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  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • Animal Feed Impact on Food Safety. Report of the FAO/WHO Expert meeting. FAO Headquarters, Rome, 8-12 October 2007 (En)

    Animal Feed Impact on Food Safety. Report of the FAO/WHO Expert meeting. FAO Headquarters, Rome, 8-12 October 2007 (En)

    The role of animal feed in the production of safe food is recognized worldwide, and several events have underlined its impact on public health, feed and food trade, and food security. The Expert Meeting was convened to review current knowledge on animal feed and its impact on food safety, and provide orientation and advice on this matter to international organizations. This is the report of the meeting, with the experts' conclusions and ...

  • Building an ecosystem approach to aquaculture - FAO/Univesitat de les Balears Expert Workshop 7-11 May 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Building an ecosystem approach to aquaculture - FAO/Univesitat de les Balears Expert Workshop 7-11 May 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Aquaculture growth worldwide involves the expansion of cultivated areas, a higher density of aquaculture installations and farmed individuals, and greater use of feed resources produced outside the immediate culture area. These proceedings present the output of a workshop and include contributed papers on: definitions, principles, scales and management measures, human dimensions, economic implications and legal implications that are relevant for ...

  • Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries (En)

    Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It comprises case studies in six Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) and an overall synthesis ending with conclusions and recommendations. The systems studied inclu

  • Feed supplementation blocks. Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture (En)

    Feed supplementation blocks. Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersIn facing ever more limited resources and changing market conditions and in the attempt to enhance productivity for strengthening livelihoods, many technologies have been used to improve feed use and animal performance at the faro level. A particularly successful example, in terms of both geographic range of use and relative simplicity in formulation and preparation, is the urea-molasses mu

  • Fish and Fishery Products. World apparent consumption statistics based on food balance sheets (1961-2003) - vol Rev 8 (English)

    Fish and Fishery Products. World apparent consumption statistics based on food balance sheets (1961-2003) - vol Rev 8 (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries CircularsThis document summarizes more than four decades of statistics of apparent consumption of fish and fishery products based on supply/utilization accounts for 223 countries, six continental aggregates, four economic groupings and world totals. Data are given for total and per capita supply in live weight on a yearly basis. Indicative nutritional values in terms of animal and total proteins are also provided.

  • On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet is directed at the farm situation, providing advice that can be used to avoid mycotoxin contamination before food leaves the farm. The booklet describes what mycotoxins are, how they are produced and how to recognise signs of their presence. It provides advice to enable farmers to minimise the risk from mould contamination whilst the crop is growing, during harvest and thr

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional reviews (Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa), a global synthesis as well as the fin

  • Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    This paper examines the impact of the promotion of agri-business on small holder farmers in the Niayes area of Senegal. The Niayes area was chosen because of the development of commercial farming in the region and because the expansion of peri-urban areas has created growing markets for agricultural produce. This work is part of IIED’s programme on transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms which aims to feed into ...

  • Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food supplies.

  • Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ProceedingsThis Consultation included talks by experts on the overview of world protein needs and supply; scientific aspects of protein nutrition of farm animals; local protein resources and supplementation for livestock production; the agricultural alternatives for the production of increased supplies of protein feeds from oilseeds, legumes and by-products; and innovative developments in the pro

  • Safety assessment of foods derived from genetically modified animals, including fish (En)

    Safety assessment of foods derived from genetically modified animals, including fish (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThe report of the FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the Safety Assessment of Foods derived from Genetically Modified Animals, including Fish (GM animals) provides advice on the topic to FAO and WHO and their Member States. The consultation focused on discussing what strategies are appropriate and applicable to the food safety assessment of GM animals and addressed issues originating from the production

  • Aquaculture development. 1. Good aquaculture feed manufacturing practice (En)

    Aquaculture development. 1. Good aquaculture feed manufacturing practice (En)

    Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThe guidelines in this series were compiled for FAO in support of Article 9 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) concerning Aquaculture Development, and in particular in support of Article 9.4.3 of the CCRF concerning the selection and use of feeds and additives. The guidelines cover a range of issues, ranging from ingredient purchasing, processing, bulk storag

  • Assessing quality and safety of animal feeds (En)

    Assessing quality and safety of animal feeds (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication provides the most recent information on the impact of animal feeds on food quality, food safety and the environment and thus improves the basis for managing such risks, which are increasibgly at the center of public and individual consuner attention. The book brings together in printed form six reviews from the FAO Electronic Journal AGRIPPA (www.fao.org/agrippa ).

  • Know to move, move to know. Ecological knowledge and herd movement strategies among the Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger (En)

    Know to move, move to know. Ecological knowledge and herd movement strategies among the Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger (En)

    The present case study sets out the vital role that local knowledge plays in conserving biodiversity and ecosystems function in semi-arid rangelands. This study describes in detail the activities of the Wodaabe nomads, who strive to promote the prosperity of their herds through pastoral mobility and labour. The latter comprises many tasks such as driving animals to graze, watering animals at wells, feeding them minerals, searching for ...

  • Manual on the application on the HACCP system in mycotoxin prevention and control (En)

    Manual on the application on the HACCP system in mycotoxin prevention and control (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThe manual provides guidance on the application of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to the prevention and control of mycotoxin contamination of foods and feed. After a brief introduction on the nature of mycotoxins and their effects on human and animal health, the document describes the HACCP system, as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Six examples (yellow maiz