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  • Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Through the use of satellite data, photographs, graphics and site-specific case studies, this 160-page atlas highlights environmental change in Kenya. It looks at the country"s mountains, forests, water bodies and national parks, chronicling the evolution of the country"s environment over the last few decades and the ecological challenges and opportunities facing the country.

  • FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2007

    FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2007

    The most updated data on capture production, aquaculture production and commodities in one volume. The complete yearbook package for each of these categories – all the key information and statistical tables – are now contained on one CD-ROM, inserted in a booklet including general notes, concepts and classifications, summary tables as well as a pull-out map of FAO major fishing areas. From the CD-ROM, you can download, consult, share and store ...

  • Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Hides and skins from domestic livestock are potentially valuable agricultural products, especially suited for export. Their processing can provide employment and extra income for rural dwellers. This booklet outlines the opportunities for generating income by producing and trading hides and skins. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide advisory, business and technical ...

  • Report of the Technical Workshop on the Status, Limitations and Opportunities for Improving the Monitoring of Shark Fisheries and Trade. Rome, 3-6 Nov

    Report of the Technical Workshop on the Status, Limitations and Opportunities for Improving the Monitoring of Shark Fisheries and Trade. Rome, 3-6 Nov

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe Technical Workshop considered global and country specific information on shark fisheries and trade to identify limitations and strategies for improving their monitoring. Reports from a selected number of main shark fishing and trading nations described the status of shark fisheries and the efforts towards the development of a National Plan of Action for Sharks. The workshop recommended actions to

  • Report of the third session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission - Mahe, Seychelles, 17-20 December 2007 - Rapport de la troisième sess

    Report of the third session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission - Mahe, Seychelles, 17-20 December 2007 - Rapport de la troisième sess

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe Commission noted the work undertaken since the second session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, and agreed that the second Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics should address the harmonization of fishery frame surveys. - La Commission, après avoir pris note du travail accompli depuis la deuxième session, a examiné le rapport du Comité scientifique et est convenue que l

  • FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2006 - Trilingual (English, French and Spanish)

    FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2006 - Trilingual (English, French and Spanish)

    As the only repository for global fishing data, FAO regularly collects and analyses fisheries statistics. All the information that was traditionally distributed in three volumes (Fisheries Statistics for Commodities; Aquaculture Production; and Capture Production) is now available on one CD-ROM, together with a printed volume that contains related introductions, summaries, maps, notes and essential table. The information itself has not changed, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report of the Workshop on Establishing a Coordinating Working Party on Aquaculture Statistics. Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, 8-10 January 2008 (En)

    Report of the Workshop on Establishing a Coordinating Working Party on Aquaculture Statistics. Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, 8-10 January 2008 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsAfter reviewing the data and information requirements in aquaculture and existing gaps in data collection, the necessity to harmonize standards for data, information and statistics, the relations between capture fishery and aquaculture, and structure and activities of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics, the Workshop reaffirmed the need for a mechanism to identify, establish and harmonize st

  • General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Report of the Thirty-First Session. Rome, 9-12 January 2007 (En)

    General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Report of the Thirty-First Session. Rome, 9-12 January 2007 (En)

    Series: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM): ReportsBased on advice from SAC and proposals by Members, the Commission adopted three Resolutions, including two related to the GFCM statistical framework (on fishing effort and operational units data collection sets and on Geographical Sub-Areas [GSAs]), and one on the use of the 40 mm square mesh size in the codend of trawlnets. The Commission also adopted binding rec

  • 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

  • Pesticides residues in food - 2006. Evaluations 2006. Part I - Residues. Volume 1. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues - part 1 (En)

    Pesticides residues in food - 2006. Evaluations 2006. Part I - Residues. Volume 1. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues - part 1 (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe annual Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Rome, Italy, from 3 to 12 October 2006. The FAO Panel of Experts had met in Preparatory Sessions from 28 September to 2 October. The meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous meetings and accepted by

  • Pesticides residues in food - 2006. Evaluations 2006. Part I - Residues. Volume 2. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues - part 2 (En)

    Pesticides residues in food - 2006. Evaluations 2006. Part I - Residues. Volume 2. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues - part 2 (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe annual Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Rome, Italy, from 3 to 12 October 2006. The FAO Panel of Experts had met in Preparatory Sessions from 28 September to 2 October. The meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous meetings and accepted by

  • Report of the twenty-second session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics. Rome, 27 February - 2 March 2007 (En)

    Report of the twenty-second session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics. Rome, 27 February - 2 March 2007 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe report of the twenty-second session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), Rome, Italy, 27 February-2 March 2007, is presented. Topics discussed were: enhancement of regional fishery bodies and the FishCode Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries partnership; review of progress by member organizations; aquaculture statistics; issues related to

  • 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

  • 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

  • Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Soils are affected by human activities, such as industrial, municipal and agriculture, that often result in soil degradation and loss. In order to prevent soil degradation and to rehabilitate the potentials of degraded soils, reliable soil data are the most important prerequisites for the design of appropriate land-use systems and soil management practices as well as for a better understanding of the environment.The availability of reli

  • Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure NotesFAO's Land Tenure Notes provide information on land tenure in a format that can be used by grassroots organizations that work with small farmers and others in rural communities. Fair and secure leasing arrangements that balance the interests of the tenant and the land owner can lead to improvements in access to land for farming, better agricultural production and improved access to food. This guide is intend

  • Guidelines for designing data collection and sharing systems for co-managed fisheries. Part 1: Practical guide - part 1 (English)

    Guidelines for designing data collection and sharing systems for co-managed fisheries. Part 1: Practical guide - part 1 (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe increasing shift towards co-management has prompted managers to reflect upon their new roles and reconsider information requirements. This technical paper, in two parts, is aimed to meet the growing need among co-managers for guidelines to help design and implement appropriate and cost-effective data collection programmes or systems. Part 1: Practical guide has been written specifically for co-m

  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in order to assist those interested in exploring and exploiting this financial mechanism. It

  • Towards improving global information on aquaculture (English)

    Towards improving global information on aquaculture (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn recent years the demand for reliable data and information and for reporting on aquaculture has greatly increased, driven not only by the need to formulate and monitor sound policies and development plans but also by new information and reporting requirements of international agreements and initiatives, and by the increasing public demand for transparency and accountability. In order to address th