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  • Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    Implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries: Getting information and communication strategies righ

    During the CTA Annual Seminar which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 26 to 31 October 2008, the impact of climate change on the agricultural sectors of ACP countries was discussed in terms of its effects on the productivity of cropping and agro-pastoral systems, and its impacts on the biophysical and socio-economic structure of rural life. In this context, recommendations were made about information strategies that could effectively ...

  • Non-distorting farm support to enhance global food production

    Non-distorting farm support to enhance global food production

    The recent world food crisis highlighted the critical issue of global food security and the need to enhance global agricultural production capacity to meet current and future food demand. Increased investment in agriculture and adequate incentives to farmers are required to meet this global challenge. Developed countries provide support to farmers to increase farm income, reduce income variability, improve competitiveness of the agricultural ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Harmonized World Soil Database - FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC (Version 1.0) (DVD)

    Harmonized World Soil Database - FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC (Version 1.0) (DVD)

    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 ...

  • Conservation Agriculture...when agriculture is profitable and sustainable. - Agricultura de Conservación...cuando la agricultura es rentable y sosteni

    Conservation Agriculture...when agriculture is profitable and sustainable. - Agricultura de Conservación...cuando la agricultura es rentable y sosteni

    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

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and AGriculture. Third session. 14-16 September 2005 (En)

    Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and AGriculture. Third session. 14-16 September 2005 (En)

    The independent Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture was established by the Director-General of FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and to the broader international discussion is ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version) (Ar)

    State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version) (Ar)

    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" (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (En)

    State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (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" (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...

  • 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 dimension of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements, (The) (En)

    Agricultural dimension of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThe African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are facing several major sets of closely interlinked forces that are likely to have significant impacts on the development of their agriculture (including fisheries) sectors and their food security situations. The possible conclusion and outcome of both the negotiations for Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) under the Cotonou Agreeme

  • 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: ...

  • Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture: training modules. Rev. 1 - Conservación de los recursos naturales para una agricultura

    Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture: training modules. Rev. 1 - Conservación de los recursos naturales para una agricultura

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe objective of these training modules are to raise awareness of Conservation Agriculture benefits and to provide material for technical training for promoters who are much in demand at training, seminar and field days. This CD-ROM provides practical information about the different principles of conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture. The training guide cons

  • Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. - part

    Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. - part

    Series: Policy assistance seriesThis publication is part of a three-volume diagnostic study on lessons learned and implications for agriculture and food security in the context of rapid growth in selected Asian economies. This third volume presents the country studies for the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. It discusses experiences in agricultural development and economic growth. The country studies provide useful lessons and

  • Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. Synthesis report (En)

    Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. Synthesis report (En)

    Series: Policy assistance seriesThis publication is part of a three-volume diagnostic study on lessons learned and implications for agriculture and food security in the context of rapid growth in selected Asian economies. This first volume is a synthesis of the main findings and conclusions of the five country case studies supplemented by additional information and insights on the issue discussed from other sources and FAO's own experie

  • Conservation and development interventions at the wildlife/livestock interface

    Conservation and development interventions at the wildlife/livestock interface

    During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface facing East and Southern ...

  • Explanatory guide to the International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

    Explanatory guide to the International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

    The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and internationally agreed objectives regarding the concepts of ‘access and benefit-sharing’ found in the Convention on Biological Diversity. The sixth in a series of Guides to the implementation of particular ...

  • Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report is intended to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer understanding of Small Island Developing States' (SIDS') agricultural economies and trade and the ofte

  • Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication is a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the meeting on "Voluntary Standards and Certification for Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade" organized by FAO in April 2004. It presents the situation of the main import markets for certified products and the evolution of demand. Case studies aimed at comparing sustainable farming method

  • Biological management of soil ecosystems for sustainable agriculture (En)

    Biological management of soil ecosystems for sustainable agriculture (En)

    Series: World Soil Resouces ReportsThis report includes a review of current understanding and knowledge of the biological management of soil ecosystems through a set of case studies from different production systems and socio-economic conditions, in the areas of indicators and assessment of soil health, adaptive management and innovative technologies.