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  • Growing vegetables for home and market

    Growing vegetables for home and market

    Vegetables that are easy to grow - potatoes, onions, tomatoes - provide economic, social and nutritional advantages and can make significant differences to smallholder livelihoods. With this booklet, policy-makers and development personnel will recognize the opportunities that are available for producing and marketing quality vegetables. [The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide ...

  • 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, ...

  • Crops, browse and pollinators in Africa. An initial stock-taking (En)

    Crops, browse and pollinators in Africa. An initial stock-taking (En)

    Pollination is an ecosystem service that is key to food security. Pollinators are essential for many fruit and vegetable crops. In agriculture, especially amongst pollen-limited crops, promoting pollination services is a means of increasing productivity without resorting to expensive agricultural inputs of pesticides or herbicides. As wild ecosystems are increasingly converted to more human-dominated uses to meet the compelling demand of food ...

  • Implementing programmes to improve safety and quality in fruit and vegetables supply chains: benefits and drawbacks - Latin America case studies (En)

    Implementing programmes to improve safety and quality in fruit and vegetables supply chains: benefits and drawbacks - Latin America case studies (En)

    Latin American case studies on "Implementing programmes to improve safety and quality in fruit and vegetables supply chains: benefits and drawbacks" provide guidelines to improve understanding of the factors that facilitate and/or hamper the implementation of safety and quality improvements on the part of fruit and vegetable producers, especially small-scale ones, and also of the need to propose integrated solutions that take account of the ...

  • 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

  • Freezing of fruits and vegetables. An agribusiness alternative for rural and semi-rural areas (English)

    Freezing of fruits and vegetables. An agribusiness alternative for rural and semi-rural areas (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis manual provides basic and essential information on freezing technology to preserve fruits and vegetables in small-scale operations. Practical examples demonstrating the application of the technology are given to provide a better understanding of the processes. Freezing is the most widely used method of food preservation permitting retention of quality of the products during long periods of

  • 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

  • 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

  • Contract Farming in India: Impacts on women and child workers

    Contract Farming in India: Impacts on women and child workers

    Only available on subscription. Back copies are downloadable from www.iied.orgUnder contract farming arrangements, landowners or tenants have contracts with agribusiness marketing and/or processing firms who specify prices, timing, quality and quantity/acreage of the produce to be delivered. Workers employed by contract producers tend to experience poor terms and conditions, especially women workers, and there is an increasing incidence

  • Biodrainage. Principles, experiences and applications. IPTRID Knowledge Synthesis Report No. 6 - May 2002 (En)

    Biodrainage. Principles, experiences and applications. IPTRID Knowledge Synthesis Report No. 6 - May 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesBiodrainage relies on vegetation, rather than mechanical means, to remove excess water. It is economically attractive because it require only an initial investment for planting the vegetation, and when established, the system could produce economic returns by means of fodder, wood or fibre harvested. This publication is a compilation of existing information, both formally published and unpublished literature.

  • Farmers’ Markets in Tamil Nadu: Increasing Options for Rural Producers, Improving Access for Urban ConsumersRural Urban Working Paper 8

    Farmers’ Markets in Tamil Nadu: Increasing Options for Rural Producers, Improving Access for Urban ConsumersRural Urban Working Paper 8

    This paper examines the organisation and functioning of state-sponsored fruit and vegetables farmers’ markets in selected urban centres of Tamil Nadu. The study assessed actual and potential contributions to more viable livelihoods for small and marginal farmers, and to increased food security for low-income urban groups.This paper examines the organisation and functioning of state-sponsored fruit and vegetables farmers’ markets in sele

  • Technology of making cheese from camel milk (Camelus dromedarius), (The). (En)

    Technology of making cheese from camel milk (Camelus dromedarius), (The). (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersResearch has shown that the camel is the most efficient domestic animal for converting vegetative matter into work, milk and meat. Camel milk is already used for human consumption, in its fresh or fermented forms or as butter, but only rarely as cheese. Camel milk is more technically difficult to process than milk from other domestic animals and some researchers have even claimed that camel

  • 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

  • Vegetable seedling production manual (En)

    Vegetable seedling production manual (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis document was prepared to emphasize the importance of high-quality and true-to-type seedlings as a component of integrated production and pest management (IPPM) for increased crop productivity. The text reviews the current technologies for the production of healthy and vigorous transplants including the use of available local materials and substrates. The manual aims at disseminating

  • 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 ...