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  • Farm equipment supply chains. Guidelines for policy-makers and service providers: experiences from Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil

    Farm equipment supply chains. Guidelines for policy-makers and service providers: experiences from Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil

    Agricultural and food engineering technical reports # 7Experience has shown that a basic prerequisite for successful mechanization of the agricultural sector requires a well-functioning supply chain. To draw lessons for achieving this goal, the FAO Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division commissioned three mechanization supply chain case studies. The studies were conducted in Kenya, Paksitan and Brazil, and the information con

  • 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 ...

  • Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsMany previous publications on farm mechanization, draught animal power, hand tool technology, etc. have tended to be narrowly focused. They dealt with tractors, or with draught animal, or with intermediate technology. The topic of farm power and mechanization also tended to be separated from the actual process of growing crops. As a result, there was a widespread lack of underst

  • 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 ...

  • Working with Farmer Innovators

    Working with Farmer Innovators

    For centuries, farmers have developed technological innovations, to produce improved crops, livestock, tools and machinery and manage their resources in a sustainable manner. Yet in many countries, this kind of intuitive experimentation remains untapped, and farmers receive scant credit for their contributions. This handbook is a training tool written and presented in a practical, hands-on style, the manual aims to show how stimulating 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 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 ...

  • Irrigation in Africa in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2005 (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Irrigation in Africa in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2005 (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and development. This report presents the result of the most recent survey carries out in the 53 countries of Africa, and it analyses the changes that have occurred in the ten years s

  • Capacity development in irrigation and drainage. Issues, challenges and the way ahead (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Capacity development in irrigation and drainage. Issues, challenges and the way ahead (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsGeneral consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that the lack of capacity is constraining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right rather than being embedded in infrastructure investment projects. This publication contains a sy

  • 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 ...

  • Production Yearbook 2003 - Annuaire de la production 2003 - Anuario de producción 2003. Vol. 57 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2003 - Annuaire de la production 2003 - Anuario de producción 2003. Vol. 57 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2002. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...

  • Transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms.

    Transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms.

    This paper examines change in West African agricultural systems, the major challenges being faced by smallholders in the region and pathways for the future, given international pressure and domestic restraints. It aims to strengthen debate on West African agriculture, the role of family farms and trade policy at national, regional and global levels. It also aims to identify and document how agricultural patterns and livelihoods are evolving in ...

  • Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by ...

  • 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

  • Production Yearbook 2000 - Annuaire de la production 2000 - Anuario de producción 2000. Vol. 54 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2000 - Annuaire de la production 2000 - Anuario de producción 2000. Vol. 54 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1998-2000. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production across all countries and continents for the years 1989-2000. The data are disseminated to serve the needs of scholars, economists, policy-makers, ...

  • Production Yearbook 2001 - Annuaire de la production 2001 - Anuario de producción 2001. Vol. 55 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2001 - Annuaire de la production 2001 - Anuario de producción 2001. Vol. 55 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2001. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...

  • 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

  • World Watch List for domestic animal diversity. Third edition (En)

    World Watch List for domestic animal diversity. Third edition (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesWorld food production and agriculture utlize only a few animal species, within which many breeds with unique characteristics have developed over time. This handbook serves as a tool for developing plans of actions to conserve and safeguard the irreplaceable diversity present in the gene pools of the farm animal breeds of the world today. Global action must be taken to ensure the survival of a diverse range of fa

  • Use and potential of wild plants in farm households (En )

    Use and potential of wild plants in farm households (En )

    Series: FAO Farm Systems Management Series This book aims to raise awareness of the role of wild plants in many farming systems, providing examples from different systems around the world. It describes the contribution of wild plants as a source of food, fuelwood, shelter, medicines and dyes and their role in income generation for the improved welfare of farm households and local people. Wild plants are also of paramount importance as s

  • Changing Views on Change: Participatory Approaches to Monitoring the Environment

    Changing Views on Change: Participatory Approaches to Monitoring the Environment

    This Discussion Paper reviews participatory approaches to monitoring environmental change. It draws on published literature, interviews with practitioners, and the practical experiences of a research project on participatory monitoring of sustainable agriculture in Brazil. This project seeks to develop a viable and relevant monitoring process with farmers, farmers unions, and NGOs to help assess the social and environmental impacts of their ...