Economists have long relied on cross-country regression analysis to identify the determinants of continued growth, but with only limited success. This book demonstrates the value of a different approach by drawing on the knowledge and understanding of local circumstances of researchers from the case-study countries.The editors isolate three attributes that appear to be associated with long-term growth. First, whatever the form of the de
Agricultural and Food Engineering Training and Resource Materials # 2There is clear evidence that higher quality produce fetches higher prices and simple post-harvest management practices can improve the quality of produce and increase farm income. In this regard, farmers can benefit greatly from advice and training in post-harvest management to maintain quality and add value to produce. This manual provides guidance on post-harvest man
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports # 904The workshop reviewed progress in post-harvest fish utilization in Africa and made recommendations to FAO, its member countries and institutes interested in fish utilization in Africa. The experts reviewed in particular fresh or live fish handling, fish processing, post-harvests loss assessment, quality and safety, and marketing and socio-economic issues. - L'atelier a passé en revue les progrè
INPhO provides information on post-production systems for an expanding range of products, from maturity to consumption. The INPhO CD-ROM 2004 allows offline use of the extensive INPhO virtual library, provides "Who's who in post-harvest" and the "INPhO cookbook" as browser-searchable databases, and presents the first 30 chapters of the Post-harvest Operations Compendium. - INPhO fournit des informations sur les systèmes de postproduction, de la ...
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe tenth Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT), which met from 30 May to 2 June 2006, recommended that a Technical Consultation be organized to review the draft Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fish Trade taking into account all relevant aspects of international trade in fish products. COFI:FT noted that the guidelines should further reflect the current environm
Five training manuals on "Simple Methods for Aquaculture" and the "Handbook on Small-scale Freshwater Fish Farming" are presented on the CD-ROM. These manuals are written in simple language, focusing on the practical aspects of semi-intensive fish culture in freshwaters from site selection and fish farm construction to the raising, final harvesting and marketing of the fish. They present methods and equipment useful not only to those responsible ...
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 ...
Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThese guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. They are addressed to decision-makers and policy-makers associated with conserving shark and other chondrichthyan species and with managing the harvest of these resources, but they should also be of interest to fishing industries and oth
Market development is key to raising the living standards of people who live in Vietnam’s uplands. Policies and development programmes to help farmers improve production and processing of forest and agricultural products will always be limited without parallel support to marketing. This study shows that efforts to assist farmers (and harvesters of natural produce) to get better and more reliable prices need to take into account full market ...
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersLarge pelagic fish are important to the small-scale, commercial and recreational fisheries in many Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. They are seen as an area with potential for growth. As most are transboundary, their management requires collaboration among countries in the context of international fisheries agreements. The FAO Technical Cooperation Programme project described in this report
Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsThis volume contains a glossary on terms and terminologies used in the rattan sector. The glossary is structured according to the following major sections: rattan resources (biology, management, plantations, harvesting); rattan as a raw material (transport, storage, grading and post-harvest handling, rattan trade); rattan processing (for local artisanal uses; for industrial level furniture manufacturing);
Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBasic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring the maintenance of quality and safety throughout the post-harvest chain. Specific examples ar
With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10-15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana Shield. The data, conclusions and recommendations on monitoring the chains of NTFPs from harvest to ...
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM provides training modules and other relevant material on water harvesting in five languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish), focusing on "runoff farming systems" for improved production of crops, trees and rangeland species in drought-prone areas. The training modules form the basis of in-country training workshops. The interactive menus allow the rapid c
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 Agricultural Services BulletinsThis manual is intended to serve as a guide to farmers and processors of fruits and vegetables in rural areas. It contains basic but valuable information on post-harvest handling and marketing operations and storage of fresh and processed products. It provides practical examples of preserving fruits and vegetables addressing a combination of factors, highlighting technology which, when combined
Tapping the Green Market explains the use and importance of market-based tools such as certification and eco-labelling for guaranteeing best management practices of NTFPs in the field. Using extensive case studies and global profiles of NTFPs, this book not only furthers our comprehension of certification processes but also broadens our understanding of NTFP management, harvesting and marketing.
This resource guide seeks to assist practitioners, local governments and community organizations to meet the challenges of post disaster reconstruction with the best possible understanding of the different issues in post disaster planning, and of the methods for developing evaluation tools.
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersProduct certification and ecolabelling are tools that can be used to support fisheries management. These tools, while interrelated and serving the same goal, have important differences as currently applied in fisheries. Product certification is commonly a measure mandated by governments, often mutually agreed upon by regional fisheries management organizations, in order to ensure that only legally h
Articles this issue: From terms of reference to participatory learning: using an evaluation’s creative space. ~Experience with PRA training and hands-on implementation: results of an ex-post study of PRA training courses. ~Tackling difficult issues: lessons from research in Ecuador. ~Force field analysis: applications in PRA.~ ‘Say it with pictures’: an account of a self-assessment process in a diary sector support project in Tanzania. ~Social ...