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  • Pesticide residues in food 2009. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on pesticide residues. Report 2009

    Pesticide residues in food 2009. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on pesticide residues. Report 2009

    FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe annual Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 16 to 25 September 2009. The Meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous Meetings and accepted by the governing bodies of FAO and WHO that studies should be undertaken jointly by e

  • Submission and evaluation of pesticide residues data for the estimation of maximum residue levels in food and feed. Pesticide residues

    Submission and evaluation of pesticide residues data for the estimation of maximum residue levels in food and feed. Pesticide residues

    FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe first version of this manual was printed in 1997 as a working document with the aim of consolidating the procedures used by the FAO Panel of experts on pesticide residues. Since then there have been many developments in the scientific evaluation process of the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), administrated by FAO and the World Health Organization. The present manual incorporates a

  • 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

  • Pestidice residues in food 2007. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues. Report 2007 (En)

    Pestidice residues in food 2007. Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticides Residues. Report 2007 (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 the WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 27 September 2007. The Meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous meetings and accepted by the governing bodies of FAO and WHO that studies should be undertaken joi

  • Weedy rices - origin, biology, ecology and control (En)

    Weedy rices - origin, biology, ecology and control (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents a compilation of information from literature reviews on the body of knowledge available from ongoing unpublished research, research reports and symposia carried out on various aspects of the importance, ecology, biology and control of weedy rices. It also highlights global economic and environmental problems created by weedy rices, including red rice types. This

  • 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 ...

  • Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. Volume 1 - part 1 - vol 1 (English)

    Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. Volume 1 - part 1 - vol 1 (English)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesWhen air temperatures fall below 0ยบ C, sensitive crops can be injured, with significant effects on production. In this book, the distribution, economies, history, physical and biological aspects of frost damage are presented and discussed, together with methods of protection. This book contains a broad range of information from basic to complex: however, it was mainly written to help growe

  • Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production (English)

    Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production (English)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsSoil organic matter - the product of on-site biological decomposition - affects the chemical and physical properties of the soil and its overall health. Its composition and breakdown rate affect: the soil structure and porosity; the water infiltration rate and moisture holding capacity of soils; the diversity and biological activity of soil organisms; and plant nutrient availability. This document concentrates

  • Pesticide residues in food - 2005. Report 2005 (English)

    Pesticide residues in food - 2005. Report 2005 (English)

    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 Geneva, Switzerland, from 20 to 29 September 2005. The FAO Panel of Experts had met in Preparatory Sessions from 15 to 19 September. The meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous meetings and accepte

  • Can protected areas contribute to poverty reduction ? Opportunities and limitations

    Can protected areas contribute to poverty reduction ? Opportunities and limitations

    Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between poverty and protected areas can no longer be ignored.The relationship between poverty and protected areas is a complex one, but this book presents a balanced perspective on how protected areas relate to p

  • Fodder oats: a world overview (En)

    Fodder oats: a world overview (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book, well illustrated, brings together information on the state of fodder oats worldwide, and is aimed mainly at agronomists and extension workers. It contains a series of regional studies focusing on oats used as fodder rather than grain. Oats are well adapted to areas of mild winters or cold climates with short growing seasons; their use is also expanding rapidly as a winter soil

  • Triticale improvement and production (English)

    Triticale improvement and production (English)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersTriticale, the first successful human-made cereal grain, was deliberately produced in 1875 by crossing wheat with rye. Since then, the evolution of this crop has been the topic of keen interest for many plant scientists. This book presents updated information on various aspects of triticale production, improvement, uses and marketing strategies in the world. It also includes 13 country r

  • Right to adequate food in emergencies, (The) (En)

    Right to adequate food in emergencies, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesWhen natural disasters hit and violent conflicts arise, the right to food of innocent people is often endangered. Disruption in food production and distribution, looting and blockades, destruction of crops and mining of agricultural land are but some of the common concomitants of emergencies. All too often, food is used as an instrument to exert pressure on populations and countries. In such situations, St

  • Transhumant grazing systems in temperate Asia (En)

    Transhumant grazing systems in temperate Asia (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together studies by national scientists on traditional transhumant grazing systems, emphasizing grazing management and overall land use. Focus is on two zones in temperate Asia: the Himalaya-Hindu Kush and the colder areas of China, Mongolia and parts of Central Asia. Under prevailing conditions, mobile herding is the only sustainable way the population can make best use

  • Bread wheat: improvement and production (En)

    Bread wheat: improvement and production (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesWheat is the most widely grown cereal crop in the world, with an ever increasing demand. It plays a fundamental role in food security, and a major challenge is to meet the additional requirements with new cultivars and improved cropping technologies. This book provides extensive information from a number of international experts on the current status of research on wheat improvement and

  • Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersOpuntias are multipurpose plants that are increasingly being used in agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid areas and are considered a key component for the productivity and sustainability of these regions. This publication, initially printed in Santiago for field purposes, presents current scientific and practical information on the use of the cactus Opuntia as forage for livestock

  • Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsEmpirical evidence has been accumulating that sustainable intensification of crop production is technically feasible and economically profitable. Added benefits are the improvement of the quality of the natural resources and protection of the environment in currently unimproved or degraded areas, provided farmers participate fully in all stages of technology development and extension. This has led to what is c

  • Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation (En)

    Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper.Methyl bromide (MeBr), used as a fumigant to control several soil-borne pests in various crops, is a strong ozone depleter, and governments and international agencies aware of the problem have agreed to establish a programme to phase out its use. As a result, some literature on new MeBr alternatives is available that describes the feasibility and disadvantages of each new pest control me

  • Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication deals with the study of extensive grazing lands and forage production systems and the assessment of grassland conditions and productivity. Although a complex subject, it is a very necessary one for the correct management of grazing lands and the design and execution of projects to improve sustainable extensive livestock production and enhance the living standards of trad