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  • 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presents a compilation of information from literature reviews on the body of knowledge available from ongoing unpublished research, research reports and symposia carried out on various aspects of the importance, ecology, biology and control of weedy rices.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

  • Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Series: FAO review of agricultural commodity policiesThis is the first issue of a new series dealing with agricultural commodity policies. It includes the third review of policies that have influenced basic food commodity markets, covering 2003 and 2004, a period of particular interest as it coincides with the end of the implementation of the Uruguay Round WTO Agreement and with an intensification of the Delta Round multilateral negotia

  • Commodity Market Review 2005-2006 (English)

    Commodity Market Review 2005-2006 (English)

    The purpose of the biennial publication Commodity Market Review (CMR) is to analyse in depth a set of issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for its member countries, from viewpoints of both the developed, as well as the developing countries. One of the main reasons for the lack of progress in the period following the Uruguay Round, as well as the slow progress in the current ...

  • Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    This publication aims to document the progress made in the advance use of rice genetic resources in Latin America. It presents a series of theoretical and practical examples, written by experts in their field, of how novel use of a broad genetic base and application of population breeding methods can help push the rice crop's production beyond its current yield plateau. The international community, especially today, should seek to encourage the ...

  • Proceedings of the FAO Rice Conference 2004. Rice in global markets. Rome, 12-13 February 2004 (English)

    Proceedings of the FAO Rice Conference 2004. Rice in global markets. Rome, 12-13 February 2004 (English)

    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

  • Rice is Life. International Year of Rice 2004 and its implementation (English)

    Rice is Life. International Year of Rice 2004 and its implementation (English)

    The United Nations General Assembly declared during its 57th session the International Year of Rice 2004: never before had a single crop achieved such recognition from the global community. The first part of this book presents the International Year of Rice and hundreds of events that took place worldwide in 2004 to implement the Year with the enthusiastic and extensive participation of people from rural and urban areas, developed and developing ...

  • Analysis of the food consumption of Japanese households (En)

    Analysis of the food consumption of Japanese households (En)

    Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersJapan, as one of the largest importers of foods and agricultural products, is a big player in the world agricultural market. Over the last several decades, changes in the Japanese food consumption pattern have altered the food balance sheets in Japan. Japanese have been eating less rice but more meat, and these trends have important implications for predicting the future agricultural tra

  • Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersGenotype x environment interactions, leading to inconsistency of best-yielding material across cropping environments, challenges plant breeders and complicates cultivar recommendation. However, it may also offer opportunities, e.g. raising yields through material specifically adapted to a given area or crop management practice, or limiting yield reduction in unfavourable years through th

  • Speciality rices of the world. Breeding, production and marketing (En)

    Speciality rices of the world. Breeding, production and marketing (En)

    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

  • Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    The Office of Niger (ON) in Mali is one of the largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has provided a much improved source of income for rice farmers. Production in the ON has recently diversified, and farmers have started supplementing their income by growing vegetables on the rice fields in the dry season. The scheme is currently being expanded, which should improve rural people’s livelihoods. However, this could have negative ...

  • Upland rice - vol 20 (En)

    Upland rice - vol 20 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.

  • Wet paddy or swamp rice - vol 21 (En)

    Wet paddy or swamp rice - vol 21 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.