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New Publications

Save and Grow in practice: maize, rice, wheat: A guide to sustainable cereal production

FAO’s best-selling 2011 publication, Save and Grow, proposed a new paradigm of agriculture, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable. This new book looks at the application of “Save and Grow” practices and technologies to production of the world’s key...[more]

Guidelines For Developing a National Strategy for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

These guidelines shall assist countries to implement the Second GPA in harmony with other relevant national and international commitments. Cognizant of each country’s needs, capacities and constraints, national strategies for PGRFA should identify a national vision, goals and...[more]

Voluntary guide for national seed policy formulation

The availability of, and access to, quality seeds of a diverse range of adapted crop varieties is essential for achieving food and livelihood security and for eradicating hunger, especially in developing countries. This guide explains what seed policies are and how they...[more]

Breadfruit and Breadnut Orchard Establishment and Management

Breadfruit and breadnut trees grow extensively throughout the Caribbean where their fruits have long been used for food. Although their fruits are sold in local markets, and fresh fruit and processed products are exported from the region, their status as crops of minor economic...[more]

Report of a Technical Consultation to Promote Public-Private Partnerships for Pre-Breeding

Mutually beneficial public-private partnerships, as an integral part of crop improvement, are critically important for pre-breeding. Such partner ships enhance the adaptive capacities of cropping systems to climate change, and respond to the need for increasing productivity, in...[more]

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