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Section 0

Agricultural marketing resources

Rome, 2004, Trilingual (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-00522-1

This CD of agricultural marketing resources brings together many of the publications on agricultural marketing published by FAO since around 1990. The publications include training material for extension workers and for university students, books on marketing policy, guides on the planning and design of markets and books on market information and farm input marketing. The CD has been compiled primarily to assist those who do not have access to the Internet, or who have trouble in downloading large files over the Internet.
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Section 1

Fodder oats: a world overview

By: J.M. Suttie and S.G. Reynolds
Plant Production and Protection Series No. 33
Rome, 2004, 266 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105243-3
ISSN 0259-2525

This book, well illustrated, brings together information on the state of fodder oats worldwide, and is aimed mainly at agronomists and extension workers. It contains a series of regional studies focusing on oats used as fodder rather than grain. Oats are well adapted to areas of mild winters or cold climates with short growing seasons; their use is also expanding rapidly as a winter soil cover in subtropical South America. Oats have become very popular among small-scale farmers in Pakistan and surrounding areas, for dairy production and as a cash-crop to supply town dairies, and studies by national specialists in the Himalaya-Hindu Kush zone describe their development and use. Oats are easy to grow with equipment and techniques used for wheat. Introduction of multicut varieties has reinforced the popularity of oats as fodder, but continuous breeding efforts are necessary to maintain disease resistance. There are few breeders working on fodder oats, and new, young breeders and funding are needed to maintain the work.

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Section 2

Towards sustainable CBPP control programmes for Africa. FAO-OIE-AU/IBAR-IAEA Consultative Group on Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia. Third meeting, Rome, 12-14 November 2003

FAO Animal Production and Health Proceedings No. 3
Rome, 2004, 212 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105166-6
ISSN 1810-0732

The main objective of the Consultative Group on Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is to foster collaboration among the various stakeholders on CBPP disease management and provide the technical platform for discussions and policy direction for adaptive research relating to various aspects of CBPP disease. The Third Consultative Group meeting was attended by a wide array of CBPP experts from field veterinary services, diagnostic laboratories, policy-makers, international partner institutions, research and international reference laboratories and FAO Animal Production and Health staff. This report provides an account of the technical presentations made at the meeting, summaries of discussions held, and recommendations from participants.

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Section 4

Fish marketing and credit in Viet Nam

By: Audin Lem, Uwe Tietze, Erhard Ruckes, Raymon van Anrooy
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 468
Rome, 2004, 184 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105218-2
ISSN 0429-9345

Since the early 1980s, exports of fish in Viet Nam have increased significantly while the improvement of domestic marketing and utilization of fish have not received sufficient attention. Improving supplies of fish for urban and rural populations, better quality and safety of products and ensuring food security, particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable parts of the population, are important concerns which were addressed by studies, the findings of which are presented in this report. These findings suggest that the domestic consumption of fish in Viet Nam is probably higher than previously assumed. Given the projected strong economic growth over the coming years, it must be expected that local consumer demand will continue to expand. At the same time, the exportoriented fish processing industry will result in an increased demand for raw materials. This substantial future demand for safe and high quality fish products can only be met if efficient marketing arrangements are in place.

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Papers presented at the Workshop and Exchange of Views on Fiscal Reforms for Fisheries - to Promote Growth, Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Management. Rome, 13-15 October 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 732, Supplememnt
Rome, 2004, 116 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105223-9
ISSN 0429-9337

A key goal of the workshop was to discuss the best use of fiscal methods to achieve both fisheries policy objectives and broader economic, social and environmental objectives. This supplement presents a compilation of country papers prepared by workshop participants - all key policy-makers from ministries of finance and fisheries, and researchers in their countries of origin. The country papers are based both on personal experience and secondary material, and provide an overview of the following: (i) experience with fishery fiscal reforms focusing on international and national levels of fisheries policy and governance; (ii) experience of fisheries access agreements within effective fiscal policy and management regimes; (iii) challenges facing implementation of fiscal reform and how these may have been tackled including the need for more information; and (iv) areas where improvements can be made.

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Participatory landing site development for artisanal fisheries livelihoods. Users' manual

By: Karin M. Verstralen, Noeky M. Lenselink, Ricardo Ramirez, Max Wilkie, Jan P. Johnson
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 4666
Rome, 2004, 136 pp., spiralbound
ISBN 92-5-105181-X
ISSN 0429-9345

This manual provides guidance on landing site development planning. It will help those working at artisanal fisheries landing sites to identify, collect and analyse information in a participatory way, and consequently to create and seek support for a development plan. It goes beyond simple data collection to explain how to write a project proposal and gives pointers on how to find funding, as well as technical and other support. In addition to well-known participatory methods of data collection and analysis, the manual includes transects in the fisheries production chain. This unique tool was adapted from the agricultural transect walk. The material is based on a number of cases in West Africa but the principles are applicable worldwide.

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Report of the Expert Consultation on Implementation Issues Associated with Listing Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species on CITES Appendices. Rome, 25-28 May 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 741
Rome, 2004, 30 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105239-5
ISSN 0429-9337

The consultation was held in response to the instructions by the FAO Committee on Fisheries and convened to address a number of issues related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Report of the Expert Consultation on International Fish Trade. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-5 December 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 744
Rome, 2004, 162 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105244-1
ISSN 0429-9337

The Experts analysed the impact of the resources situation and its sustainability on fish trade, and discussed globalization in the fisheries sector, taking into account the vertical concentration in the distribution channels and the resulting market power of retailers and supermarket companies.

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Report of the Expert Consultation on Legal Issues Related to CITES and Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species. Rome, 22-25 June 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 746
Rome, 2004, 28 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105255-7
ISSN 0429-9337

The issues addressed by the Expert Consutlation concerned primarily: (i) applications of the phrase "introduction from the sea" in the definition of trade in article I of the CITES Convention text; and (ii) an analysis of the legal implications of the existing CITES listing criteria and the CITES Convention itself in relation to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and related international laws covering fisheries.

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Report of the FAO Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITIES Concerning commercially-exploited Aquatic Species. Rome, 13-16 July

FAO Fisheries Report No. 748
Rome, 2004, 58 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105173-9
ISSN 0429-9337

The Panel was convened to review any proposals from the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP-13) for listing or de-listing commercially exploited species in time to be considered at that meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The task of the Panel was to: i) asses each proposal from a scientific perspective in accordance with the CITES biological listing criteria, taking account of the recommendations on the criteria made to CITES by FAO; ii) comment, as appropriate, on technical aspects of the proposal in relation to biology, ecology, trade and management issues, as well as, to the extent possible, the likely effectiveness for conservation.

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Report of the FAO/BirdLife South American Workshop on Implementation of NPOA-Seabirds and Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. Valdivia, Chile, 2-6 December 2003

Edited by: S. Lokkeborg, W. Thiele
FAO Fisheries Report No. 751
Rome, 2004, 38 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105235-2
ISSN 0429-9337

Several countries in the South American region have large populations of albatrosses and petrels, and existing assessments and data indicate that significant numbers of seabirds are caught annually in several longline fisheries in this region. Thus FAO and BirdLife International organized this joint workshop to discuss albatross and petrel conservation and to initiate the development of NPOA-Seabirds in the regional countries.

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Report of the fifth session of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research. Rome, 12-15 October 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 758
Rome, 2004, 34 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105247-6
ISSN 0429-9337

The Committee appreciated the extensive range of research activities undertaken by the FAO Fisheries Department and its partners and provided guidance to foster this work, particularly in aquaculture and inland fisheries as well as in fish utilization and trade.

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Report of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the European Association of Fisheries Economists. Rome, 5-7 April 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 739
Rome, 2004, 28 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-105209-3
ISSN 0429-9337

The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for the dissemination of recent advances in capture fisheries and aquaculture economics and management and to promote discussion among researchers, managers, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the fisheries sector. A CD-ROM containing unedited papers presented at the conference is included.

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Report of theTechnical Consultation to Review Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Rome, Italy, 31 August - 2 September 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 759
Rome, 2004, 40 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105249-2
ISSN 0429-9337

The objectives of the Technical Consultation were to address substantive issues relating to the role of the port State in combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing and to address principles and guidelines for the establishment of regional memoranda on port States measures to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. Following its deliberations, the Technical Consultation approved a Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing, strongly supported the proposed Programme of Assistance to facilitate human development and institutional strengthening in developing countries to promote the full and effective implementation of port States measures to combat IUU fishing, and supported the establishment of a database concerning relevant port State measures.

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Section 5

Economic valuation of water resources in agriculture. From the sectoral to a functional perspective of natural resource management

By: Kerry Turner, Stavros Georgiou, Rebecca Clark, Roy Brouwer, Jacob Burke
FAO Water Report No. 27
Rome, 2004, 202 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105190-9
ISSN 1020-1203

Agriculture is coming under more and more pressure to justify its use of the world's freshwater resources and to improve its productive and environmental performance. The allocations of raw water to agriculture (and the allocations within the agriculture sector) all need to be negotiated in a transparent way. This report reviews the large set of literature on the subject and makes the case for the adoption of a functional approach to water valuation as a basis for such negotiation

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Section 6

Market for non-traditional agricultural exports, (The)

FAO Commodities and Trade Technical Paper No. 3
Rome, 2004, 182 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105145-3
ISSN 1729-9829

The last decade has witnessed a steady decline in the dollar values of many of the traditional agricultural export crops from developing countries and has highlighted the risks of depending upon a very narrow export base for foreign exchange earning. Breaking the dependence upon the traditional primary commodities and diversifying into higher value or added value exports is not easy. This report provides an overview of the market for non-traditional agricultural exports or NTAEs. In particular, the report focuses upon the trends in international trade in these products, the trade and import policies of the major destination buyers, the extent of the adding-up problem for selected NTAEs, the lessons learned, and the prospects for developing niche markets for organic and fair trade NTAEs.

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Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy

FAO Commodities and Trade Technical Paper No. 7
Rome, 2004, 112 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105253-0
ISSN 1729-9829

This report is intended to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer understanding of Small Island Developing States' (SIDS') agricultural economies and trade and the often obscure effects of trade preferences on SIDS' economic development is vital to identifying policies that will promote their sustainable development. This report seeks to contribute to this understanding by analyzing the agricultural export performance of SIDS and evaluating the importance of their existing agricultural preferences.

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Section 8

Human energy requirements. Report of a Joint FAO/WHO/UNU Expert Consultation. Rome, 17-24 October 2001

FAO Food and Nutrition Technical Report Series No. 1
Rome, 2004, 106 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-105212-3
ISSN 1813-3932

Since 1949, FAO has convened groups of experts to evaluate current scientific knowledge in order to define human energy requirements and propose dietary energy recommendations for populations. The World Health Organization joined this initiative in the early 1960s, followed by the United Nations University in 1981. New scientific knowledge generated during the 20 years since the last consultation prompted the convening of a meeting from 17 to 24 October 2001 at FAO headquarters, Rome to make recommendations for energy requirements of populations throughout the life cycle. This publication is the report of that consultation. The report is not meant merely to describe the energy expenditure and requirements of population groups but is also intended to be prescriptive in supporting and maintaining health and good nutrition, defining human energy requirements and proposing dietary energy recommendations for populations. The publication is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing a software program and an instruction manual on calculating population energy requirements and food needs.

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Section 9

Intellectual property rights in plant varieties. International legal regimes and policy options for national governments

By: Laurence R. Helfer
FAO Legislative Study No. 85
Rome, 2004, 116 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105222-0
ISSN 1014-6679

The study provides an overview of the international intellectual property system regulating plant varieties. It identifies the essential features of this system, including the policies supporting the grant of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the societal objectives in tension with IPRs, the institutions that have shaped the international intellectual property system, and the basic components contained in the relevant international treaties. The study aims to set forth regulatory options for national governments to protect plant varieties while achieving other public policy objectives relating to plant genetic resources.

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Land and water - the rights interface

By: S. Hodgson
FAO Legislative Study No. 84
Rome, 2004, 130 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105214-X
ISSN 1014-6679

For rural livelihoods and for the pursuit of a wide range of development objectives, water and land are obviously closely related resources. Yet, despite the existence of huge literatures on both land tenure and water rights, a comparative analysis of these two subjects is underdeveloped, and the linkages are poorly understood. This publication explores various aspects of the interface between water rights and land tenure. It is intended to synthesize and assess current learning on this topic, to define salient issues and to propose fruitful approaches for further investigation.

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Legislating for property rights in fisheries

By: Christine Stewart
FAO Legislative Study No. 83
Rome, 2004, 210 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105206-9
ISSN 1014-6679

In recent decades, the traditional public right to fish in tidal waters has been supplanted by limitations on access to the stocks, particularly for commercial fishers. This is achieved by statutory schemes establishing rights of varying natures. Where these rights are fully established, they highlight the legal characteristics of property. This study is a contribution by the FAO Development Law Service to the discussion on rights-based systems in fisheries management from a legal perspective. It outlines the development history of rights-based fisheries management, analyses the underlying concepts of property rights in fisheries and the terms used in property rights regimes, the governing legislation in jurisdictions that have introduced property rights in fisheries and the interpretation placed by the courts of the jurisdiction on that legislation. It also presents possible options for implementing property-based fisheries rights systems in national legislation.

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Section 0

Baux agricoles

FAO : Notes sur les régimes fonciers nº 1
Rome, 2004, 24 p.
ISBN 92-5-205167-8
ISSN 1812-318X

Le présent guide sur les Baux agricoles vise à informer les organisations locales qui travaillent avec les petits agriculteurs et d'autres membres des collectivités rurales sur les éléments essentiels à inclure dans les baux agricoles. Des baux équitables et sûrs servant à la fois les intérêts du fermier et du propriétaire peuvent faciliter l'accès à la terre, améliorer la production agricole et assurer l'accès à l'alimentation.

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Décentralisation et l'impôt sur la propriété rurale, (La)

FAO : Etudes sur le régimes fonciers no. 7
Rome, 2004, 58 p.
ISBN 92-5-205144-9
ISSN 1726-1864

Le présent guide a été préparé pour aider les administrateurs des terres qui participent à la conception et à la mise en œuvre de systèmes d'imposition sur la propriété rurale. Il explique pourquoi les collectivités locales devraient avoir un certain degré d'autonomie fiscale pour pouvoir délivrer des services ruraux plus efficients et montre comment les impôts fonciers peuvent être une source vitale de recettes pour les communautés rurales.

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Ressources de commercialisation agricole (CD-ROM)

Rome, 2004, trilingue (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005221-9

Ce CD regroupe un grand nombre de publications sur la commercialisation agricole publiées par la FAO depuis les années 1990. Les publications comprennent du matériel de formation pour les vulgarisateurs et pour les étudiants universitaires, des livres sur les politiques de commercialisation, des guides de planifications et le dessin des marchés ainsi que des livres sur l' information des marchée et la commercialisation des intrants agricoles. Le CD a été compilé notamment pour aider ceux qui n'ont pas accès à Internet ou qui ont des difficultés à télécharger de gros dossiers.
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Section 4

Documents présentés à l'Atelier et échanges de vues sur les réformes fiscales dans le secteur des pêches - promouvoir la croissance, l'éradication de la pauvreté et la gestion durable. Rome 13-15 Octobre 2003

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches no. 732, Supplément
Rome, 2004, 128 p.
ISBN 92-5-205223-2
ISSN 1014-6555

L'un des principaux buts de l'atelier était d'identifier la façon d'utiliser au mieux les méthodes fiscales pour réaliser à la fois les objectifs stratégiques de la pêche et des objectifs économiques, sociaux et environnementaux plus généraux. Ce supplément présente une série d'études de cas préparées par les participants à l'atelier - tous responsables principaux des politiques auprès des ministères des finances et des pêches ainsi que des chercheurs, dans leur pays d'origine. Les rapports de pays contiennent des informations basées sur l'expérience personnelle ainsi que du matériel accessoire et donnent un aperçu de ce qui suit: (i) expérience dans le domaine des réformes fiscales en matière de pêche en insistant sur les niveaux internationaux et nationaux des politiques des pêches et leur gouvernance;(ii)expérience en matière d'accords d'accès à la pêche selon les régimes fiscaux s'appliquant aux politiques et à la gestion des pêches; (iii) défis auxquels la mise en application des réformes fiscales a dû faire face et la manière dont elles ont été abordées, y compris les besoins d'informations supplémentaires et (iv) secteurs dans lesquels des améliorations peuvent être apportées.

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Rapport de la Consultation d'experts sur les questions de mise en œuvre liées à l'inscription d'espèces aquatiques faisant l'objet d'une exploitation commerciale sur les listes jointes à la CITES sous forme d'annexes. Rome, 25-28 mai 2004

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches no. 741
Rome, 2004, 34 p.
ISBN 92-5-205239-9
ISSN 1014-6555

La Consultation a été organisée à la demande du Comité des pêches de la FAO pour traiter de plusieurs questions liées à la mise en œuvre de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction (CITES).

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Rapport du Groupe consultatif spécial d'experts chargé de l'évaluation des propositions d'amendement des Annexes I et II de la CITES concernant les espèces aquatiques faisant l'objet de commerce. Rome, 13-16 juillet 2004

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches no. 748
Rome, 2004, 58 p.
ISBN 92-5-205173-2
ISSN 1014-6555

Le Groupe a été convoqué pour étudier les propositions qui seront soumises à la treizième session de la Conférence des Parties à la CITES (Cop-13) pour l'inscription sur les listes d'espèces faisant l'objet de commerce ou pour leur retrait de ces listes, à temps pour permettre leur examen par la Conférence.

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Nuevos títulos en Español

Sección 0

Descentralización e impuesto predial rural

FAO Estudios sobre tenencia de la tierra Nº 7
Roma, 2004, 62 págs
ISBN 92-5-305144-2
ISSN 1020-5063

En esta guía se asesora a los países que desean introducir nuevos sistemas de impuesto predial o ampliar o reformar los ya existentes. Se explica por qué los gobiernos locales deberían tener un grado razonable de autonomía fiscal para que puedan prestar servicios rurales de manera más eficiente y eficaz, y se describe el papel trascendental que pueden desempañar los impuestos sobre los bienes inmuebles rústicos como fuente de ingresos para las comunidades interesadas.

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Guía de autoevaluación rápida para la pequeña industria alimentaria rural

Boletín de servicios agrícolas de la FAO Nº 154
Roma, 2004, 66 págs
ISBN 92-5-305197-3
ISSN 1020-4334

Los pequeños productores y empresarios de industrias rurales se encuentran en una situación desventajosa para hacer frente a los desafíos y grandes cambios que se observan en la economía y el comercio mundiales. Para ayudar a este sector productivo, del que depende la seguridad alimentaria y en el que encuentran ocupación millones de trabajadores de todo el mundo, el Servicio de Tecnologías de Ingeniería Agrícola y Alimentaria de la FAO ha preparado esta sencilla guía con el objeto de que los propios interesados puedan evaluar su labor y en consecuencia corregir o mejorar su infraestructura productiva, logística y comercial. En la guía se recogen conocimientos provenientes de la región de América Latina y el Caribe que pueden ser adaptados a las condiciones específicas de la agroindustria rural de otras regiones del mundo.

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Recursos de comercialización agrícola

Roma, 2004, trilingüe (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005221-9

Este CD sobre recursos de comercialización agrícola reúne muchas de las publicaciones sobre comercialización agrícola publicadas por la FAO desde de 1990. Las publicaciones comprenden materiales de capacitación para extensionistas y estudiantes universitarios, libros sobre políticas de comercialización, guías sobre planificación y diseño de mercados y comercialización de insumos agrícolas. El CD ha sido compilado en primer lugar para asistir a quienes no tienen acceso a Internet, o tiene dificultad en descargar grandes archivos.
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Sección 4

Informe de la Consulta de Expertos sobre la aplicación de cuestiones asociadas con la inclusión de especies acuáticas explotadas comercialmente en los Apéndices de la CITES. Roma, 25-28 de mayo de 2004

FAO, Informe de Pesca Nº 741
Roma, 2004, 32 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305239-2
ISSN 1014-6547

La Consulta se convocó para estudiar cuestiones en relación con la Conveción sobre el comercio internacional de especies amenazadas de fauna y flora silvestres (CITES).

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Sección 5

Sistema de Información de Recursos de Tierras (SIRT)

FAO Serie de medios digitales sobre tierras y aguas Nº 29
Roma, 2004
ISBN 92-5-305234-1
ISSN 1020-7147

El presente CD-ROM es una nueva iniciativa de la FAO para promover los SIRT, en base a experiencias concretas y reuniones de expertos, llevadas a cabo en América Latina, con el fin de sensibilizar a los encargados de tomar decisiones en el ámbito del desarrollo rural y medio ambiente para que incorporen los SIRT como herramienta para realizar una mejor gestión y un gasto público más eficiente por medio de una focalización territorial.
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Sección 8

Reglamentos a nivel mundial para las micotoxinas en los alimentos y las raciones en el año 2003

Estudio FAO: Alimentación y nutrición Nº 81
Roma, 2004, 188 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305162-0
ISSN 1014-2916

Desde el descubrimiento de las aflatoxinas en los años 1960, muchos países han establecido reglamentos para proteger a los consumidores de los efectos perjudiciales de las micotoxinas que contaminan los alimentos y para asegurar prácticas leales en el comercio internacional de alimentos. Este estudio describe la situación, al mes de diciembre de 2003, de los reglamentos relativos a las micotoxinas a nivel mundial. El estudio se basa en una encuesta internacional realizada en 2002 y 2003, y actualiza la información presentada en la recopilación mundial de reglamentos relativos a las micotoxinas, publicada en 1997 en el Estudio FAO: Alimentación y nutrición No 64.

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New titles in Arabic

Section 0

Guidelines on Decentralization and Rural Property Taxation

FAO Land Tenure Study No. 7
Rome, 2004, 58 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605144-3
ISSN 1726-1503

This guide has been prepared to assist land administrators who are involved with the design and implementation of rural property tax systems. It shows why local governments should have a reasonable degree of fiscal autonomy if they are to make the delivery of rural services more efficient and effective, and describes how rural property taxes can be a vital source of revenues for rural communities. The guide identifies policy, administrative and technical issues that should be considered in the design of rural property taxes.


Leasing Agricultural Land

FAO Land Tenure Note No. 1
Rome, 2004, 24 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605197-2

FAO's Land Tenure Notes provide information on land tenure in a format that can be used by grassroots organizations that work with small farmers and others in rural communities. Fair and secure leasing arrangements that balance the interests of the tenant and the land owner can lead to improvements in access to land for farming, better agricultural production and improved access to food. This guide is intended primarily to support those who work with small farmers by providing information on "good practices" for leasing land, and advice on how this information could be adapted to fit local conditions.



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