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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    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

  • Senekelaw ka kuma - Paroles de paysans

    Senekelaw ka kuma - Paroles de paysans

    This video film focuses on an unprecedented event in West Africa: the organisation of a 'Citizens Jury on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Future of Farming'. This citizens' space fo democratic deliberation was held in Mali and was organised by the local government,- the Assemblee Regional de Sikasso-, with the support of IIED.The video film describes the process whereby malian farmers considered expert evidence on the pros

  • Agro-MAPS. A global spatial database of subnational agricultural land-use statistics (CD-ROM) (English)

    Agro-MAPS. A global spatial database of subnational agricultural land-use statistics (CD-ROM) (English)

    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

  • Ambivalence and contradiction: A review of the policy environment in Tanzania in relation to pastoralism

    Ambivalence and contradiction: A review of the policy environment in Tanzania in relation to pastoralism

    Tanzania is undergoing a rapid pace of policy change and reforms which will affect different communities in different ways. This reflects the difficulty accommodating the huge diversity of Tanzania's environment and natural resources, and the varied livelihoods of its citizens. Some of the institutional reforms will have serious repercussions on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods, the good management of the environment and peaceful ...

  • Barter Markets: Sustaining people and nature in the Andes

    Barter Markets: Sustaining people and nature in the Andes

    As regulative institutions, Andean barter markets help sustain local food systems and the ecosystems in which they are embedded. Action research with indigenous communities in the Lares Valley (Department of Cusco, Peru) generated new evidence on the importance of barter markets for: - giving some of the poorest social groups in the Andes better food security and nutrition; - conserving agricultural biodiversity (genetic, species, ecosystem) ...

  • Quality declared seed system (En)

    Quality declared seed system (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe quality declared seed system, as presented in the 1993 FAO Plant Production and Production Paper No. 117, has been widely used and consulted. It has proved to be particularly useful for those working in the field of emergency seed supply and as a source of practical information on seed standards for a range of crop species. The system provided an alternative for seed quality assuranc

  • Results from the FAO Biotechnology Forum. Background and dialogue on selected issues (En)

    Results from the FAO Biotechnology Forum. Background and dialogue on selected issues (En)

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the background and summary documents from a series of six moderated e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Biotechnology Forum from 2002 to 2005, relating to agricultural biotechnology for the crop, forestry, animal, fisheries and agro-industry sectors in developing countries. Three of the six conferences focused on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), dealing with gene

  • Country Pasture Profiles. Detailed description of pasture and forage resources by country (CD-ROM) (English)

    Country Pasture Profiles. Detailed description of pasture and forage resources by country (CD-ROM) (English)

    This CD-ROM provides details about the pasture and forage resources of various countries in the context of relevant general, topographical, climatic and agro-ecological information with particular focus on livestock production systems. Profiles (80) are by region: Africa (20); Asia (14); Europe (14); Latin America and the Caribbean (11); Near East (6) and Southwest Pacific (15). The CD-ROM contains text as well as many figures, tables and ...

  • Forage Legumes for Temperate Grasslands (English)

    Forage Legumes for Temperate Grasslands (English)

    With the underpinning role of forage legumes in the nitrogen economy and animal productivity from temperate grasslands certain to expand in the future, particularly in regions where their potential has not yet been realized, it is essential that the wealth of information currently available is widely disseminated. This book serves the purpose with very detailed information on and illustrations of 35 selected forage legume species that will ...

  • Grassland Species Profiles. Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 600 grassland species (CD-ROM) (English)

    Grassland Species Profiles. Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 600 grassland species (CD-ROM) (English)

    This CD-ROM contains detailed descriptions of more that 600 grassland species from various agro-ecological zones. The Grassland Index database can be accessed by species common name, Latin name or genus. A linked Picture Gallery contains many photos. There is also a considerable bibliography and notes about the authors of each species profile. [System requirements: Windows, Mac, any Web browser (best with Internet Explorer)]

  • Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsSmall grain mixtures are the mainstay of bird food. Most of the grain species used in these mixtures are of tropical and subtropical origin or could be produced in the tropics and subtropics. Their cultivation, processing and marketing open diverse opportunities for small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in developing countries. The purpose of this report is to give an overview o

  • Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    This publication focuses on women’s roles in saving and reproducing seed in the drylands of the Deccan Plateau, in South India. Detailed farmers’ accounts of why seed-saving is essential emphasise the interconnectedness between self-reliance in seed, crop diversity and nutrition. By extension, the realms of food culture and religious rituals (which entail the use of traditional crops) are also linked to seed autonomy. What is most significant ...

  • Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers (English)

    Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers (English)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersFAO, through its Seed and Plant Genetics Resources Service, is conducting a series of expert consultations, workshops and conferences to generate ideas, develop methodologies and facilitate initiatives aimed at strengthening on-farm seed multiplication (the informal seed system), thereby addressing the seed security needs of smallholder farmers. As in sub-Saharan Africa, the informal see

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    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

  • Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the report of the first six e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture from March 2000 to May 2001. Each conference was moderated, lasted approximately two months and focused on agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. Four of the conferences dealt with the appropriateness of currently available biotechnolog

  • Economic guidelines for strategic planning of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa (En)

    Economic guidelines for strategic planning of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe presence of tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T) in vast areas of sub-Saharan Africa is a major constraint to livestock-agricultural development. However, the impact of the disease varies within and between countries, regions and agro-ecological zones. Therefore, prior to any intervention it is essential to evaluate the profitability of different approaches towards controlling the vector and/o