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  • 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 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 ...

  • Microbiological hazards in fresh leafy vegetables and herbs - Meeting Report

    Microbiological hazards in fresh leafy vegetables and herbs - Meeting Report

    Microbiological Risk Assessment SeriesProblems linked with pathogens in fresh produce, including the associated public health and trade implications, have been reported in a number of countries worldwide. Furthermore, from 1980 to 2004, the global production per annum of fruit and vegetables grew by 94% and they are a critical component of a healthy diet. Reported outbreaks associated with leafy vegetables and herbs have been notable fo

  • 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 ...

  • Governance, coordination and distribution along commodity value chains. Rome, 4-5 April 2006 (En)

    Governance, coordination and distribution along commodity value chains. Rome, 4-5 April 2006 (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade ProceedingsSignificant changes are taking place in the value chain for many agricultural commodities, particularly those fresh products destined for supermarket shelves. The changing patterns of these value chains in agriculture affect equity between producers and buyers and equity among producers themselves, alter the allocation of resources in agriculture and have implications for domestic as well as

  • Commodity Market Review 2005-2006 (English)

    Commodity Market Review 2005-2006 (English)

    The purpose of the biennial publication Commodity Market Review (CMR) is to analyse in depth a set of issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for its member countries, from viewpoints of both the developed, as well as the developing countries. One of the main reasons for the lack of progress in the period following the Uruguay Round, as well as the slow progress in the current ...

  • 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 ...

  • Portraits of family farming in West Africa

    Portraits of family farming in West Africa

    This paper shows that the stereotyped image of family farming as archaic and hide-bound is fase through presenting three family farms, in Ghana, Senegal and Mali. Like the case studies presented, throughout West Africa there are many examples of small-scale producers who have established economically viable farms And who are contributing to the sustainable management of local natural resources. This paper is part of IIEDs programme on the ...

  • Role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce, (The) (En)

    Role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBasic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring the maintenance of quality and safety throughout the post-harvest chain. Specific examples ar

  • 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 ...

  • Agriculture, food and water. A contribution to the "World Water Development Report" (En)

    Agriculture, food and water. A contribution to the "World Water Development Report" (En)

    Producing our daily food requires one thousand times more water than we use to drink and one hundred times more than we use to meet our basic need. Agriculture is the major source of food and by far the largest consumer of water on the globe. How can more food be produced with the same amount of water? How does food security connect to poverty and water use? These and many other question are discussed in this publication, a slightly modified ...

  • Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: the role of ICM / Pour une participation efficace des pays AC

    Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: the role of ICM / Pour une participation efficace des pays AC

    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

  • 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

  • Use of ice on small fishing vessels (The) (En)

    Use of ice on small fishing vessels (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis publication describes the requirements for the use of ice (and chilled seawater) on board fishing vessels, from small insulated containers in dugout canoes, to refrigerated tanks on bigger vessels. It also gives and overview of the different ice plants and the ice produced. This publication is aimed both at fishermen who want to have more information about the technique used, and at boat owners

  • Better farming series - Complete set (En)

    Better farming series - Complete set (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesBETTER FARMING SERIES: Designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural aducation and training courses. The complete set includes 45 booklets. Each separate booklet: US$4.00 (This series was initially produced by arrangement with the "Institut africain pour le développement économique et social" - INADES, Côte d' Ivoire.)

  • Rural women and food security: current situations and perspectives (En )

    Rural women and food security: current situations and perspectives (En )

    Series: Non-series TitlesAt the World Food Summit in 1996, governments acknowledged the fundamental contribution of women to food security, and agreed to promote women's' full and equal participation in the economy. This documents provides an overview of the roles of women as key actors for sustainable rural development, as food producers and consumers, in the context of global and regional agricultural trends.

  • Unlocking Trade Opportunities

    Unlocking Trade Opportunities

    This report, commissioned by the UN for the five year review of the Earth Summit in 1997, presents 10 case studies of producers in developing countries who had benefited from moves towards sustainable consumption in their export markets. Examples are drawn from the agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and tourism sectors from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.