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  • Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Hides and skins from domestic livestock are potentially valuable agricultural products, especially suited for export. Their processing can provide employment and extra income for rural dwellers. This booklet outlines the opportunities for generating income by producing and trading hides and skins. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide advisory, business and technical ...

  • Farmers' Views on the Future of Food and Small Scale Producers (English)

    Farmers' Views on the Future of Food and Small Scale Producers (English)

    The outcomes of an electronic conference on the ‘Future of Food and Small Scale Producers’ are presented in this report. The electronic discussion primarily involved indigenous, small and family farmers, landless and fisherfolk as well as their representative organisations. The focus was on small-scale food producers – women and men who produce and harvest field and tree crops as well as livestock, fish and other aquatic organisms. The ...

  • Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    The 2006 Livestock Report Highlights critical issues that arise from the globalisation of the Livestock sector. It is the first of a series that aims to stimulate broad debate, and to this end it covers a wide spectrum of topics. Five papers take a global perspective on various topics (including the management of transboundary animal diseases, the future of small-scale dairying, animal genetic resources...) and one takes a snapshot of t

  • Setting up and running a school garden. A manual for teachers, parents and communities (English)

    Setting up and running a school garden. A manual for teachers, parents and communities (English)

    Adequate nutrition and education are key to the development of children and their future livelihoods. The reality facing millions of children, however, is that these essentials are far from being met. Schools can make an important contribution to countries' efforts to overcome hunger and malnutrition, and school gardens can help to improve the nutrition and education of children and their families in both rural and urban areas.FAO promo

  • The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    Small-scale family farming which has supported West Africans for thousands of years may be newly vulnerable under conditions of open, competitive global markets and processes of globalisation which transfer economic advantage to the rich nations. Since the early 1960s, long-term data series have evolved relating to many critical parameters of development. The purpose of this study is to examine some of the series relating to agriculture, with a ...

  • Primary aquatic animal health care in rural, small-scale, aquaculture development (En)

    Primary aquatic animal health care in rural, small-scale, aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document is the technical proceedings of a regional workshop held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 27-30 September 1999. The workshop largely focused on understanding the impacts of aquatic animal health risks associated with rural, small-scale aquaculture and enhanced fisheries and evaluating their impacts on rural livelihoods. The workshop also attempted to derive appropriate management intervention

  • Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Policies for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: A Case Study of Bangladesh's Shrimp Fa

    Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Policies for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: A Case Study of Bangladesh's Shrimp Fa

    Bangladesh, Trade Liberalization, Environmental Impact, Shrimp Farming, Sustainable Development The present study seeks to analyze the trend and structure of the export-oriented shrimp culture industry in Bangladesh against the backdrop of trade policy reform, undertake a simple cost-benefit analysis to assess the environmental impact of shrimp cultivation, and set forth a policy package for sustainable shrimp culture, integrating environmen