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Chapter 7 Grazing Management in Mongolia

By: J. M. Suttie

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Excerpt: Eighty percent of Mongolia is extensive grazing and a further ten percent is forest or forest scrub that is also grazed. Its climate is arid to semi -arid and the frostfree period of most of the steppe is one hundred days; transhumant herding on natural pasture is the only sustainable way of using such land. Cattle , with yak in the higher areas, horses, camels , sheep and goats are raised; local breeds are used. During the past century management has changed fr...

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Maximum Flooding in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta, 1994

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Figure 7 and Figure 8. The distribution of inflow and outflow in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta in the 1996?s flood season is listed in Table 1 and shown in Figure 9. For four and a half months (16 July to 1 December) in 1996, a total volume of 352 thousand million m3 entered into Viet Nam?s Mekong Delta by two ways ... through the Mekong and Bassac Rivers, 309 thousand million m3 (88%) ... from the flooded areas in Cambodia, 43 thousand million m3 (12%), in which ...

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Statistiques sur les Produits Forestiers Non Ligneux (Pfnl) dans l...

By: Kodjo Kadevi

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Excerpt: Bien que le document ?Situation et perspectives du d?veloppement ? du Minist?re du Plan et de l?Industrie pr?sent? ? la conf?rence des bailleurs de fonds pour le d?veloppement du Togo tenue ? Lom? en juin 1985 n?ait pas mention? les produits forestiers non ligneux dans les perspectives de d?veloppement, l?importance de ces produits est ?norme ?conomiquement et sur le plan de la s?curit? alimentaire des populations. Au Togo, comme dans la plupart des pays africai...

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Large Size, Slow Growth, Late Age-At-Maturity, Short Spawning Dura...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Large size, slow growth, late age-at-maturity, short spawning duration and long life spans are characteristic of temperate seas bluefin tuna. The turnover of these species is slow and has characteristics similar to those of the ?k-selected? species (Odum 1998). Atlantic bluefin tuna and southern bluefin tuna live in temperate to cold waters but only reproduce in warm waters. Reproduction could be the key ecological factor for the fish from temperate and cold sea...

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Informal Meeting with Delegates of the African Region Attending th...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Introduction: FAO and WHO convened informal meetings with the delegates from the African region attending the 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to discuss 1) the status of preparations for the FAO/WHO Regional Conference on Food Safety for Africa (Harare, 3-6 October 2005); 2) current and upcoming capacity building efforts in the region; and 3) other matters as needed. The list of participants is attached as Annex 1.

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Le Cadre Juridique de Lamenagement Durable de la Montagne : Un Ape...

By: A. Villeneuve

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Excerpt: Malgr? l?importance de leur r?le dans l?histoire de l?humanit? et de la richesse des ressources qu?elles renferment, les montagnes n?ont, jusqu?? pr?sent, que faiblement int?ress? les d?cideurs politiques et les planificateurs ?conomiques. Les l?gislateurs nationaux et internationaux n?ont pas fait exception ? cet int?r?t tardif pour les zones de montagne. Il a fallu attendre 1991 pour que le premier accord transnational traitant d?une montagne, la Convention al...

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The Status of Non-Timber Forest Products in Tanzania

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Tanzania covers an area of about 945,000 sq. km. of which the total land area is about 888,600 sq. km. According to the Hunting Technical Services (1999) survey, Tanzania is generally categorised by cover types into forest cover, woodland, bushland, grass land, open land, cultivated land and others (Table 1).

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Utilisation du Portugais Pendant la Conference Regionale de la Fao...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: 1. La lettre ci-jointe, communiqu?e le 14 octobre 2005 par l?Ambassade de l?Angola, se r?f?re ? la demande d?ajout, ? l?ordre du jour provisoire, d?un point intitul? Utilisation du portugais pendant la Conf?rence r?gionale de la FAO pour l?Afrique en 2006. 2. Le co?t de l?interpr?tation en portugais de la prochaine session de la Conf?rence r?gionale de la FAO pour l?Afrique (Bamako, 30 janvier-3 f?vrier 2006) est estim? ? 40 000 dollars.

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Suivi du Marche du Riz

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Selon les deuxi?mes estimations de la FAO, la production mondiale de paddy au cours de la campagne actuelle de 2005 pourrait augmenter de 2,7 pour cent pour atteindre 621 millions de tonnes, soit 16 millions de tonnes de plus qu?en 2004, la hausse des prix enregistr?e en 2004 devant normalement se traduire par une augmentation des cultures dans la plupart des pays. Les estimations actuelles situent le niveau de production ? pratiquement 5 millions de tonnes de p...

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Testing Nutrition Education Materials in Polish Schools

By: E. Mianowska

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Excerpt: Food habits and behaviour are often formed early in life, and nutrition education of children can have a major role in ensuring appropriate dietary patterns and good health. In Poland, most children attend primary school, and the primary classroom is particularly well suited for teaching nutrition (Godlewska and Kierebin;ski, 1981; Grad, 1981; Proust, 1971). From February to April 1996, a nutrition education study to test the usefulness of educational materials ...

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Proposed Schedule of Codex Meetings 2003-2005

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Note: Meetings marked with an asterisk (*) are proposals only. Meetings marked with a dagger (?) are confirmed, but the dates are not confirmed. The dates and place of meetings marked with a double dagger (a) are tentative. Meetings of Regional Coordinating Committees are held in the country of the Coordinator appointed by the Commission and are therefore indicated as tentative until the Regional Coordinator is confirmed.

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Departamento de Montes

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

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Papers Prepared for the Meeting

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Note While some light editing has been carried out on some of the papers presented in this Annex, most have been published as originally submitted for the Satellite Meeting. Two of the papers have been included in their original language, with an extended English summary.

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Compromiso Seguido de Recursos Y Accion

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: La celebraci›n de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentaci›n: cinco a?os despu?s volverÿ a reunir a dirigentes mundiales, como en 1996 y 1974. ?Qu? tenemos que decirles? En los cinco a?os transcurridos desde que, en 1996, se firmaron la Declaraci›n de Roma y el Plan de Acci›n de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentaci›n, se han logrado progresos en la reducci›n de la poblaci›n subnutrida del mundo en desarrollo, tanto en cifras absolutas (disminuci›n de unos 40 millo...

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The Potential for Farm/Non-Farm Linkages in the Cassava Subsector ...

By: Ramatu Al Hassan

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Excerpt: This chapter focuses on the cassava subsector in Ghana. The choice of cassava for a study on farm/non-farm linkages was made because of its growing importance as a crop in Ghana and because it is almost always processed in some form for sale. The need to process cassava enhances its potential as a commodity linked to the non-farm sector. In recent years, there has been an increase in the market for cassava chips for export. Although the chip market has become mo...

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Report of the Asian Regional Expert Consultation on Rural Women in...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The rapid advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the last decade have led to a significant creation of wealth, creating unprecedented means and opportunities to share information sources and knowledge. Simultaneously, there has been a concern about the widening digital divide within and across nations, primarily caused by inequitable access to ICTs and their attendant benefits. The digital divide is more alarming in the context of margi...

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Review of the Implementation of the Sps and Tbt Agreements

By: G. Stanton

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Excerpt: I.The Agreements 1. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) came into force in 1948, establishing rules on international trade in all goods, including food and agricultural products. But the GATT rules also contained an exception which permitted countries to apply measures ?necessary to protect human, animal or plant life or health? as long as these did not unjustifiably discriminate between countries nor were a disguised restriction to trade. During t...

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Chapitre 7 les Services Techniques et de Conseil

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: OBJECTIF L?objectif de ce chapitre est d?analyser les ?l?ments sp?cifiques des services de vulgarisation agricole qu?il faut prendre en compte pour d?cider des formes et m?thodes pertinentes de d?centralisation. CONTENUS 7.1 La nature des services techniques et de conseil 7.2 La demande et l?offre de conseil technique 7.3 Les formes appropri?es de d?centralisation 7.4 Conclusions POINTS CLS ... A court terme, la vulgarisation agricole tend globalement ? constit...

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Fao-Apercus Nutritionnels par Pays Togo

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

RESUME: Au Togo, le retard de croissance chez les enfants de moins de 5 ans touchait environ un enfant sur trois en 1988/1989, tandis que l??maciation atteignait environ 5% d?entre eux. Depuis une dizaine d?ann?es, bien que l?information soit maTheureusement parcellaire et/ou discutable, la situation ne semble pas s??tre am?lior?e, ni du point de vue du retard de croissance, ni du point de vue de l??maciation (et selon certaines donn?es, il est m?me possible qu?elle se s...

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Participation in Meetings

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: OECD participated in a meeting with EUROSTAT and FAO in February 2002. The aim of this meeting was to discuss the discrepancies in the trade data produced by FAO, OECD and EUROSTAT. It was agreed to continue efforts to resolve the discrepancies. - OECD attended the Nordic Council of Ministers? Conference on Fisheries Economics and Costs/Earnings Statistics, held in June 2002. The principal objectives of the Conference were to (i) present the type and magnitude o...

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