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Kenya Case Study Applied Nutrition Project (Anp)-Makueni District ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The project covers three divisions (Kibwezi, Makindu and Mtito Andei) of Makueni district with no expansion in its two decades of existence. The area is semi-arid to arid with low and erratic rainfall, hence highly prone to frequent drought, severe food shortages and scarcity of water. The average annual rainfall is 500mm. The total population in the three divisions is estimated to be about 130,000. About 90 percent of the people depend on rainfed subsistence ag...

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Europe Centrale et Orientale

By: Maria Teresa Cirelli

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: La section II examine les initiatives foresti?res internationales et leur influence sur les ?volutions r?centes de la l?gislation foresti?re dans cette r?gion. L?ouverture g?n?rale de ces pays sur le monde ext?rieur et ? la coop?ration internationale a influ? sur le processus d??laboration des politiques et des lois nationales, pendant que les initiatives internationales (telles que celles ayant conduit ? l?adoption des Principes forestiers de Rio) ?taient favor...

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Food Outlook

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The outlook for 2001 cereal output has deteriorated since June due to persisting drought in some important producing countries. The latest forecasts put world production well below anticipated utilization in 2001/02, pointing to a substantial decline in stocks. Food emergencies of varying intensity persist for 62 million people worldwide, according to FAO estimates in September, about the same number as at this time last year.

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Food Outlook

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: As indicated above, FAO?s latest forecast of world cereal production in 1998 has been revised downward since the last report in September, by 20 million tonnes, to 1 872 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms). The latest revision is due mostly to a reduction of the wheat and coarse grain output estimates for the CIS, where yields have been well below normal in several of the major producing areas because of drought during the summer. The forecast of the...

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Joint Fao/Who Workshop on Enterobacter Sakazakii and Other Microor...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Executive Summary: Consistent with the need to provide safe feeding for all infants1, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly convened an expert meeting on Enterobacter sakazakii and other microorganisms in powdered infant formula (WHO, Geneva, 2 to 5 February 2004). The workshop was organized in response to a specific request to FAO/WHO for scientific advice from the Codex Committee on Food Hygien...

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Revista Internacional de Silvicultura E Industrias Forestales

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Unasylva es una publicaci›n trimestral en espa?ol, franc?s e ingl?s. Precio de suscripci›n: un a?o, 40 d›lares EE.UU. Los pedidos pueden pagarse al Grupo de Ventas y Comercializaci›n, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Roma, Italia, o a los Puntos de venta de publicaciones de la FAO que figuran en la parte interna de la cubierta posterior.

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The Convention on Biological Diversity (Cbd)

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This international agreement has the highest profile of accords addressing this issue. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Article 8(j) requires that signatories ?shall, as far as possible and as appropriate? and ?subject to [their] national legislation, respect, preserve and maintain knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological d...

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Procaine Benzylpenicillin

By: Dr. J. D. Macneil

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: IDENTITY Chemical name: Synonyms: [2S-(2a,5 a,6 ~)1-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-[(phenylacetyl)amino]-4-thia-l-aza-bicyclo[ 3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid compounded with 2-(diethylamino)ethyl 4aminobenzoate (1: I) monohydrate benzylpenicillin, benzylpenicillin procaine, procaine penicillin G, Abbocillin-DG, Afsillin, Ampin-penicillin, Aquacillin, Aquasuspen; Avloprocil, Cilicaine, Crysticillin, Despacilina, Despocillin, Distaquaine, Dorsallin ?A.R.?, Duracillin, Flo-...

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Food Availability Supply and Distribution

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Annual Expenditures for Food per Person (1996-1998) Item of Expenditure: WEST BANK (US$) GAZA STRIP (US$) PALESTINIANS (US$) Bread and cereals 101.72 71.78 91.60 Meat and poultry 170.74 82.99 140.93 Fish/sea products 8.80 11.79 9.84 Dairy products/eggs 56.44 28.46 46.95 Oil and fats 23.47 19.66 22.18 Fruits and nuts 55.88 43.48 51.73 Veg/legumes/tubers 82.30 59.84 74.76 Sugar/confectionary 33.06 27.05 31.07 Sub-totals 532.41 345.05 469.06 Other items 81.06 54.44...

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The Chasovenkov Verh Catchment Case Study, Central Russia

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The study site (the Chasovenkov Verh catchment) is located within the northern edge of the Srednerusskaya Upland in the Tula Region of Central Russia. This area is characterised by hilly terrain dissected by numerous balka (dry creek) and river systems. The relief range is 60=70 m. with maximum heights around 270-320 m In terms of their morphology and sediment transport features, several elements of the upper part of the fluvial system may be distinguished. Thes...

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Regional Programmes for Food Security in the Near East: Towards Su...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: The Near East region is facing a huge challenge with around 65% of its population being food insecure. Population of the 30 countries exceeds 652 million and is expected to increase to 1.5 billion over the next 30 years. The region is characterized by an acute and unequalled deficit in water resources, to the extent that 16 countries have less than the scarcity threshold of 500 m3/capita/yr. This situation is aggravated by the dry climate which prevails in ...

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Contents

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Codex Alimentarius, or the food code, has become the global reference point for consumers, food producers and processors, national food control agencies and the international food trade. The code has had an enormous impact on the thinking of food producers and processors as well as on the awareness of the end users ? the consumers. Its infl uence extends to every continent, and its contribution to the protection of public health and fair practices in the foo...

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Farmer Participatory Research : The Turning Point for Cassava Deve...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The National Research Center for Cassava and Tropical Fruit Crops (CNPMF) of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) accepted the invitation from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to prepare a case study as part of the Global Cassava Development Strategy. This case study was elaborated by researchers, who are currently engaged in activities related to the cassava crop, being five of them from EMBRAPA/CNPMF and...

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Formulas de Reduccion Arancelaria : Cuestiones Metodologicas en la...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: La actual ronda de negociaciones de la OMC sobre la agricultura iniciada en Doha en 2001 present› una serie de sugerencias sobre m?todos apropiados para la aplicaci›n de ulteriores reducciones en los aranceles agrícolas y sobre las disciplinas pertinentes. Los anÿlisis efectuados posteriormente han ofrecido a los negociadores y analistas de políticas una informaci›n crucial sobre las consecuencias de dichos m?todos en los perfiles arancelarios de sus respectivos...

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Application de la Gestion Axee sur les Resultats Dans les Organism...

By: Even Fontaine Ortiz

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: Le contexte dans lequel les organismes des Nations Unies ont, ? la fin des ann?es 90, engag? des efforts pour mettre en place des m?canismes de gestion ax?e sur les r?sultats (GAR) est d?crit dans l?introduction du document de synth?se pr?sentant les trois parties du rapport sur la gestion ax?e sur les r?sultats dans le syst?me des Nations Unies1. Ainsi qu?il est indiqu? dans cette synth?se, certains efforts ont ?t? plus fructueux que d?autres, les progr?s ...

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Forest Finance

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report describes the current structure of fiscal policies in the forestry sector in Ethiopia. Because of the federal system of government, it is not easy to present information about total revenue collection and public expenditure in the whole of the country, but the report presents information at the federal level and from a selection of states. Overall, it is believed that the amount of revenue collected is higher than public expenditure in the sector. Th...

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More Calories or More Diversity an Econometric Evaluation of the I...

By: Marta Ruiz Arranz

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The objective of this paper is to analyze the impact on food security of two conditional cash transfer programs, PROGRESA and PROCAMPO, implemented in rural Mexico. Monetary transfer programs are still rare in developing countries, but in Latin America they are increasingly replacing traditional policy instruments for alleviating poverty, food insecurity, and for promoting rural development. In-kind social programs such as school meals and feeding programs for p...

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Ecsenius Bicolor (Day, 1888)

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 16-18 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 18-20 rays. Caudal fin segmented with 14 rays. A cirrus from both anterior and posterior rim of nostril.

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Management of Shared Fish Stocks in the Barents Sea

By: Olav Schram Stokke

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Barents Sea is a biologically productive ocean but also quite vulnerable. Seawater temperatures are low, which slows down evaporation processes and may serve to reduce the bacteriological degeneration of pollutants. There are considerable fluctuations in light intensity and variation in the water inflow from the Atlantic imply continual shifts in temperatures and ice extension. Ecosystems are quite simple in that there are few organisms on each link of the c...

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Planning Meeting for the Consultative Process to Review the Provis...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Background: FAO and WHO provide scientific advice on a range of issues related to the health, safety and quality related aspects of food. Major users of this advice include the Codex Alimentarius Commission, individual member countries and the public, including industry and consumer groups, academia and research institutes. Scientific advice is generated through various mechanisms, including Expert Committees and through adhoc Consultations as required. Over the years, m...

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