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Resource Book a Practical Guide to Assist Milk Producer Groups

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This book is meant to be a resource book for milk producer groups and people working with these groups. It is a basket full of resources from which you can select the parts you feel are helpful to your group. The book is definitely not a ?blueprint? manual, because standard formulae for working with milk producer groups do not exist. Every group is different because the group members are different, as well as the group environment, cultural setting, government r...

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Fao-Nutrition Country Profiles Barbados

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Summary: According to the 1981 national health and nutrition survey 29% of the children under 5 years old were malnourished (0.5% severely, 3.6% moderately and 24.9% mildly) using the Gomez weight-for-age classification. This level represented a decrease in the level of malnourished pre-school children in the population, compared to earlier estimates which indicated that 39% were malnourished (0.3% severely, 3.2% moderately and 35.5% mildly) in 1975. According to the 198...

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Contingency Planning

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This Section supports Section 10 of the Technical Guidelines. It provides details on the procedures required to support participating countries in establishing contingency planning, and provides some preliminary guidelines for the development of contingency plans, at both the national and farm levels. At the national level, this section is based largely on experience in the livestock sector, and requires further refinement to develop an effective system for aqua...

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Compilation of Text Proposals for the Voluntary Guidelines to Supp...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This document contains text proposals by Members of the IGWG for each element of the Voluntary Guidelines, submitted during the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) from 2-5 February 2004. The proposals for change are based on the Draft Voluntary Guidelines prepared by the Bureau (IGWG RTFG 2/2). Some proposals were received during the Session of the OEWG, and others ? in particular with regard to the Preface, Part I and Part V ? were re...

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B9. Eastern Indian Ocean

By: Purwito Martosubroto

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: The Eastern Indian Ocean (Figure B9.1) covers 29.88 million km? including the Bay of Bengal in the north, the Andaman Sea and northern part of the Malacca Straits in the east, and the waters around the west and south of Australia. The main shelf areas include those of the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Martaban and the narrower shelf areas on the western and southern sides of Indonesia and Australia for a total of 2.37 million km? of shelf area. The main fis...

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The Right to Adequate Food in Emergencies

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This study analyses the normative content of the right to adequate food in emergency situations, examining the provisions of human rights law as well as those of other relevant branches of international law, including international humanitarian law, refugee law, criminal law, economic law and environmental law. Under international human rights law, every human being has a right to adequate food. In the words of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Righ...

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Prospects and Guidelines

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This final part examines the future actions to be undertaken. It attempts to identify their spirit and the approach by proposing operational guidelines, specifying policies by presenting a range of major options for a new programme of research.

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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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Measuring Capacity in Fisheries

By: S. Pascoe

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This document was prepared in order to introduce and review major issues to be considered in the context of the FAO Technical Consultation on the Measurement of Fishing Capacity. It introduces basic definitions and major considerations for the measurement and monitoring of fishing capacity. The ultimate objective of capacity measurement is to provide information for the development of a management strategy that will ensure that fleet capacity is moving in the ri...

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Promoting Agrobiodiversity and the Transmission of Local Knowledge

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Agrobiodiversity comprises the various biological resources that human societies use for agriculture, food production and livelihoods. Many poor rural communities have a wealth of knowledge about such resources. Taken together, agrobiodiversity and the associated local knowledge represent valuable assets for food security, nutrition, health care, managing workloads and advancing sustainable rural livelihoods. However, they are largely neglected and, most recentl...

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A Study of Cost Structures of Dairy Co-Operatives and Farmer Incom...

By: Yusmichad Yusdja

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Production of fresh milk in Indonesia has not increased very much in recent years and the level of production in the latter part of the 1990s is insufficient to satisfy the fast growing demand for this commodity. Around 90 percent of Indonesian fresh milk production comes from smallholder dairy farms. Problems faced by smallholder dairy farmers include lack of capital, low technology and insufficient human resources. On the basis of its performance to date, the ...

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Carta du Carbone Total Dans les Sols de France

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Les variations nettes des ?missions de gaz ? effet de serre par les sources et de l?absorption par les puits r?sultant d?activit?s humaines directement li?es au changement d?affectation des terres et ? la foresterie et limit?es au boisement, au reboisement et au d?boisement depuis 1990, mesur?es en tant que variations v?rifiables des stocks de carbone au cours de chaque p?riode d?engagement, seront utilis?es par les Parties vis?es ? l?annexe I pour remplir leurs...

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The Food Safety Risk Assessment of Gm Animals

By: Esther J. Kok

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: 1.1. General Over 98% of all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been introduced into the environment worldwide are genetically modified plants. Micro-organisms and animals constitute only a very limited portion of all GMOs that have been ?field?-tested so far. This situation may, however, change as there are already a number of examples of genetically modified (GM) animals. Of these, GM fish varieties are perceived as closest to marketing. So f...

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Early Warning System on Food

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Global cereal output in 2002 is estimated at 1 838 million tonnes, slightly up from the forecast in December, but still 3.3 percent down from the previous year. However, given the expected expansion in cereal utilization in 2002/03, world cereal stocks for crop years ending in 2003 could plunge to their lowest level since the early 1970s.

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County Report-Vietnam

By: Nguyen Tuong Van

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: 1. CURRENT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS 1.1 Vietnam: the country and its population Located at the eastern part of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam is in the centre of South East Asia and a tropical country of the northern hemisphere. The country is bounded on its northern side by Chine, on its western side by Lao and Cambodia, and on its eastern and southern sides by the East Vietnam Sea. Its coastline extends over 3,260 km, between the following geographical coordinates ...

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Reduction de la Pauvrete: Le Role Determinant du Financement de L'...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: La pauvret? sous ses diff?rentes formes a, de mani?re croissante, retenu l?attention de la communaut? internationale au cours des dix derni?res ann?es- Lors des sommets successifs, des engagements ont ?t? pris afin de r?duire radicalement la mis?re dont souffrent, leur vie durant, tant d??tres humains. Cette attention est en soi un pas encourageant mais les progr?s sont encore p?niblement lents, alors que des mesures pour am?liorer les conditions de vie des pauv...

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El Dinero No Crece en Los Arboles Perspectivas de Rentabilidad Del...

By: A. Whiteman

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Una expresi›n bien conocida, cuando las exigencias de gasto parecen poco realistas o excesivas es que ?el dinero no crece en los ÿrboles?. Ir›nicamente, la inversi›n en el manejo forestal es un aspecto en el que esta afirmaci›n es especialmente cierta. Salvo con algunas excepciones, el crecimiento de los ÿrboles es relativamente lento en comparaci›n con el de otros cultivos, las extracciones de madera son poco frecuentes y los precios de los productos forestales...

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Situacion de Los Mercados de Productos Basicos 2001-02

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: En esta nueva ?Situaci›n del mercado de productos bÿsicos? (SMPB), publicaci›n anual de la FAO sobre productos alimenticios y agropecuarios y comercio, se introducen algunas innovaciones respecto a las ediciones anteriores. Hasta ahora la SMPB se centraba principalmente en el anÿlisis de las novedades que se presentaban en los mercados de productos bÿsicos, acompa?ado de una descripci›n de la situaci›n en curso y de las perspectivas a corto plazo. En esta nueva ...

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Food Outlook

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Regarding production, as mentioned above, the FAO forecast for world cereal output in 1998 has been revised downward since the last report in June, by 19 million tonnes, to 1 892 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms). The latest revision is mostly due to a sharp reduction of the output estimates for the CIS, where severe drought and hot temperatures prevailed throughout the summer months, severely affecting yield prospects in several major producing ar...

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Sommet Mondial de Lalimentation

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Pays : TOGO Institution ou unit? ?tablissant le rapport : MINISTERE DE L?AGRICULTURE DE L?ELEVAGE ET DE LA PECHE Correspondant : a) Nom et titre officiel : ADRI Kwami, Conseiller Technique b) T?l?phone (228) 221-03-05 Courriel : B.P. 385 Lom? n? t?l?copie (228) 221-87-92 Arrangements institutionnels mis en place pour donner suite au Plan d?action du Sommet mondial de l?alimentation. Un secr?tariat National charg? du suivi du plan d?action du Sommet Mondial de l?...

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