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AGRICULTURE
Section 0

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Gender and access to land

FAO Land Tenure Study No. 4
Rome, 2002, 50 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104847-9
ISSN 1020-3117
TC/M/Y4308/E
$8.00


This guide has been prepared to support land administrators in governments and their counterparts in civil society who are involved in land access and land administration questions in rural development. It is frequently the case that gender issues are left out or misunderstood in such situations often with negative results. This guide is designed to show where and why gender inclusion is important in projects and programmes that aim at improving land tenure and land administration arrangements. It provides material to raise awareness of some of the most critical gender issues that threaten access to land and its benefits.

 
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Land tenure and rural development

FAO Land Tenure Study No. 3
Rome, 2002, 56 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104846-0
ISSN 1020-3117
TC/M/Y4307/E
$8.00


This guide has been prepared to familiarize readers with key issues in land tenure, especially as they relate to food insecurity and rural development situations. Land tenure issues are frequently ignored in rural development interventions, with often long-lasting, negative results. Analysis of how land tenure works in practice - as evidenced by who has what type of access to land and under what conditions - is essential. This guide is designed to assist technical officers in governments and civil society in understanding why and how land tenure issues should be considered in rural development projects. It analyses important contexts such as environmental degradation, gender discrimination, and conflicts, where land tenure is currently of critical concern.

 
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Rural property tax systems in Central and Eastern Europe

FAO Land Tenure Study No. 5
Rome, 2002, 58 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104851-7
ISSN 1020-3117
TC/M/Y4313/E
$10.00


This guide has been prepared to support governments in the design and implementation of systems to raise revenues at local levels. An increasing number of countries are introducing policies to decentralize the provision of rural services but very often local levels of government have insufficient funds to carry out these newly decentralized responsibilities. Raising revenues through property taxes on rural land represents one way to improve the capacity of local levels to deliver services.The guide identifies issues that should be considered by those who are responsible for the technical design and implementation of rural property tax systems.

PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Section 1

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Bread wheat: improvement and production

FAO Plant Production and Protection Series No. 30
Rome, 2002, 566 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104809-6
ISSN 0259-2525
TC/P/Y4011/E
$40.00


Wheat is the most widely grown cereal crop in the world, with an ever increasing demand. It plays a fundamental role in food security, and a major challenge is to meet the additional requirements with new cultivars and improved cropping technologies. This book provides extensive information from a number of international experts on the current status of research on wheat improvement and production, as well as on other aspects, from its evolutionary origins to seed production technologies. It will be particularly useful to researchers and development specialists.

 
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Guidelines on minimum requirements for agricultural pesticide applications equipment. Vol. 3. Portable (operator-carried) foggers

Rome, 2002, 30 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104716-2
TC/M/Y2757/E
$8.00


The FAO minimum requirements in this publication are based on existing international, European and national standards and other published references. They also draw on the in-depth knowledge and experience of international sprayer standards of the experts assigned to the project and on the authors' experience of pesticide application in the developing world. They take into account sprayers that are already on the market, many of which already meet the requirements. The guidelines on minimum requirements provide a practical aid to assist purchasing and other agencies to avoid buying or approving sprayers with quality and design limitations, which could compromise operator and environmental safety. Member countries should adopt them immediately, to begin to eliminate substandard and unsafe sprayers from national markets and ultimately from the international scene.

FISHERIES
Section 4

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European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC). Report of the Symposium on Inland Fisheries Management and the Aquatic Environment. The effect of fisheries management on freshwater ecosystems. Windermere, United Kingdom, 12-15 June 2002

FAO Fisheries Report No. 681 Suppl.
Rome, 2002, 52 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104838-X
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/Y4261/E
$12.00


The Symposium, held in concomitance with the Twenty-second Session of EIFAC, considered biological, environmental, social and economic impacts of fisheries management of lakes and rivers. Fisheries management has produced clear benefits to the ecosystem and to stakeholders over and above benefits to the fishery itself. It highlighted that traditional fisheries management is not always implemented successfully in European inland fisheries. At the same time, the trend away from traditional management of fisheries resources towards integrated management of the ecosystem emphasizes the need to develop new participatory approaches.

 
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Fish and fishery products. World apparent consumption statistics based on food balance sheets (1961-1999)

FAO Fisheries Circular No. 821 Rev. 6
Rome, 2002, 438 pp.
ISSN 0429-9329
TC/D/Y3992/E/E
$34.00


This document presents a compendium of four decades of statistics of apparent consumption of fish and fishery products for 220 countries, six continental aggregates, four economic groupings and global totals based on the Supply/Utilization Accounts (SUAs) maintained in FAOSTAT, the statistical component of the World Agricultural Information Centre. The system currently includes SUAs for eight groups of primary fishery commodities and nine groups of processed products derived from them for almost all the countries and areas of the world from 1961 to 1999.

 
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Report of the Second Ad Hoc Meeting on Management of Deepwater Fisheries Resources of the Southern Indian Ocean. Fremantle, Western Australia, 20-22 May 2002

FAO Fisheries Report No. 677
Rome, 2002, 114 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104810-X
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/Y3992/E
$34.00


The meeting reviewed the status of information available relating to these fisheries and the events in their recent development. The meeting noted the importance of securing the operations data from companies, particularly those that no longer wished to operate in the study area. It was observed that the level of fishing effort in the study area was declining as catch rates fell. Attempts to collate catch data were inhibited by the small number of vessels that had been operating in the study area so that issues of national confidentiality requirements became a constraint. The report contains many maps and pictures in colour.

LAND AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
Section 5

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Land resources information systems in the Near East

World Soil Resources Report No. 99
Rome, 2002, 106 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104860-6
ISSN 0532-0488
TR/M/Y4357/E
$18.00


Countries of the Near East vary in the type, quantity and format of the inventories of their land resources. Quite often, these data are sporadic, incomplete, out of date or based on diverse systems of land and soil classification and mapping. There is a need for the establishment of a user-friendly database on Land and Water Resources for each country, to be easily available at the desktop of land use planners and decision makers. This document contains the proceedings of a regional workshop held in Cairo from 3 to 7 September 2001. Land Resources Information Systems experiences in the countries are presented, as well as recommendations for future collaboration in database development, reporting and exchange of information, expertise and experiences in land and water management in the region and the implementation of regional projects.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

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Environment in decentralized development. Economic and institutional issues

Training Materials for Agricultural Planning No. 44
Rome, 2002, 136 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104836-3 ISSN 1020-0665
TC/M/Y4256/E
$20.00


This publication presents an overview of the concepts and definitions of environment and sustainable development, showing the importance of environment and natural resources for the economies of developing countries. It provides basic knowledge and analytical tools related to environment/economy interactions and how these should be taken into account in decision-making at decentralized, or subnational, level. It reviews the role of government and the instruments at its disposal, in addition to regulatory instruments, to create a context in which environmental issues are analysed and addressed.

 
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Measuring impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods and food security

Rome, 2002, 50 pp,
TC/D/Y4368/E
$18.00


(Not included in standing orders) The HIV/AIDS epidemic is affecting all spheres of human activity and behaviour. Because most of the hardest-hit countries are still overwhelmingly rural, the epidemic represents an enormous threat to rural development. The implications of HIV/AIDS for the demography of rural populations are well known. However, the epidemic's effects on food and livelihood security of rural residents are still inadequately understood. Part of the problem is that comprehensive tools to measure such effects of the epidemic have not yet been fully developed. The main purpose of this paper is to examine general patterns of the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods assets and to propose a set of indicators to measure this impact.

GENERAL
Section 9

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Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-third Session. Rome, 28 October 1 November 2002

Rome, 2002, 90 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104850-9
ISSN 0251-5296
TR/M/Y7932/E
$14.00


The supreme governing body of the FAO is the Conference. The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It exercises powers delegated to it by the Conference and meets at least three times between regular Conference sessions. The Council comprises 49 member nations each elected by the Conference for a three-year term with one-third of the membership standing down each year.

 
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Report of the World Food Summit: five years later. Part three: List of participants. 10-13 June 2002

Rome, 2002, 212 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISBN 92-5-004829-7
TC/M/Y4173/Multi
$26.00


(NOT included in standing orders) The World Food Summit: five years later called for an international alliance to accelerate action to reduce world hunger. It was attended by delegations from 179 countries plus the European Commission, 73 led by heads of state or government or their deputies.

 
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Terrestrial carbon observation. The Frascati report on in situ carbon data and information

Environment and Natural Resources Series No. 5
Rome, 2002, 136 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104844-4
ISSN 1684-8241
TC/M/Y4293/E
$30.00


It is well known that long-term systematic observations of terrestrial ecosystems are inadequate for accurately measuring and understanding the process of global environmental change. Although satellite observing systems can generate vast amounts of data and go a long way in filling some of these gaps, the results need to be verified in situ. This report is the first attempt to mobilize the community of terrestrial and atmospheric scientists towards taking a systematic and collaborative approach to improving in situ carbon data availability and strengthening the institutional capacity, in particular in the developing countries. The benefits of improved in situ terrestrial carbon observation will mean that countries can make more informed decisions related to the sustainable use and management of their cropland, forest and grazing land resources.

 
 

PRODUCTION VÉGÉTALE ET PROTECTION DES PLANTES
Section 1

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Directives sur la bonne pratique de l'application aérienne des pesticides

Rome, 2002, 50 p.
ISBN 92-5-204717-4
TC/M/Y2766/F
$8.00


Ces directives ont été préparées dans le but d'offrir une aide pratique à tous ceux qui sont impliqués dans l'utilisation des pesticides aussi bien dans la production d'aliments et de fibres que dans les programmes de santé publique. Le directives de ce document couvrent l'application des pesticides utilisant les aéronefs et incluent les activités du support au sol de l'application aérienne.

 
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Directives sur la bonne pratique de l'application terrestre des pesticides

Rome, 2002, 50 p.
ISBN 92-5-204718-2
TC/M/Y2767/F
$8.00


Les directives de ce document couvrent l'application des pesticides utilisant des pulvérisateurs terrestres pour cultures basses et incluent les pulvérisateurs portatifs et arboricoles.

 
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Directives sur les exigences minimales relatives au matériel agricole d'application des pesticides. Troisième partie. Nébulasiteurs portatifs (portés par l'opérateur)

Rome, 2002, 30 p.
ISBN 92-5-204716-6
TC/M/Y2757/F
$8.00


Les exigences minimales présentées dans cette publication sur les normes sont basées sur les normes internationales européennes et nationales, ainsi que sur d'autres publications. Elles s'inspirent également des connaissances approfondies et de l'expérience, en matière de normes internationales concernant les pulvérisateurs, des experts affectés au projet, et des expériences d'auteurs sur l'application des pesticides dans les pays en développement. Elles prennent en considération les pulvérisateurs déjà disponibles sur le marché. Les directives sur les exigences minimales offrent une aide pratique aux agences de commercialisation ainsi qu'à d'autres agences, leur permettant ainsi d'éviter l'achat ou l'approbation de pulvérisateurs de qualité et de conception limitées, qui pourraient compromettre la sécurité de l'opérateur et de l'environnement.

 
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Directives sur les normes relatives au matériel agricole d'application de pesticides et aux méthodes d'essai. Première partie. Pulvérisateurs portatifs (portés par l'opérateur)

Rome, 2002, 86 p.
ISBN 92-5-204724-7
TC/M/Y2752/F
$8.00


 
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Directives sur les normes relatives au matériel agricole d'application des pesticides et aux méthodes d'essai. Deuxième partie. Pulvérisateurs tractés, portés et traînés

Rome, 2002, 54 p.
ISBN 92-5-204723-9
TC/M/Y2751/F
$8.00


Les directives sur les normes sont plus strictes que les exigences minimales et prévoient plus d'objectifs précis relatifs à la sécurité du matériel de pulvérisation.L'objectif de ces directives concernant les exigences minimales et les normes est de doter les fabricants et les gouvernements d'un système pratique et d'assurer la qualité. Chaque pays peut ensuite décider de la forme et de la rapidité de l'introduction de ces directives dans les pratiques nationales et dans le domaine de la législation.

DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
Section 6

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Rôle de l'agriculture dans le développement des pays les moins avancés et leur intégration dans l'économie mondiale, (Le)

Rome, 2002, 94 p.
TC/D/Y3997/F
$18.00


Le présent document contient une étude du rôle du secteur agricole dans les efforts déployés pour atténuer la pauvreté et promouvoir une expansion économique et un développement durable dans les pays les moins avancés (PMA). Il tend, en présentat le dernières informations à ce sujet, à susciter un débat sur les mesure à prendre pour que l'agriculture occupe la place qui lui revient dans les PMA.

OUVRAGES GÉNÉRAUX
Section 9

Commander

Rapport du Conseil de la FAO. Cent vingt-troisième session. Rome, 28 octobre - 1 novembre 2002

Rome, 2002, 94 p.
ISBN 92-5-204850-2
TR/M/Y7932/F
$14.00


Le Conseil fait rapport à la Conférence, organe directeur suprême de la FAO. A l'occasion de la Conférence, les Etats Membres participent aux débats et à la formulation des politiques dans les principaux domaines de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture. Réunis pour le Conseil, les Etats Membres s'engagent à soutenir les initiatives de développement.

 
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Rapport du sommet mondial de l'alimentation: cinq ans après. Troisième partie: Liste des participants. 10-13 juin 2002

Rome, 2002, 212 p., multilingue (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISBN 92-5-004829-7 TC/M/Y4173/Multi
$26.00


Le Sommet mondial de l'alimentation: cinq ans après, qui a appelé l'alliance internationale à intensifier ses efforts pour réduire la faim dans le monde, a accueilli les délégations de 179 pays et de la Commission européenne - dont 73 menées par leur chef d'État ou de gouvernement ou leurs représentants.

 
 

AGRICULTURA
Sección 0

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Directrices sobre buenas prácticas en los contratos de arrendamiento agrario

FAO Estudios sobre tenencia de la tierra No 2
Roma, 2002, 74 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304667-8
ISSN 1020-5063
TC/M/Y2560/S
$8.00


Las Directrices sobre buenas prácticas en los contratos de arrendamiento agrario se han formulado para ayudar a los gobiernos y a la sociedad civil a comprender el funcionamiento del arrendamiento agrario y los acuerdos relacionados con él, así como para poner de manifiesto las ventajas de un marco de arrendamiento equitativo que regule los intereses de las partes interesadas, que por lo general son el arrendatario y el terrateniente. Estas directrices tratan por consiguiente de los elementos contextuales y de las políticas relativas al arrendamiento agrario, y son también una guía práctica y actualizada en la cual se analizan las cuestiones que terratenientes y arrendatarios deben considerar al llevar a cabo las negociaciones de arrendamiento de la tierra de cultivo.

PRODUCCIÓN Y PROTECCIÓN VEGETAL
Sección 1

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Guías sobre buenas prácticas para la applicación aérea de plaguicidas

Roma, 2002, 50 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304717-8
TC/M/Y2766/S
$8.00


Estas guías han sido preparadas para ofrecer ayuda práctica y orientación a las personas que emplean plaguicidas para la producción de alimentos y fibra, y a las que trabajan en programas de salud pública. Las pautas contenidas en esta publicación tratan de la aplicación de plaguicidas mediante aviones e incluyen actividades terrestres de apoyo a la aplicación aérea.

 
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Guías sobre buenas prácticas para la aplicación terrestre de plaguicidas

Roma, 2002, 50 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304718-6
TC/M/Y2767/S
$8.00


Las pautas contenidas en esta publicación tratan de la aplicación de plaguicidas mediante dispositivos de aspersión terrestre, que incluyen los aspersores cargados por el operario y los que se usan para cultivos arbustivos.

DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL
Sección 6

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Papel de la agricultura en el desarrollo de los países menos adelantados y su integración en la economía mundial (El)

Roma, 2002, 204 págs.
TC/D/Y3997/S
$14.00


El presente documento examina el papel que el sector agrícola desempeña en la mitigación de la pobreza y el crecimiento y desarrollo económicos sostenibles de los países menos adelantados (PMA). Se propone facilitar información actualizada y promover un debate sobre las medidas necesarias que han de adoptarse ara asignar a la agricultura el lugar que le corresponde en los PMA.

OBRAS DE CARÁCTER GENERAL
Sección 9

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Informe del Consejo de la FAO. 123º período de sesiones. Roma, 28 de octubre - 1º de noviembre de 2002

Roma, 2002, 96 págs
ISBN 92-5-304850-6
ISSN 0251-530X
TR/M/Y7932/S
$14.00


La FAO está regida por la Conferencia de Estados Miembros, que se reúne cada dos años para examinar las actividades realizadas y aprobar un Programa de Labores y Presupuesto para el bienio siguiente. La Conferencia elige un Consejo integrado por 49 Estados Miembros para que actúe como órgano rector entre períodos de sesiones. Los miembros del Consejo desempeñan su cargo durante tres años con arreglo a un sistema de rotación.

 
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Informe de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación: cinco años después. Tercera parte: Lista de participantes. 10-13 de junio de 2002

Roma, 2002, 212 págs., multilingüe (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISBN 92-5-004829-7
TC/M/Y4173/Multi
$26.00


La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación: cinco años después, a la que asistieron delegaciones de 179 países y de la Comisión Europea - 73 encabezadas por jefes de Estado, de gobierno o sus delegados, convocó a la formación de una alianza internacional para acelerar la acción encaminada a reducir el hambre en el mundo.

 
 
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FISHERIES
Section 4

Report of the Reykjavik Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem

FAO Fisheries Report No 658
Rome, 2002, 80 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604729-2
ISSN 1020-6396
TC/M/Y2198/Ar
$12.00


The Conference adopted the Reykjavik Declaration on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem, given in Appendix I to this report.

 

Report of the Technical Consultation on Improving Information on the Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries

FAO Fisheries Report No 680
Rome, 2002, 46 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604799-3
ISSN 1020-6396
TC/M/Y7088/Ar
$12.00


The Technical Consultation considered the issue in terms of general perspectives, the required actions and mechanisms for promotion and implementation, the nature of the instrument to be used and consideration of a proposal for a strategy. The consultation expressed the view that the issue of improving information on the status and trends of capture fisheries should have a high priority with regard to implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

GENERAL
Section 9

Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-third Session. Rome, 28 October 1 November 2002

Rome, 2002, 104 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604850-7
ISSN 0255-1189
TR/M/Y7932/Ar
$14.00


The supreme governing body of the FAO is the Conference. The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It exercises powers delegated to it by the Conference and meets at least three times between regular Conference sessions. The Council comprises 49 member nations each elected by the Conference for a three-year term with one-third of the membership standing down each year.

 
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Report of the World Food Summit: five years later. Part three: List of participants. 10-13 June 2002

Rome, 2002, 212 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISBN 92-5-004829-7
TC/M/Y4173/Multi
$26.00


(NOT included in standing orders) The World Food Summit: five years later called for an international alliance to accelerate action to reduce world hunger. It was attended by delegations from 179 countries plus the European Commission, 73 led by heads of state or government or their deputies.

 
 
New titles in Chinese

GENERAL
Section 9

Report of the Council of FAO. Hundred and Twenty-third Session. Rome, 28 October 1 November 2002

Rome, 2002, 94 pp.
ISBN 92-5-504850-3
TR/M/Y7932/Ch
$14.00


The supreme governing body of the FAO is the Conference. The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It exercises powers delegated to it by the Conference and meets at least three times between regular Conference sessions. The Council comprises 49 member nations each elected by the Conference for a three-year term with one-third of the membership standing down each year.

 
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Report of the World Food Summit: five years later. Part three: List of participants. 10-13 June 2002

Rome, 2002, 212 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISBN 92-5-004829-7
TC/M/Y4173/Multi
$26.00


(NOT included in standing orders) The World Food Summit: five years later called for an international alliance to accelerate action to reduce world hunger. It was attended by delegations from 179 countries plus the European Commission, 73 led by heads of state or government or their deputies.