Integrated Crop Management # 6This publication is a report of a Workshop that brought together people from a wide range of institutions - farmers, researchers, extensionists, policy makers, donors - from 40 countries who share a common concern about the non-sustainability of ways in which farm land is now being used and who are convinced that this must change. The Workshop focused on the growing evidence of success in the adoption and s
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presents a compilation of information from literature reviews on the body of knowledge available from ongoing unpublished research, research reports and symposia carried out on various aspects of the importance, ecology, biology and control of weedy rices.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
Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsMost of the world's hunger and poverty occurs in rural areas. The use of fertilizers could improve agricultural productivity in these areas. However, many developing countries attach a low priority to the subsistence/smallholder sector, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Properly applied, fertilizer use is sustainable, not only improving agricultural productivity but also helping to
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
Series: FAO Commodities and Trade ProceedingsThe International Year of Rice (IYR) promotes improved production and access to this vital food crop, which feeds more than half the world's population while providing income for millions of rice producers, processors and traders. To celebrate IYR, FAO convened and international rice conference, which was open to the participation of governments, research institutions, non-governmental organi
Scarcity of information on biotechnology activities in developing countries has prompted FAO to build up an inventory of biotechnology products and techniques in use or in the pipeline in these countries. The inventory has been compiled and organized into a searchable online database entitled FAO-BioDeC (FAO Biotechnology in Developing Countries). This document presents a preliminary assessment and analysis of the status of development, adoption ...
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
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
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
This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplasm has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programmes. The authors explore the rationale and approaches ...
Series: CopublicationsThe staple diet of more than half the population in the world, rice is a crucial food crop on which there is a wealth of literature. But while much has been researched and written about the more common varieties of rice, far less attention has been paid to the special kind of rice which command high prices on international markets." Speciality rices of the world: breeding, production and marketing" has been compile
Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesMaize will continue to play a major role in food security in the future and demand for grain maize for animal feeding will increase greatly in the years to come. To cope with future demand, farmers in the tropics will have to boost their maize production and productivity. "Tropical maize, improvement and production" was prepared by maize specialists and former scientists of the Internati
White Maize: A Traditional Food Grain in Developing Countries is the result of a collaborative study conducted by FAO and CIMMYT. It reviews the current structure of the white maize economies in developing countries and analyzes the supply and demand situations, both current and protected. Several trends emerging from this analysis are discussed, along with possible implications for research. The paper also examines the major constraints to ...
Includes the following articles: ~1. Genealogies as a Method of Social Mapping in PRA - David Mosse and Mona Mehta. ~2. Are Some "Participatory" Techniques Culturally Biased? (Or: Are We Hooked on Mom's Apple Pie?) - Gerard J Gill. ~3.Community Self Survey - Huub Gaymans and Yanti Maskoen. ~4. Learning to Use RRA and PRA to Improve the Activities of Two Landcare Groups in Australia - Tony Dunn. ~5. Finding Out How People Prioritise Their Food ...