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Agricultural Trade, Trade Policies and the Global Food System

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 9.1 Introduction For centuries countries have relied on trade in agricultural and food commodities to supplement and complement their domestic production. The uneven distribution of land resources and the influence of climatic zones on the ability to raise plants and animals have led to trade between and within continents. Historical patterns of settlement and colonization contributed to the definition of trade patterns and to the emergence of an infrastructure ...

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Interface

By: Stephen Hodgson

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Excerpt: This paper is concerned with the interface between land tenure rights and water rights. Such rights relate to what are arguably the most important natural resources of the modern nation-state. Land, in the form of territory, is a pre-requisite for a state?s existence2 while freshwater is a pre-requisite for life. The relationship between these two resources is of equal significance. Water is necessary for most productive uses of land. In a growing number of coun...

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Evaluacion Del Potencial de Mitigacion Del Sector Forestal para El...

By: Dr. Edwin Castellanos

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Excerpt: Intersecci›n de mapas de cobertura forestal de 1988 (PAFG) y de 1999 (MAGA) a escala 1:250,000 completados por interpretaci›n visual de imÿgenes LANDSAT TM ...

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Research and Research Policy for the Poor

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Agricultural biotechnology holds enormous promise for addressing a range of technical challenges facing poor farmers in poor countries (Chapter 2). We know from the Green Revolution that agricultural research can stimulate sustainable economic growth in developing countries, but the paradigm for research and technology delivery that made the Green Revolution possible has broken down (Chapter 3). That system was explicitly designed to promote the development and ...

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Crop Development Is Generally Satisfactory in the West of the Sahe...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Following generally widespread and abundant precipitation over the main agricultural zones of the Sahel in July, rains remained abundant over the western half of the Sahel in early August, decreased in mid-August but resumed in late August. Rains were particularly abundant during the first dekad of August in Senegal (even causing flooding in several areas), The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, during the second dekad in Mauritania and during the third dekad in Mali. In...

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Deuxieme Forum Mondial Fao/Oms des Responsables de la Securite San...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Manifestations associ?es au Deuxi?me Forum mondial des responsables de la s?curit? sanitaire des aliments Date Heure Lieu Manifestation Agence responsable 11 octobre 09.00-13.00 Salle de conf?rence 3, ESCAP S?minaire conjoint AIEA/FAO/OMS sur l?utilisation de l?irradiation ? des fins sanitaires ou phytosanitaires AIEA 15.00-18.00 Salle de conf?rence 3, ESCAP R?seau International des Autorit?s de la S?curit? Sanitaire des Aliments (INFOSAN) ? R?union d?informatio...

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Studies on Mesh Selectivity and Performance of the New Fish-Cum-Pr...

By: M. S. M. Siddeek

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Excerpt: Fishing for finfish and shellfish in the Palk Bay region commenced centuries ago. This region has a shallow flat bottom, averaging 9 m deep and has been identified as suitable for trawling (Malpas, 1926; Berg, 1971). The soft mud and sand bottom found in this region provide the ideal habitat for prawn. Exploratory trawling surveys carried out in the early part of this century had shown that this region has high productive potential for finfish, shellfish, and in...

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Ind-26 : Plywood Canoe, 8. 5 M with 7 Hp Outboard Motor

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The IND-26 made 273 fishing trips in the one year of the trials (September 1989 - August 1990). This is a very high number and showed the prolessional level of the fishermen. The reasons given for the days when there was no fishing were: Holidays 61 Engine problems 1 3 Rough weather 9 Mending of fishing gear 3 Other reasons 6 TOTAL NON-FISHING D AYS 92 The n umber ot days lost due to rough w eather is remarkably few. This is. to a great extent, due to the pros i...

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Causas Y Tendencias de la Deforestacion en America Latina

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: El objetivo del presente documento de trabajo es el de revisar y analizar la informaci›n actualmente disponible para la Am?rica Latina, sobre la cubierta forestal y sus cambios (deforestaci›n) en diferentes períodos, con el fin de contribuir a un mejor entendimiento de los procesos de evoluci›n en la vegetaci›n forestal natural, sobre la base de informaci›n disponible. Se trata tambi?n de estudiar las variantes que permitan desarrollar un procedimiento metodol›g...

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Saving Time and Labour

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Many activities in rural communities in the developing world are highly dependent on manual labour. Significant amounts of time and energy are required to clear and till the land, to harvest and process the produce, to fetch water and firewood for cooking, to build and repair homes, to create and maintain soil conservation structures, and to repair rural roads. In this setting, illnesses such as malaria and HIV/AIDS, which are prolonged, debilitating and deadly,...

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Zanclus Cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758)

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 7 spines and 40-43 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 33-35 rays. Pectoral fin with 19 rays. Body depth 1.0-1.4 in standard length. Body compressed. Third dorsal spine extremely long and filamentous. Snout slender and projecting.

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Rainwater, Land Productivity and Drought

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Much of the future food needed by the increasing numbers of people in developing countries will have to come from rainfed rather than irrigated lands, because the possibilities for increasing the area under irrigation are limited. Subhumid to semiarid areas are characterized by rainless periods, both within and between rainy seasons, which are generally unpredictable. Because of this the output of crops, pastures and streamflow is affected not only by the total ...

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Table C.11

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Comment Utiliser Ce Guide

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Les diff?rentes parties du guide Table des mati?res Page Section 1 Comment utiliser le guide 1 Pr?sentation du contenu 1 Guide d?observation au champ 3 Les parties du plant de riz 3 Croissance et stades de d?veloppement du plant de riz 5 Section 2 Aide-m?moire des probl?mes par stade de d?veloppement 7 Croissance et stades de d?veloppement du plant de riz 8 Stade 1 - Germination 8 Stade 2 - Plantule 9 Stade 3 - Tallage 10 Stade 4 - Elongation des tiges et montai...

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Forestry Outlook Studies in Africa

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: This report provides an overview of the long-term trends in forestry in Central Africa in the context of current and emerging economic, social, institutional and technological changes in the subregion, as well as outside influences. Central Africa is the most forest-rich subregion in Africa and is thus a major object of divergent and conflicting interests. In recent years it has become the foremost source of tropical timber in Africa. As the second largest block...

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La Tierra : Fuente de Alimentos Y Bienestar

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: El acceso a la tierra es indispensable para la producci›n de alimentos y la generaci›n de ingresos. Asimismo, constituye un bien social y econ›mico decisivo, que reviste una importancia crucial para la identidad cultural, el poder político y la participaci›n en el proceso de toma de decisiones. Las creencias sociales y culturales suelen dar lugar a discriminaci›n contra las personas por motivos de g?nero, clase social o grupo ?tnico. Con el fin de reducir el ham...

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Chapter 12 Iodine

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Summary: of the human metabolic processes requiring iodine t present, the only physiologic role known for iodine in the human body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. Therefore, the dietary requirement of iodine is determined by normal thyroxine (T4) production by the thyroid gland without stressing the thyroid iodide trapping mechanism or raising thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Iodine from the diet is absorbed throughout the gastroint...

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Informe de la 33 Reunion Del Comite Del Codex Sobre Residuos de Pl...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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INTRODUCCI?N: El Comit? del Codex sobre Residuos de Plaguicidas (CCPR) celebr› su 33? reuni›n en La Haya (Países Bajos), del 2 al 7 de abril de 2001. Presidi› la reuni›n el Dr. W.H. van Eck del Ministerio de Salud, Bienestar Social y Deportes de los Países Bajos. Asistieron 44 países miembros y 14 organizaciones internacionales. La lista de participantes se adjunta al presente informe como Ap?ndice I. APERTURA DE LA REUNI?N 2. Inaugur› la reuni›n el Sr. A.W. Kalis, Direc...

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A Short Note on Chinae Hans Muscuovy Ducks in Bengal, India

By: S. Banerjee

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Excerpt: Muscuovy ducks (Cairina moschata) are popular as a source of poultry meat. Reports on availability of Muscovies (in the free range system of management) in the eastern region of Indu is lacking. In the West Bengal state of Indu two strains of Muscovies have been identified, the strains resemble Black Muscuovy L 303 and White Muscuovy ducks. Ironically they are known as Chinae haras (Chinese duck). Presently a detailed study is being conducted by the author and i...

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Agricultural Resource Base and Distribution

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 2.1 Physiography and Development Regions6 Nepal?s land area spans slightly over 147 000 sq km. It covers three distinct physiographic regions namely the mountains in the north, the hills in the middle and the Terai in the south , which runs along the country?s border with India. The mountains and the hills occupy about 86 percent of the total land area (i.e. 43 percent each) while the Terai accounts for about 14 percent. Climatic conditions, land forms, soil typ...

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