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15 years in Afghanistan
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
Emerging from decades of war in 2002, Afghanistan and its rich agricultural history were in need of urgent repair and reinvigoration. Since that time, FAO has been operating in the country to rehabiliate irrigation infrastructure, build new dairy and wheat seed industries, improve livestock health, help smallholders diversify their crops and add higher-value products, halt deforestation and help the country adapt to climate change. This report presents highlights from the work carried out over the past 15 years, featuring stories and testimonials from satisfied FAO&#...
agricultural transformation.png.jpgAgricultural Transformation Centres in Africa - Practical guidance to promote inclusive agro-industrial development
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
Over the next ten years, the African rural space will be the theatre of profound changes as the activities envisaged for agricultural transformation are drastically scaled up. Increased food demand and changing consumption habits driven by demographic factors, such as population growth and urbanization, are already leading to a rapid increase of net food imports, opening a huge opportunity for the agribusiness sector of many African countries. Against this backdrop and in line with its mission to spur sustainable economic development and social progress, the Afr...
Angola : Public Expenditure Review, Volume 1. Policy Briefing
Economic & Sector Work :: Public Expenditure Review; Economic & Sector Work, Created By World Bank; European Commission; Food and Agriculture Organization; United Nations Children’s Fund; United Nations Development Program; World Health Organization and Published By Washington, DC
Angola : Public Expenditure Review, Volume 2. Sectoral Review
Economic & Sector Work :: Public Expenditure Review; Economic & Sector Work, Created By World Bank; European Commission; Food and Agriculture Organization; United Nations Children’s Fund; United Nations Development Program; World Health Organization and Published By Washington, DC
Aquaculture development. 9. Development of aquatic genetic resources: A framework of essential criteria
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in French; English language
Aquatic genetic resources play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as to sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, FAO Members have highlighted the limitations and constraints that they face in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve such resources as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used. The main issues are limited information, inadequate national capacities and expertise, and inadequate legislation and policy frameworks. In recognition of these needs, this framework&#...
Dynamic development, shifting demographics and changing diets
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This publication looks at the implications of the societal changes that are transforming Asia and the Pacific. The region is experiencing major demographic shifts and urbanizing rapidly. E-agriculture technologies such as remote sensing, drones and sensors are emerging, with implications for the entire food system and management of the natural resource base. Structural transformation of the economy has also changed the nature of the food security problem. Earlier, many governments thought that producing more staple food was sufficient to improve food security. However, to...
978-92-5-131855-3.jpg.jpgLa situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2019
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in French language
Les produits forestiers non-ligneux - De la restauration des terres à la génération de revenus
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in French language
Mainstreaming efficient legume seed systems in Eastern Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
Legumes are important components of sustainable farming systems. They are useful to diversify and intensify cropping systems; fix atmospheric nitrogen and improve soil health; act as rotation crops; increase and diversify smallholder incomes; and lower the carbon footprint, mitigating climate change. Legumes can therefore play a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, as this publication points out, their production is challenged by various policy, regulatory, institutional and technical factors, including a lack of attention from the public sector an...
9789251311257.jpg.jpgNature-Based Solutions for agricultural water management and food security
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
Accessibility to clean and sufficient water resources for agriculture is key in feeding the steadily increasing world population in a sustainable manner. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising contribution to enhance availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while simultaneously striving to preserve the integrity and intrinsic value of the ecosystems. Implementing successful NBS for water management, however, is not an easy task, since many ecosystems are already severely degraded and exploited beyond their regenerative capacity. Furthermor...
Non-timber forest products: from restoration to income generation
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The Action Against Desertification project supports Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. The project promotes community-based restoration approaches along value chains - from the seed to the market - for several economically significant non-timber forest products. Some of these products are particularly important because they can be produced across most of the core area of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative. This publication presents an overview...
Pesticide residues in food 2018 - Report 2018 - Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This meeting, held in Berlin, Germany, on 18-27 September 2018, reviewed pesticide use patterns and good agricultural practices, data on the chemistry and composition of the pesticides, and methods of analysis for pesticide residues and recommended maximum residue levels. The report also contains information on acceptable daily intakes and acute reference doses of pesticides for humans, and general principles for the evaluation of pesticides. The recommendations of the joint FAO and WHO meeting, including further research and information, are proposed for use by Mem...
Programa mundial del censo agropecuario 2020
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in Spanish language
Programme mondial du recensement de l'agriculture 2020
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in French language
Regulating labour and safety standards in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The general labour and employment laws of many countries do not necessarily take into account the special circumstances of those who work in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors, whereas legislation governing these sectors tends not to integrate appropriate labour standards. This becomes even more of a concern where there is a general weakness in inter-sectoral and inter-institutional coordination mechanisms. This Legislative Study seeks to respond to these challenges by providing guidance on the integration of internationally accepted labour standards into national ...
The Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in French; English language
FAO's Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool (GRAST) is designed to support providers of rural advisory services in their efforts to develop gender-sensitive programmes. By undertaking a gender assessment of rural advisory services at policy, organizational and individual levels, GRAST provides entry points for improving the gender-responsiveness of the design and delivery of advisory services in a truly transformative manner. Its ultimate objective is to ensure that rural advisory services respond to the needs and priorities of both rural women and men&#...
The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018 provides a comprehensive overview of regional and subregional trends in Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries. Bringing together data and indicators submitted by contracting and cooperating non-contracting parties to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) on stock status, national catches, fleet and socio-economic aspects, this report aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date information to a wide audience and support decision-making in fisheries. It begins with an analysis of the current compos...
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenc...
Water stress and human migration: a global, georeferenced review of empirical research
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This report assesses and maps 184 peer-reviewed, empirical research articles selected for their focus on linkages between water stress and human migration. First and most importantly, this literature asserts that migration is an extremely common social process and is normal in almost every society on earth. Moreover, environment- influenced migration is rarely (if ever) a resource threat to the regions to which people move. The literature does, however, observe that negative social outcomes can result from narratives that stigmatize migrants and/or cast migrants as&#...
World Food and Agriculture - Statistical Pocketbook 2018
Book/Monograph, Created By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization in English language
This pocketbook presents, at a glance, selected key indicators on agriculture and food security, and is meant to serve as an easy-to- access and quick reference for all stakeholders and partners involved in policy formulation or decision making processes. The indicators are presented in two sections, one thematic and one country-specific; they are organized along four main themes: 1) The setting, which measures the state of the agricultural resource base by assessing the supply of land, labour, capital and inputs; 2) Hunger dimensions, to gauge the&#...