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
This book, written for a broad audience, is the first comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the health of people living in and around forests, particularly in Asia, South America and Africa.Part I is a set of synthesis chapters, addressing policy, public health, environmental conservation, and ecological perspectives on health and forests including women and child health, medicinal plants and viral diseases such as Ebola,
Microbiological Risk Assessment SeriesProblems linked with pathogens in fresh produce, including the associated public health and trade implications, have been reported in a number of countries worldwide. Furthermore, from 1980 to 2004, the global production per annum of fruit and vegetables grew by 94% and they are a critical component of a healthy diet. Reported outbreaks associated with leafy vegetables and herbs have been notable fo
Desertificaton is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world's drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. Future of Drylands - an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO - address these issues and offers practical solutions ...
Series: FAO Legislative StudiesBiosecurity aims to facilitate the implementation of international obligations related to international trade and the protection of human, animal and plant life and health as well as the environment. It looks at the coordination of sectoral regulatory authorities in order to manage biological risks for food and agriculture in an efficient and holistic manner. Upgraded legislation is needed to align nationa
Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food supplies.
Throughout Africa, non-timber products (NTFPs) such as plants and bush meat are in daily use, providing crucial resources for local livelihoods. Despite research that has focused on NTFPs there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the importance of these forest products.
This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional and modern health care systems, but also alert the readers on the many problems and challeng
Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication, which was produced within the framework of the Date Production Support Programme in Namibia, updates and complements technical information included in earlier FAO publications: Dates: handling, processing and packaging (1962) and Date production and protection (1982). It should serve as a reference volume for research workers and a source of much more detailed informati
Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThe objectives of FAO's Special Programme, EMPRES, (i.e. Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases) which complements the Special Programme on Food Security, are in conformity with the World Food Summit Plan of Action. The Livestock-Diseases Component of EMPRES has set up an international panel of experts to provide technical advice and review activit
Series: FAO Legislative Studies This legislative study describes the new approach of the international plant quarantine system following the implementation of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures adopted in the framework of the Final Act which incorporated the results of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations. It demonstrates the renewed importance of the International Plant Protection Conve
Series: FAO Farm Systems Management Series This book aims to raise awareness of the role of wild plants in many farming systems, providing examples from different systems around the world. It describes the contribution of wild plants as a source of food, fuelwood, shelter, medicines and dyes and their role in income generation for the improved welfare of farm households and local people. Wild plants are also of paramount importance as s