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  • Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    This publication can introduce but a fraction of the energy and results inspired by the Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from womens groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments. Trees are more significant than many of us might imagine. They commemorate births and lives lived. They beautify slums, farms and grand avenues. They provide ...

  • Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, ...

  • Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Ponds add value to farming activities: water form ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. Raising fish is an obvious use for a farm pound; it adds value to the water, and provides improved nutrition for farm families. This booklet provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder farm pounds. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are used to meet basic subsistence needs, and the role they can play in income generation through local, ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Arabic version)

    State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Arabic version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into chronic hunger in 2007 and 2008, bringing the world total to nearly one billion hungry people. This report ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Chinese version)

    State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Chinese version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into chronic hunger in 2007 and 2008, bringing the world total to nearly one billion hungry people. This report ...

  • State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Russian version)

    State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009, (The). High food prices and the food crisis - experiences and lessons learned (Russian version)

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into chronic hunger in 2007 and 2008, bringing the world total to nearly one billion hungry people. This report ...

  • The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009

    The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into chronic hunger in 2007 and 2008, bringing the world to nearly one billion hungry people. This report ...

  • Agricultural Ecosystems: Facts and Trends

    Agricultural Ecosystems: Facts and Trends

    Agriculture is suffering from a growing dilemma: it needs to feed a fast growing world population, and conserve biodiversity and manage natural resources of an increasingly depleted planet. How to understand this crisis, and the rapid increase in food prices in many countries, is the purpose of Agricultural Ecosystems: Facts & Trends The publication presents well-documented facts and figures to help governments, farmers, consumers and industry ...

  • Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes. Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

    Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes. Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

    In recent years, development policy has responded to an increasing concern about natural resource degradation by setting up innovative payment for environmental services (PES) programs in developing countries. PES programs use market and institutional incentives in order to meet both environmental and poverty alleviation objectives. However, their optimal design, implications for the rural poor, and how these initiatives integrate into ...

  • Rural transport of food products in Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Rural transport of food products in Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe agrifood transport sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key component of the food supply chain, making a significant contribution to gross domestic product in these countries. Well-developed, efficient food transport systems are crucial to the survival of thousands of people, and pivotal to the success or failure of key economic sectors such as agriculture and other major national

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    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 ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Arabic )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Arabic )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security? 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 biofuels, global and ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Chinese )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Chinese )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security?  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 biofuels, global and ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Russian )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Russian )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security? 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 biofuels, global and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultural trade has been and continues to be a major factor determining food security outcomes in Caribbean countries. In these small open economies, exports are essential to income-earning opportunities, while imports provide a large component of the food supply. This book examines various dimensions of trade policy and related issues of relevance to the countries in the region and presents policy instruments to address trade and food ...