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  • Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, ...

  • ETo Calculator - Evapotranspiration from a reference surface (CD-ROM)

    ETo Calculator - Evapotranspiration from a reference surface (CD-ROM)

    FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMReference evapotranspiration (ETo) is defined as the rate of evapotranspiration from a hypothetical grass reference crop closely resembling an extensive surface of 8 to 15cm tall, green grass cover of uniform height, actively growing, completely shading the ground and not short of water. The main function of the ETo calculator software is to calculate ETo from meteorological data according

  • Irrigation in the Middle East region in figures - AQUASTAT Survey - 2008

    Irrigation in the Middle East region in figures - AQUASTAT Survey - 2008

    FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 18 countries of the Middle East region, and it a

  • Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French ,Spanish and Russian versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-0061795). It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual Glossary provides a convenient reference source for researchers, students, technicians and ...

  • Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes. Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

    Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes. Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

    In recent years, development policy has responded to an increasing concern about natural resource degradation by setting up innovative payment for environmental services (PES) programs in developing countries. PES programs use market and institutional incentives in order to meet both environmental and poverty alleviation objectives. However, their optimal design, implications for the rural poor, and how these initiatives integrate into ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries.  It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, global and local environmental impacts, agricultural commodity prices impacts, and implications for agricultural development, poverty and hunger. It also ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Arabic )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Arabic )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security? The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of biofuels, global and ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Chinese )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Chinese )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security?  The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of biofuels, global and ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Russian )

    State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities ( Russian )

    Can biofuels help achieve energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote rural development? Do biofuels threaten land, water, biodiversity, and food security? The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of biofuels, global and ...

  • Towards an African common market for agricultural products

    Towards an African common market for agricultural products

    This study examines the key legal and economic issues involved in establishing an African Union Common Market in Agricultural Products. In particular, it examines how national and regional policies and instruments can be used to foster trade in strategic products and recommends strategies as to how the goal of a continental common market might be attained. The analysis reveals that there exists a broad consensus that increased inter-regional ...

  • Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultural trade has been and continues to be a major factor determining food security outcomes in Caribbean countries. In these small open economies, exports are essential to income-earning opportunities, while imports provide a large component of the food supply. This book examines various dimensions of trade policy and related issues of relevance to the countries in the region and presents policy instruments to address trade and food ...

  • Conservation Agriculture...when agriculture is profitable and sustainable. - Agricultura de Conservación...cuando la agricultura es rentable y sosteni

    Conservation Agriculture...when agriculture is profitable and sustainable. - Agricultura de Conservación...cuando la agricultura es rentable y sosteni

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains detailed information and literature about Conservation Agriculture to improve the knowledge base of those interested in this concept of sustainable agriculture. It will provide technical staff as well as policy-makers with information and arguments that will help to support, promote and introduce Conservation Agriculture.[System requirements: Pentium PC process

  • Demand for products of irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Demand for products of irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsIf irrigated production is to make a significant contribution to food security and economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa, it will have to be re-structured across the region as a whole. This is the main conclusion of a study undertaken by FAO to analyse the drivers of demand for irrigated production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Steeply rising commercial food import bills for staple crops across SSA are indicative

  • Global map of irrigation areas (version 4.o.1) (En)

    Global map of irrigation areas (version 4.o.1) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMIn global studies related to water use, food production or climate change, knowing the location of irrigate agriculture is important in order to assess better the impact of water use on the available water resources. The Global map of irrigation areas shows the amount of area equipped for irrigation around the turn of the tewnty-firts century as a percentage of the total area on a

  • Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. A revised and augmented edition of the

    Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. A revised and augmented edition of the

    This" Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture" provides a consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms that are used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. It is intended to provide a convenient reference source for researchers, students and technicians, particularly those whose native language is not English. The Glossary can also be of value in discussions at ...

  • Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques. Second edition (En)

    Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques. Second edition (En)

    Increasing the efficiency of water use and enhancing agricultural water productivity at all levels of the production chains are becoming priorities in a growing number of countries. In particular, shifting to modern on-farm irrigation practices can contribute to a substantial increase in both water use efficiency and water productivity. The objective of this handbook is to provide a practical guide on the use of pressurized irrigation techniques ...

  • Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThis monograph is part of a series of reports that explain how techniques of spatial analysis can be used to investigate poverty and environment links worldwide. It combines rural population distribution data contained in the global rural population database for the year 2000 with methods and results of the "Global agro-ecological assessment for agriculture in the 21st century", in order t

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version) (Ar)

    State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version) (Ar)

    Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. "The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture" (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (En)

    State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (En)

    Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. "The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture" (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to ...