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  • Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Policy assistance series # 7In this report FAO establishes, based on contemporary and historical precedents, the need for developing countries to adopt policies that ensure strong complimentarity between targeted public-sector interventions and private sector roles. The report provides a wide range of examples and highlights three important lessons. First, in all the now developed countries, governments, at the early stages of economic

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presents a compilation of information from literature reviews on the body of knowledge available from ongoing unpublished research, research reports and symposia carried out on various aspects of the importance, ecology, biology and control of weedy rices.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

  • Quality declared seed system (En)

    Quality declared seed system (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe quality declared seed system, as presented in the 1993 FAO Plant Production and Production Paper No. 117, has been widely used and consulted. It has proved to be particularly useful for those working in the field of emergency seed supply and as a source of practical information on seed standards for a range of crop species. The system provided an alternative for seed quality assuranc

  • Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsSmall grain mixtures are the mainstay of bird food. Most of the grain species used in these mixtures are of tropical and subtropical origin or could be produced in the tropics and subtropics. Their cultivation, processing and marketing open diverse opportunities for small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in developing countries. The purpose of this report is to give an overview o

  • Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    This publication focuses on women’s roles in saving and reproducing seed in the drylands of the Deccan Plateau, in South India. Detailed farmers’ accounts of why seed-saving is essential emphasise the interconnectedness between self-reliance in seed, crop diversity and nutrition. By extension, the realms of food culture and religious rituals (which entail the use of traditional crops) are also linked to seed autonomy. What is most significant ...

  • Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers (English)

    Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers (English)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersFAO, through its Seed and Plant Genetics Resources Service, is conducting a series of expert consultations, workshops and conferences to generate ideas, develop methodologies and facilitate initiatives aimed at strengthening on-farm seed multiplication (the informal seed system), thereby addressing the seed security needs of smallholder farmers. As in sub-Saharan Africa, the informal see

  • Towards effective and sustainable seed relief activities (En)

    Towards effective and sustainable seed relief activities (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe workshop "Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities" was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, 26-28 May, 2003. The aim of the workshop was to improve the effectiveness of seed relief interventions and the contribution they can make to sustainable improvements in seed, food and livelihood security. The workshop brought together over 70 stakeholders from FAO, relief agencies, donors,

  • Weed management for developing countries. Addendum 1 (En)

    Weed management for developing countries. Addendum 1 (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersIn 1994 FAO published " Weed management for developing countries" , to make available the most relevant information on weed management. As there have been several new developments on weed management, FAO has updated the available information in this new publication on improved weed management. Weed management does not consist solely in the use of herbicides: other methods exist. The pape

  • Bread wheat: improvement and production (En)

    Bread wheat: improvement and production (En)

    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

  • Seed policy and programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and other Countries in Transition (En)

    Seed policy and programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and other Countries in Transition (En)

    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

  • Seed policy and programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Seed policy and programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings of the Regional Technical Meeting on Seed Policy and Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico from 20 to 24 March 2000. In line with the Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources adopted in Leipzig, the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action, the Mee

  • Fermented grain legumes, seeds and nuts. A global perspective (En)

    Fermented grain legumes, seeds and nuts. A global perspective (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin reviews the production of meat substitutes, condiments and bread-like products in various regions of the world, through the fermentation of grain legumes, seeds and nuts. Such traditional fermentation technologies, which are rapidly being lost, improve the nutritional quality and palatability of these protein-rich foods, while reducing levels of their toxic constituents and fuel r

  • Intellectual property rights, trade and biodiversity : seeds and plant varieties

    Intellectual property rights, trade and biodiversity : seeds and plant varieties

    Plant genetic resources are crucial for world agriculture, food security and the global economy. They are vital for the pharmaceutical industry and are important assests for developing countries rich in biodiversity. The patents and intellectual property rights (IPRs) associated with the development of new products are critical to trade in these resources. The relevant international agreements are discussed : the Convention on Biological ...

  • Seed policy and programmes for Asia and the Pacific (En)

    Seed policy and programmes for Asia and the Pacific (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings a meeting organized and implemented by the Asia & Pacific Seed Association and the Department of Agricultural Extension of the Ministry of Agriculture in Bangkok, Thailand in close collaboration with the Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service of the FAO. In line with the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of

  • Seed policy and programmes in the Near East and North Africa (En)

    Seed policy and programmes in the Near East and North Africa (En)

    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

  • The role of smallholder farmers in seed production systems

    The role of smallholder farmers in seed production systems

    Study visit report, Zimbabwe, 1999The report outlines the study visit objectives and planning, and analyses Zimbabwe's seed production system, with particular reference to the informal sector. It summarises the site visits and analyses seed production systems elsewhere in Southern and Eastern Africa.

  • The role of smallholder farmers in seed production systems

    The role of smallholder farmers in seed production systems

    Study visit summary report, Zimbabwe, 1999The study visit was organised to expose the participants (selected from national seed programmes in eight Eastern and Southern African countries) to efforts being made in Zimbabwe to help smallholder farmers improve their seed production and utilisation practices.

  • Restoring farmer's seed systems in disaster situations (En )

    Restoring farmer's seed systems in disaster situations (En )

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Papers Planned conservation and utilization of local crop genetic resources is of prime importance for food security, as it permits small-scale farmers of developing countries to have permanent access to seed and planting material adapted to their region. Conservation of and access to these resources are most important in disaster-prone areas, as farmers in these regions often lose all of thei