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Choosing a Method for Poverty Mapping

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Official Food Control and Legal Foundations in Germany

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: Protecting people from health risks, deceit, delusion and economic trickery is the central tasks of official food control. In doing so, food control authorities also indirectly protect honestly acting food producers. Food control authorities are organized so as to best possibly meet these targets. Under the Basic Law (Constitution) of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state?s sovereign tasks are divided up between the Federal Government (?Bund?, or ?Fede...

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Organic Manures

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The consumption of nutrients in organic materials, mainly manure, also decreased due to a reduction in the number of animals. Nevertheless, as a consequence of an even larger fall in the consumption of mineral fertilizers, the share of nutrients in manure increased substantially to reach about 50 percent of the total amount of NPK consumed (Table 13).

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Annexes

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Annexe 1: Statistiques sectorielles Annexe 2: D?tail des estimations de co?ts Annexe 3: Programmation annuelle des d?penses ...

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Using Trade Measures in the Fight against Iuu Fishing: Some Prelim...

By: Bertrand le Gallic

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Abstract: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities are a threat for both the marine environment and society. By undermining effective management systems, IUU fishing activities not only generate harmful effects on economic and social welfare, but also reduce the incentives to comply with rules. The issue of IUU fishing has recently attracted increasing attention. At the June 3, 2003, G8 meeting in Evian, Heads of State adopted a G8 Action Plan (Marine...

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Report of the Thirty-Fifth Session of the Codex Committee on Food ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Introduction: The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) held its Thirty-fifth Session in Orlando, Florida, United States of America, from 27 January to 1 February 2003, at the kind invitation of the Government of the United States of America. Dr Karen Hulebak, Deputy Administrator, Office of Public Health and Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, chaired the meeting and Dr Michael Wehr served as the Vice-Chairperson. The S...

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Vertical Chain Cooperation in the Vietnamese Fisheries Products Ch...

By: Raymon Van Anrooy

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Excerpt: ... Introduction and BACKGROUND This section of the project summarizes the findings of a study on aspects of vertical chain cooperation conducted in 2002 under the Fish marketing and Credit project in Viet Nam. The subsequent sections focus on general fisheries products marketing issues, domestic consumption of fisheries products and the credit needs of and investment opportunities in fisheries products marketing in Viet Nam.

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Progress Report on Administrative Information Systems

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Introduction: This report provides updated information on progress made with administrative information systems. As requested by the Finance Committee at its 109th session in May 2005, this report provides further information on the scope, benefits and revised cost estimates of the Oracle Human Resources Management System (HRMS) project.

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Background Note on Roundtable

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Introduction: It is simply unacceptable that 843 million people in developing and transition countries should continue to be hungry and over a billion to live on less than a dollar a day. Effective action against hunger and poverty has been impeded by the lack of political will to tackle the problem and the consequent failure to provide enough resources. However, there are now encouraging signs of a strengthening of resolve to fight against poverty and hunger, following ...

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The Fisheries Sector and Its Environment

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The region?s population which has 169 million inhabitants in 1980 reached 231 million in 1990. The most populated countries are Nigeria (108 million) and Za?re (35 million). Five small countries have less than one million inhabitants. They are: Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome Principe. (See Table 1). With population growth rates superior to 3% a year for most of them, the region?s countries are among those which have the highest...

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Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Preface: In response to the invitation from Heads of State and Government contained in Paragraph 10 of the Declaration adopted at the 2002 World Food Summit: Five Years Later, the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations adopted the decision at its 123rd session to establish an Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) with the following mandate: ?to elaborate, with the participation of stakeholders, in a period of two years, a set of voluntary...

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Fao Fact Sheets on Aquaculture

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Aquaculture is the fastest developing food producing sector in the world and the exchange of information on all related subjects is becoming a key management issue. In recent years, demands for reliable aquaculture data and information as well as for reporting, accessibility and exchange of such information had increased. These requirements are greatly driven by the need to formulate and monitor sound policies and development plans; by new information and report...

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Welcome! Im Glad You Could Come to See the Papa Says That You Lear...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Most importantly, our leaders wear the wonderful feathers of the Lupi Lupi bird. The feathers give them power!

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A Development Strategy for Hides Skins

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: I. BACKGROUND 1. At its Seventh Session in Rome, 4?6 June 2001, the Sub-Group on Hides and Skins reviewed a proposed development strategy for hides and skins. The Sub-Group noted that the strategy was more of a list of items for attention and not a strategic plan and it requested the Secretariat to develop it into a strategic plan, with realistic goals. It noted, however, that the priorities identified in its original strategy document should generally remain it...

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Deuxieme Partie Programme de Travail a Moyen Terme

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 193. Comme mentionn? dans l?Introduction du Directeur g?n?ral, cette partie du document couvre maintenant l?ensemble de la structure du PTB, alors que la partie ?quivalente des deux versions pr?c?dentes (PMT 2002-07 et 2004-09) ne traitait que les activit?s techniques au titre du chapitre 2 et du Grand Programme 3.1 du PTB. 194. Dans l?esprit du ? plan ? ?volution continue ?, des informations d?taill?es concernant les justification, objectifs, indicateurs et pri...

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Report of the 110Th Session of the Finance Committee Rome, 19 23 S...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 3. The Committee noted that Mr Yokoi had been designated to complete Japan?s term on the Finance Committee and that Mr Khawaja had been designated to complete Pakistan?s term on the Finance Committee ...

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Des Programmes Scientifiques

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Le Comit? scientifique fran?ais de la d?sertification a ?t? cr?? en septembre 1997 par les d?partements minist?riels en charge de la Convention des Nations unies sur la lutte contre la d?sertifiction (CCD). La mise en place du CSFD s?inscrit dans une d?marche institutionnelle : favoriser la mobilisation de l?expertise scientifique comp?tente en mati?re de d?sertification et renforcer le positionnement de la communaut? scientifique dans la mise en oeuvre de la Co...

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Provision of Scientic Advice to Codex and Member Countries

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Executive Summary: FAO and WHO have a long history of providing scientific advice to the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its subsidiary bodies and to Member Countries. A Joint FAO/WHO Workshop was held to review and provide guidance to the two organizations on additional ways to improve the quality, quantity and timeliness of the scientific advice provided. The Workshop was part of a broader consultative process of which the first stage had been an e-forum1 conducted end-2003.

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Port Management and Regulations

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The common types of fishery harbour operational systems are: ? Privately owned, where the ownership is held by a single person, company or group of companies. ? Municipally owned, wherethe harbours aregoverned by committees orboards of membersdrawnfrom the various groups of the municipal council as well as from, sometimes, the users of the harbour. In some cases, the operation of the harbour is farmed out to private companies on a management contract. ? State ow...

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Report of the Twenty-Sixth Session of the Committee on Fisheries

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: FOR DECISION/INFORMATION The Committee: Progress Report on the Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and related International Plan of Actions (Capacity, IUU Fishing, Seabirds and Sharks) and Strategy for improving information on Status and Trends of captures fisheries i) Commended FAO on its fourth report on the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its associated instruments (the Code) and for the Organiz...

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