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Forest Management and Conservation Agriculture Experiences of smallholder farmers in the Eastern Region of Paraguay

This is a book which examines in great detail the design and implementation of a rural development project for smallholder farmers in Paraguay. Over a period of seven years, from 2003 to 2010, the project applied the basic concepts of conservation agriculture, forestry and...[more]

The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the FAO Council at its 143rd Session in 2011. It updates the Global Plan of Action for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources which was adopted at...[more]

The FAO/IAEA Spreadsheet for Designing and Operation of Insect Mass Rearing Facilities

The sterile insect technique has in many countries become an important control tactic for integration in area-wide integrated pest management programmes against fruit flies of economic importance. An important prerequisite of these programmes is the availability of adequate...[more]

Proceedings - 2nd Meeting for the Integral Use of Cactus Pear and Other Cacti

A second meeting for the Integral Use of Cactus Pear and Other Cacti, and the 1st  South America meeting of Fao-ICARDA CactusNet was recently held in Argentina. The main objectives were;to promote and share knowledge on the importance and use of cacti for the semi-arid regions...[more]

Aspects Determining the Risk of Pesticides to Wild Bees

Crop losses to pests are a major problem in sustaining production, and often, pesticides are used as the first line of defense against pests. However, the indiscriminate use of pesticides often impacts negatively on beneficial insects – insects that provide essential ecosystem...[more]

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