This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French ,Spanish and Russian versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-0061795). It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual Glossary provides a convenient reference source for researchers, students, technicians and ...
This" Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture" provides a consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms that are used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. It is intended to provide a convenient reference source for researchers, students and technicians, particularly those whose native language is not English. The Glossary can also be of value in discussions at ...
This book argues that the viability of many observed market and non-market interventions in agricultural products worldwide depends considerably on the underlying behaviour of the relevant commodity markets. Many of these policies have had distortive impacts, resulting in much discussion and controversy in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations.Despite the long history of studies of commodity
The main objective of this consultation was to review the scientific basis and procedures to establish effective post-release monitoring of genetically modified (GM) crops and develop guidelines to strengthen the capacities of member countries to design and carry out monitoring programmes. The major outputs of the meeting were: a review of scientific criteria and procedures that address the technical aspects of monitoring environmental effects ...
This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French and Spanish versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-104683-8). . It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual Glossary provides a convenient reference source for researchers, students, technicians and ...
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 Technical PapersThe last decade has witnessed a steady decline in the dollar values of many of the traditional agricultural export crops from developing countries and has highlighted the risks of depending upon a very narrow export base for foreign exchange earning. Breaking the dependence upon the traditional primary commodities and diversifying into higher value or added value exports is not easy. Thi
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
Data on the composition of foods are essential for a diversity of purposes in many fields of activity. "Food composition data" was produced as a set of guidelines to aid individuals and organizations involved in the analysis of foods, the compilation of data, data dissemination and data use. Its primary objective is to show how to obtain good-quality data that meet the requirements of the multiple users of food composition databases.The
PLA Notes (Notes on Participatory Learning and Action) is the world's leading series on participation. This special issue draws on a recent international workshop on learning and teaching participation in higher education (LTP), hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK. The workshop brought together experiences of teaching and learning participation not only in universities but also in other institutions of higher learning, e.g. ...
Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesAfrican animal trypanosomiasis affects the entire economy of livestock-agricultural production in vast zones of tsetse infested areas, and has, therefore, cultural and socio-economic implications on the day-to-day life of rural communities. This paper reviews a broad spectrum of socio-economic and cultural information on tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention and analyses it from several pers
Sustainability of economic development in Pakistan is heavily dependent on sustainable agricultural development. In this report, IUCN-Pakistan, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and the Pakistan Institute for Development Economics review the achievements of Pakistan's agriculture, and looks into the appropriateness of various policies in terms of sustainable development of agriculture and the health of the rural economy. The Pakistan ...
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
Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings of a regional technical meeting held in Budapest, Hungary from 6 to 10 March 2001. The meeting was organized and implemented by the Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár, Hungary, in close collaboration with FAO's Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service. In line with the Rome Declaration on World Food
Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) goes counter to the notion in force for thousands of years that soil must be cultivated before sowing or planting. Teaching the concept of CA, and examining methods and experiences of introducing it into farming practice, are essential for achieving the necessary changes in attitude and behaviour among present and future agricultural researchers, te
Series: Non-series titlesAvailable for the first time on CD-ROM, AGROVOC is the multilingual thesaurus for indexing and retrieving data in agricultural information systems, specifically the international cooperative systems AGRIS (International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology) and CARIS (Current Agricultural Research Information System), managed by FAO. Each language version of AGROVOC is presented as a s
Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings of a meeting organized and implemented by the Agricultural Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus in close collaboration with the Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service of FAO. In line with the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action, the meeting recognized that one of the major challenges facing most cou
Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersThe agricultural sector is closely linked to climate change. Agriculture has a significant impact on the process of climatic change while the latter has a potential effect on agricultural production. There is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the implications of climate change for agricultural production and the most effective ways to mitigate undesirable effects. The two studie
This study report identifies ways of making small-scale farmers, policy-makers and researchers more aware of the current and potential contribution of mechanisation to agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. It puts forward measures to promote the mechanisation of small and medium-sized farms and describes experiences of mechanisation in various sub-Saharan African countries.
Seminar synopsis, Dublin, Ireland, 1995This report summarises the papers presented at the seminar under four main themes: market orientation; value added and the nature of competitiveness; research; and education and training. The synopsis also provides a list of principles for market orientation, drafted by the participants.