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  • Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits. The example of banana industry

    Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits. The example of banana industry

    Certification is a written guarantee by an independent certification agency that a product meets the criteria or requirements contained in a certain standard. An increasing proportion of the bananas that are traded internationally are certified to voluntary standards. This report describes the main patterns of international trade in certified bananas, and examines the market situation and prospects of certified organic and fair-trade bananas. ...

  • Malawi's green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty

    Malawi's green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty

    This study surveys a thriving, albeit largely informal, SMFE sector in Malawi. It looks in detail at four promising subsectors: timber, cane furniture, tree fruit juices and woodcarving. This adds to, but does not investigate further, the vast SMFE fuelwood and charcoal trade, Malawi’s third largest industry, which was the subject of a previous report in this series. It describes the challenges of growing pressure on the forest resource, weak ...

  • Setting up and running a small fruit or vegetable processing enterprise

    Setting up and running a small fruit or vegetable processing enterprise

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and managing staff, finances and business strategy. Guidance to different types of processing is included, ...

  • Setting up and running a small-scale dairy processing business

    Setting up and running a small-scale dairy processing business

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and managing staff, finances and business strategy. Guidance to different types of processing is included, ...

  • Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    In recent years, the poverty rate among fruit farmers in the rural Mekong Delta has declined more rapidly than among all rural households in the region and in Vietnam. This is despite huge fluctuations in export markets for fruit in the last decade. The findings from this case study in three rural settlements in Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces suggest that the main driver of rural development is a positive reciprocal relationship between ...

  • Guidance for packing, shipping, holding and release of sterile flies in area-wide fruit fly control programmes (En)

    Guidance for packing, shipping, holding and release of sterile flies in area-wide fruit fly control programmes (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThere has been little harmonization of the processes involved in the handling and release of sterile insects after production in mass rearing facilities. There are no standard guidelines available to transfer this technology to FAO or IAEA member countries that want to embark on sterile insect technique (SIT) activities. There is also increased interest by the private sector in investing

  • Private standards in the United States and European Union markets for fruit and vegetables. Implications for developing countries (En)

    Private standards in the United States and European Union markets for fruit and vegetables. Implications for developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Commodity StudiesOver the past 20 years the number of standards and certification programmes for agricultural production has grown rapidly. Producers who want to export are confronted not only by a plethora of import regulations, but also within import countries by different niche markets for which specific requirements have to be fulfilled. This report gives an overview of standards and certification programmes relevant for

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database. Rev. 1. (CD-ROM) (English)

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database. Rev. 1. (CD-ROM) (English)

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database is part of the FAO activities aimed at enhancing information access and exchange as means to improve the safe production, harvesting, handling, storage, transport and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetable. The database focuses on resource materials and training activities, and has been structured so that the users will understand the relations between quality and safety issues.T

  • Integrated soil and water management for orchard development. Role and importance (English)

    Integrated soil and water management for orchard development. Role and importance (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water BulletinsThis publication contains the proceedings of an international seminar held in May 2004 at the Univesity of Teramo (Italy). It discusses the role and importance of integrated soil and water management in orchards (vineyards and olive orchards) and it is intended to highlight the better use of resources. This publication will contribute to raising awareness of the possibilities for the better use of rai

  • Manual for the preparation and sale of fruits and vegetables. From field to market (En)

    Manual for the preparation and sale of fruits and vegetables. From field to market (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on the other hand, producers must compete in an increasingly demanding global market for non traditional and off-season fruits and vegetables. Produc

  • Production and export of organic fruit and vegetables in Asia (English)

    Production and export of organic fruit and vegetables in Asia (English)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the International Seminar on Producing and Exporting Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Asia that was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2003.It describes the market situation and outlook for organic horticultural products, the opportunities offered by the main import markets (North America, the Europea

  • Date palm cultivation (Revised version) (En)

    Date palm cultivation (Revised version) (En)

    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

  • World markets for organic fruit and vegetables. Opportunities for developing countries in the production and export of organic horticultural products

    World markets for organic fruit and vegetables. Opportunities for developing countries in the production and export of organic horticultural products

    Series: Non-series titlesSince the mid-1990s the market for organic foods has been expanding rapidly and, among these products, organic fruit and vegetables have been growing the fastest. The publication " World markets for organic fruit and vegetables" presents the recent findings of a joint FAO/ITC/CTA study on international trade in fresh organic fruit and vegetables. It provides detailed information on demand for these products in t