast volumes of regional and national updates of soil information with the information already contained within the 1:5,000,000 scale FAO-UNESCO Digital Soil Map of the World, into a new comprehensive Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD). The HWSD contributes sound scientific knowledge for planning sustainable expansion of agricultural production and for guiding policies to address emerging land competition ...
The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, global and local environmental impacts, agricultural commodity prices impacts, and implications for agricultural development, poverty and hunger. It also ...
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
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains detailed information and literature about Conservation Agriculture to improve the knowledge base of those interested in this concept of sustainable agriculture. It will provide technical staff as well as policy-makers with information and arguments that will help to support, promote and introduce Conservation Agriculture.[System requirements: Pentium PC process
Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThis document contains the proceedings of the first Global Trade Conference on Aquaculture, held in Qingdao, China from 29 to 31 May 2007 and includes the full papers and abstracts of presentations. The conference was organized by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in cooperation with FISHINFONetwork and was hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture with the support of its Bureau of Fisheri
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
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROM(Updated: June 2006) This CD-ROM contains recent statistics on crop production, area harvested and crop yields, aggregated by subnational administrative districts, for more than 130 countries, in seven geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Near East in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Oceania). The statistics are linked to unique identifier codes of the administ
Series: Policy assistance series This publication contains the main report of a study championing the case for increased public support to agricultural and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It advances some main reasons why agriculture in SSA deserves more public support. SSA governments cannot and should not ignore the sector on which about 70 percent of their population directly depend for their livelihoods if they are seriou
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 ...
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 these same regions in ‘large villages’ that have urban characteristics and that could be c
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
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains information on soil, terrain and climatic conditions worldwide, which forms the basis for global assessment of potential crop productivity. Numerous downloadable maps, tables, a report on the methodology and results, and an executive summary report illustrating the main findings may also be found here. [System requirements: An installed Web browser with JavaScr
"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 ...
Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersFood systems are being transformed at an unprecedented rate as a result of global economic and social change. Urbanization, foreign direct investment in markets of developing countries and increasing incomes are prime facilitators for the observed changes, while social changes such as the increased number of women in the workforce and rural to urban migration, provide added stimulus. Changes are also
Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe "State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04" explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, enhancing the nutritional contents of food and improving the control of plant and animal disease
Proceedings of a CTA seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 2002 / Actes d’un séminaire du CTA, Bruxelles, Belgique, 2002The CD-ROM was produced on the occasion of the seminar of the same title organised by CTA in Belgium. It holds documents from various sources on WTO agricultural trade negotiations and ACP-EU negotiations within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement. It also contains statistical information, links to other sources of informatio
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