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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 111
Red Palm Weevil: Guidelines on management practices
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
These guidelines describe the biology and host range of red palm weevil (RPW) and address all aspects of integrated pest management (IPM), including surveillance, phytosanitary measures, early detection, pheromone trapping protocols, preventive and curative chemical treatments, removal and safe disposal of severely infested palms, and best agricultural practices to mitigate attacks by this lethal pest of palms. Since gaining a foothold on date palm in the Near East during the mid-1980s, the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier, has spread rapidly over the&#...
The State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
In light of the critical role of conservation, sustainable use and development of aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) for the future supply of fish, this publication provides the first ever global assessment of AqGR. It presents a snapshot of the current status of AqGR, drawing on 92 reports from FAO member countries and five specially commissioned background studies, with reporting countries representing 96 percent of global aquaculture production. The report constitutes a valuable technical reference document, providing standardized terminology and concepts. It covers cultured&...
Guidelines for personal protection when handling and applying pesticides
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This manual seeks to reduce exposure to pesticides thanks to effective personal protection, with special attention to the use of Personal Protective Equipment. In addition to providing technical information on personal protection and on the selection and use of relevant equipment, it addresses underlying policy issues. Typically, over 40 percent of the population in low and middle-income countries works in agriculture. Poverty, limited education and literacy, distances, poor access to medical assistance and ineffective extension systems are among the factors that affect ...
Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest-dependent people
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This publication provides practical guidance for carrying out forest vulnerability assessments in the context of climate change. It describes the elements to be considered for different time horizons and outlines a structured approach for conducting assessments. The framework will guide practitioners in carrying out a step-by-step analysis and will facilitate the choice and use of appropriate tools and methods. Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 b...
ABS Elements Elements to Facilitate Domestic Implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing for Different Subsectors of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture with Explanatory Notes
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This document assists governments considering developing, adapting or implementing legislative, administrative or policy measures for access and benefit-sharing (ABS) to take into account the importance of the genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA), their special role for food security and the distinctive features of the different subsectors of GRFA, while complying, as applicable, with international ABS instruments. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on B...
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture HARDBACK
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) 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...
Decision-making and economics of adaptation to climate change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This publication reviews the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation measures in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. It highlights the challenges of applying conventional appraisal and decision-support tools in this context, examines emerging frameworks, and looks into economic tools for appraising adaptation options. With increased international finance available for climate change adaptation, and the emergence of national adaptation plans and projects, there is a growing focus on the economic appraisal of adaptation. Economic appraisal is standard practice in public-sector i...
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
The report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, based largely on information provided in fourteen country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. Most reporting countries indicated that a lack of information, data monitoring systems, along with insufficient knowledge or research, is limiting their ability to map production systems and biodiversity for food and agriculture. Countries also reported that a number of speci...
Pacific Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
The report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, based largely on information provided in ten country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The region supports many diverse ecosystems and a high level of biodiversity. The richest and most varied biodiversity tends to be found on high volcanic islands, where there are larger ecosystems and a greater range of habitats. However, the isolation of low-lying ...
Europe and Central Asia Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
The report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, based largely on information provided in nineteen country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. Europe and Central Asia is a vast region characterized by a great variety of climates, topographies, aquatic environments and soil types, and hence also biodiversity. With respect to biodiversity for food and agriculture in particular, the region experienced substantial losse...
Asia Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region, based largely on information provided in eight country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. Asia is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, including in terms of biodiversity for food and agriculture. However, over the past decades, ithis biodiversity has been declining. Changes in land and water use and management have been one of the main factors&...
Africa Regional Synthesis for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in Africa based on information provided in country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The Africa region has a diverse range of production systems, varying from small and mostly mixed systems to large-scale industrial systems. In African smallholder agricultural landscapes, home gardens constitute a particularly important source of biodiversity for food and agriculture and their contribution to plant ...
Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2018
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This report provides new evidence for monitoring trends in food security and nutrition within the framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The publication focuses on migration, gender, youth, and the linkages with rural development and food security in the region. Migration is tied in multiple ways to gender, youth, and agricultural and rural development – both as a driver and as a possible source of development opportunities, with labour migration and remittances playing significant roles in the region. The Europe and Central Asia region enco...
La restauration des terres en action contre la désertification
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in French language
Cette publication soutient la restauration des terres dans le contexte du programme de la Grande Muraille Verte. Son propos est d’appuyer, d’une part, les actions sur le terrain, et, d’autre part, la réalisation d’évaluations socioéconomiques, tirant principalement parti de cinq années d'expérience acquise dans le cadre du projet «Action Contre la Désertification». La première partie de la publication est un manuel pratique conçu pour guider la mise en œuvre des opérations de restauration des terres d...
Mejorar la manera de registrar los derechos de tenencia
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in Spanish language
Esta guía proporciona consejos prácticos sobre cómo mejorar las formas existentes de registrar los derechos para que los beneficios y las protecciones que ofrecen los sistemas de grabación puedan estar disponibles para todos sin discriminación. Ofrece orientación sobre cómo aplicar los principios y prácticas de las "Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional". Hay muchos sistemas de grabación en todo el mundo que ayudan a brindar seguridad&#x...
Améliorer les moyens d'enregistrer les droits fonciers
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in French language
Ce guide fournit des conseils pratiques sur l’amélioration des méthodes existantes d'enregistrement des droits, afin que les avantages et les protections offerts par les systèmes d'enregistrement soient accessibles à tous sans discrimination. Il donne des orientations sur l’application des principes et pratiques des «Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, aux pêches et aux forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale». Nombreux systèmes d'enregistrement existent dans le monde, qui contribuent à apporter ...
Improving ways to record tenure rights
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This guide provides practical advice on how to improve existing ways to record rights so that the benefits and protections offered by recording systems can be available to all without discrimination. It gives guidance on how to apply the principles and practices of the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security”. There are many recording systems around the world that help to bring tenure security and other benefits to people who hold tenure rights, but ...
Valoración de los derechos de tenencia de la tierra: Guía Técnica sobre la Gobernanza de la Tenencia No.11
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in Spanish language
Esta guía técnica cubre temas asociados con la identificación y valoración de los derechos de tenencia para diferentes propósitos, y brinda orientación sobre cómo garantizar que las valoraciones se realicen de manera justa, confiable y transparente que cumplan con las normas internacionales. El valor, ya sea definido en términos puramente económicos o más ampliamente para abarcar el valor social y ambiental, es una base importante para tomar decisiones sobre los derechos legítimos de tenencia. La valoración, el proceso de estimación del valor, forma parte de&#x...
Valuing Land Tenure Rights: FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guide No. 11
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This technical guide covers issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with international norms. Value, whether defined in purely economic terms or more widely to encompass social and environmental value, is an important basis for making decisions about legitimate tenure rights. Valuation, the process of estimating value, forms part of the evolution and improvement of land, fisheries and&#x...
Aquafeed value chain analysis and a review of regulatory framework of striped catfish farming in Viet Nam
Book/Monograph, and Published By Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) in English language
This study presents Viet Nam’s striped catfish (pangasius) aquafeed value chain and identifies constraints to feed supply and use. It maps the value chain, assesses its performance and looks at the roles of different actors and linkages. The pangasius production sub-sector is characterized by intensive pond production technology and high-quality production inputs. In 2014, annual production of pangasius was 1 143 797 tonnes. The pangasius production sector is centred on the ten provinces of the Mekong Delta. The value chain analysis revealed that in 2014, there&...
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 111