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New titles in English

Section 1


Pesticide residues in food - 2003. Report 2003

FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 176
Rome, 2004, 324 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105092-9
ISSN 0259-2517

The annual Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 15 to 24 September 2003. The FAO Panel of Experts had met in Preparatory Sessions from 10 to 14 September. During the meeting the FAO Panel of Experts was responsible for reviewing pesticide use patterns (good agricultural practices), data on the chemistry and composition of the pesticides and methods of analysis for pesticide residues and for estimating the maximum residue levels that might occur as a result of the use of the pesticides according to good agricultural practices. The WHO Core Assessment Group was responsible for reviewing toxicological and related data and for estimating, where possible, acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) of the pesticides for humans. This report contains information on ADIs, maximum residue levels and general principles for the evaluation of pesticides. The recommendations of the joint meeting, including further research and information, are proposed for use by Member Governments of the respectiveagencies and other interested parties.


Section 2


Good practices in planning and management of integrated commercial poultry production in South Asia

FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 159
Rome, 2003, 104 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105009-0
ISSN 0254-6019

This publication is a comprehensive review of all aspects of poultry production in South Asia. It will help producers operate under "technically correct" conditions. All aspects of poultry production are discussed, including layer production for eggs and broilers for meat. Details are given on feeding and nutrition, housing and general husbandry, as well as on flock health. Regional specificity always exists but this type of production also shows the many similarities in other parts of the world with regard to potential and constraints. The document will be of practical value not only to anyone planning to keep poultry, and those who already keep poultry who need technical references, but also to students, researchers and project development specialists.


Guide to good dairy farming practice 2004

Rome, 2004, 34 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105094-5

This guide has been developed by the FAO/International Diary Federation Task Force on Good Dairy Farming Practices in a user-friendly format for dairy farmers. When adopted it will support the marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products, and focus on the relationship between consumer safety and best practice at farm level. The guidelines on individual practices have been drawn from existing schemes around the world but are not intended to be legally binding. They aim to provide a genuine framework for farm assurance schemes to be developed worldwide and give the opportunity for individual countries to develop schemes that are specific to their social, environmental, welfare and economic needs.


Section 3


An illustrated guide to the state of health of trees. Recognition and interpretation of symptoms and damage

Rome, 2003, 56 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105020-1

Insect pests and diseases routinely affect the health of trees, and major outbreaks can have catastrophic environmental and economic impacts. The effective management of all tree health problems depends on their early detection. This guide will help readers recognize symptoms of ill health in trees and understand their general significance. The guide provides 140 photographs of symptoms from more than 50 tree species to be used as a basis for demonstrating the effects of pest (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) influences on trees. It is not and identification guide to insects pests and diseases of trees, but aims to help people make visual assessments of tree health problems and to provide a preliminary diagnosis which will in turn assist in better planning and more effective management of forests and trees. The guide will be useful to anyone interested in tree health or responsible for managing trees.


Unasylva No. 214/215. Vol. 54 - 2003/3-4. Forestry management at the XII World Forestry Congress

Rome, 2003, 84 pp.
ISSN 0041-6435

This issue of Unasylva brings together a sampling of the finest contributions about forest management from the XII World Foresty Congress. Organized once every six years under the auspices of FAO, this congress is the most important forestry event held in the world. The twelfth session was held from 21 to 28 September 2003 in Quebec City, Canada, with the theme "Forests: source of life". More than 4000 people from 137 countries participated.


Section 4


Committee on Fisheries. Report of the second session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture. Trondheim, Norway, 7-11 August 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 716
Rome, 2003, 102 pp., Trilingual (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005053-4
ISSN 0429-9337

The Sub-Committee appreciated the effort of FAO Fisheries Department in responding to the recommendations of the First Session of the Sub-Committee. Several working documents were presented by the Secretariat for discussion and decision by the Sub-Committee. A number of emerging issues and related areas of work were also discussed. The Sub-Committee requested the Secretariat to ensure implementation of priority activities during the intersessional period.


Future climate change and regional fisheries: a collaborative analysis

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 452
Rome, 2003, 82 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105016-3
ISSN 0429-9345

First, issues of global change versus global warming are discussed. The larger perspective is presented of earth as a warm, wet planet that experiences frequent cold periods via climate history graphics of earth's recent million years of climate variation from paleoclimate research. The hydrological cycle is described and its relevance to fisheries is made clear. Climate-related dynamics have had serious consequences on the evolution of species, society and fisheries variability. Both production variabilities and changes in vulnerability owing to constant dynamics of ocean motion affects are described. The records available for major fisheries are interpreted as currently understood from a century of in-depth research and analysis of various proxies, in particular, bioindicators. The history of climate as it relates to fisheries is addressed.


Geographic information systems in fisheries management and planning. Technical manual

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 449
Rome, 2003, 178 pp. + 2 CD-ROMs
ISBN 92-5-104999-8
ISSN 0429-9345

The FAO Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service has been active in promoting the use of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing in fisheries and aquaculture since 1985. However, a manual for fisheries biologists in the field to use along with GIS software, explaining GIS in a way that is understandable to non-GIS users, has not been produced until now. This manual has been written to overcome this knowledge-gap, as a "do-it-yourself-manual" giving a short introduction to GIS software and its applications in fishery science. The overall objective is to encourage fishery managers to use GIS to foster the sustainable use of natural resources. It is aimed at fisheries biologists, aquatic resource managers and decision-makers in developing countries who have no knowledge about GIS, and will be useful for a broad range of fishery applications. Although the manual by no means covers all the possibilities of GIS, it touches upon some of the most important features for fisheries management and planning.
Software and system requirements: This technical manual was written for use with ESRI's ArcView 3.x and Spatial Analyst software which are not provided (for purchasing this software and for details on system requirements see www.esri.com ). The two CD-ROMs included at the back of the present manual contain spatial data for exercises.


Microfinance in fisheries and aquaculture. Guidelines and case studies

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 440
Rome, 2003, 116 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105023-6
ISSN 0429-9345

These guidelines provide principles and basic considerations on microfinance services to fisheries and aquaculture. Lending models, methodologies and policies are elaborated that are applicable to fisheries while adhering to best practices in the microfinance field. An overview is given of recent experiences with microfinance programmes in fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and conclusions are drawn regarding future directions and initiatives. Two case studies of FAO-executed projects incorporating microfinance programmes in coastal fishing community development in the Philippines and in small-scale aquaculture development in Viet Nam provide examples of how microfinance can contribute to the empowerment of women in fishing and fish farming communities, help alleviate poverty and contribute to the socio-economic well-being and food security of fishers and fish farmers.


Report of the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - Southern and East Africa Subregion. Kariba, Zimbabwe, 24-28 November 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 730
Rome, 2004, 48 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105090-2
ISSN 0429-9337

The purpose of the Workshop was to assist countries in the southern and eastern Africa region to develop capacity so that they would be better placed to elaborate national plans of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (NPOAs-IUU). Working groups were formed to encourage maximum participation. A review of regional fishery issues was discussed including ways of improving collaboration and identifying regional priorities.


Safety in sampling. Methodological notes

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 454
Rome, 2003, 102 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105039-2
ISSN 0429-9345

The presented methodological notes address the question of sampling accuracy when sample-based data collection operations are performed under operational constraints - a frequent concern of fishery administrations with limited budgets and human resources. The paper focuses on an a priori determination of safe sample size using classical statistical methods appropriately adjusted to respond to specific target populations. The concepts and methods included in the paper apply equally to both marine and inland capture fisheries and are presented in a manner that is generic enough to make them adaptable in commonly used data collection systems.


Section 5


Use of phosphate rocks for sustainable agriculture

FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition Bulletin No. 13
Rome, 2004, 170 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105030-9
ISSN 0259-2495

Extensive research on the agronomic potential and actual effectiveness of phosphate rocks (PRs) as sources of phosphorus has been carried out in Africa, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere. A wealth of information is available, but it is scattered among meeting proceedings, technical reports and scientific and other publications. This bulletin gives comprehensive coverage of the key topics regarding the utilization of PRs in agriculture, including the latest information on PR research, and provides guidelines for the direct application of PR (DAPR) to the acid soils of the tropics and subtropics. The selected topics include: world PR deposits; characterization of PR sources; evaluation methodologies of PR sources for direct application; analysis of the biophysical and farming factors that affect the agronomic effectiveness of PR sources, together with an analysis of the socio-economic factors that influence the use and adoption of PR technologies as a capital investment to trigger agricultural intensification; development and use of decision-support systems for DAPR; soil P testing for PR application; available technologies for enhancing the agronomic effectiveness of indigenous PR sources; environmental issues; legislation guidelines; and future research areas and priorities.


Section 6


Local institutions and livelihoods: Guidelines for analysis

Rome, 2004, 140 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105049-x

Those involved in programmes and approaches to working with the rural poor have become steadily more aware of the importance of understanding not just the people they want to work with, but also the social, cultural and political context in which they live. In particular, the role of local institutions has been increasingly recognized, but little attention has been paid to ways of understanding the local institutions that shape the environment in which poor people live. What is it they do? Who exactly do they serve and how? How do they change over time? How can they be strengthened and made more equitable? How can they be made more accessible to the poor? These guidelines aim to fill this gap and help development workers improve their understanding of local institutions.


Working with local institutions to support sustainable livelihoods

Rome, 2004, 86 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105048-1

This paper summarizes the research findings and policy implications of a research project undertaken by FAO to gain a greater understanding of the linkages between household livelihood strategies, incomes and the local institutional environments, and how these linkages may change over time. Building on three country studies in India, Mozambique and Mexico, the research focused on informal economic institutions associated with household access to land, labour, markets and capital, as well as those providing a social safety net.


World Banana Economy 1985-2002, (The)

FAO Commodity Studies No. 1
Rome, 2003, 94 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105057-0
issn 1810-0783

Bananas are grown in all tropical regions and play a key role in the economics of many developing countries. The volume of bananas exported worldwide in the period 1985-2002 grew at an unprecedented average annual rate of 5.3 percent, twice that of the previous 24 years. This expansion was accompanied by minor technological changes but major developments in the world trade situation. This publication reviews the impacts of these events on the world banana economy. It is the first of a series of FAO Commodity Studies that focus primarily on themes relating to individual commodities or commodity groups.


Section 4


Comité des pêches. Rapport de la deuxième session du Sous-Comité de l'aquaculture. Trondheim, Norvège, 7-11 août 2003

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches no. 716
Rome, 2003, 102 p., Trilingue (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005053-4
ISSN 0429-9337

Le Sous-Comité s'est félicité des efforts du Département des pêches de la FAO pour répondre aux recommandations formulées par le Sous-Comité à sa première session. Le Secrétariat a soumis au Sous-Comité plusieurs documents de travail pour examen et décision. Un certain nombre de problèmes d'actualité et de questions connexes ont également été examinés. Le Sous-Comité a demandé au Secrétariat d'assurer la mise en œuvre des activités prioritaires durant l'intervalle entre les sessions.

Nuevos títulos en Español

Sección 1


Conservación de heno y paja para pequeños productores y en condiciones pastoriles

Colección FAO: Producción y protección vegetal Nº 29
Roma, 2003, 336 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304458-6
ISSN 1014-3041

En esta publicación, dirigida a extensionistas y capacitadores agrícolas, se describe la conservación del heno y de los residuos agrícolas. Se pone énfasis en el sector de los pastores y pequeños agricultores, y se estudia la producción del heno, los cultivos de henificación y el manejo de las praderas naturales para la henificación, así como la cosecha y la conservación de los residuos agrícolas como piensos. Se describen métodos agrícolas simples adaptados a las necesidades de los pequeños productores. Se examina la elección de los cultivos de acuerdo con el sistema de producción y las zonas agroecológicas, y el uso del forraje conservado. Una serie de estudios de casos de Asia, África y América Latina ilustra la forma de integrar el heno y los residuos agrícolas en los sistemas de producción.


Sección 3


Unasylva, No. 214/215. Vol. 54 - 2003/3-4. La ordenación forestal en el XII Congreso Forestal Mundial

Roma, 2003, 84 págs.
ISSN 0251-1584

En este número de Unasylva se ha recogido una muestra de las contribuciones más destacadas que se hicieron en el XII Congreso Forestal Mundial sobre la ordenación forestal. El congreso, que se organiza cada seis años bajo los auspicios de la FAO, es el acontecimiento mundial más importante relacionado con el sector forestal. El XII Congreso se celebró del 21 al 28 de septiembre de 2003 en Quebec, Canadá, en torno al tema "Los bosques, fuente de vida". Se dieron cita en él más de 4 000 personas de 137 países.


Sección 4


Agro-acuicultura integrada. Manual básico

FAO Documento técnico de pesca Nº 407
Roma, 2004, 172 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304599-X
ISSN 1014-1138

Este documento contiene 38 contribuciones en siete secciones, que exponen las consideraciones socioculturales, económicas y ambientales relativas a la introducción de las técnicas de integración, y ofrece numerosos ejemplos de cultivos integrados incluyendo la integración peces-animales y arroz-peces, así como aspectos de la alimentación, gestión, reproducción y cría de peces en el contexto de la integración. El objetivo de esta publicación es dar a los responsables de la toma de decisiones sobre agricultura y desarrollo rural una visión general y los fundamentos de la integración agricultura-acuicultura, y ayudarles a decidir si desean incluir estas prácticas en sus programas. La publicación ofrece ejemplos de sistemas de integración que pueden resultar útiles para especialistas que trabajan directamente con los agricultores. Los agricultores pueden mejorar sus condiciones de vida bien introduciendo en sus granjas los sistemas de integración agricultura-acuicultura, o bien mejorando ulteriormente los sistemas que ya han introducido.


Comité de Pesca. Informe de la segunda reunión del Subcomité de Acuicultura. Trondheim, Noruega, 7-11 de agosto de 2003

Roma, 2003, 102 págs., trilingüe (En/Fr /Es)
ISBN 92-5-005053-4
ISSN 0429-9337

El Subcomité elogió al Departamento de Pesca de la FAO por las medidas adoptadas sobre las recomendaciones de su primera reunión. EL Subcomité examinó varias nuevas cuestiones y llegó a un acuerdo sobre una lista de prioridades para las actividades, pidiendo a la Secretaría que garantizara su aplicación durante el período entre reuniones.


Manual de evaluación de recursos pesqueros

FAO Documento técnico de pesca Nº 393
Roma, 2003, 184 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304505-1
ISSN 1014-1138

El presente manual inicia con una introducción a los modelos matemáticos aplicados a la evaluación de los recursos pesqueros. Se presentan las hipótesis relativas a los modelos y los conceptos de tasas de variación de parámetros en función del tiempo. Se expone el concepto de cohorte y el modelo de crecimiento de la cohorte. En el capítulo sobre las poblaciones de peces, se define el patrón de explotación y sus componentes, presentándose los modelos más usados para la relación población-reclutamiento, así como las proyecciones de población de corto como de largo plazo. En lo que respecta a la gestión de los recursos pesqueros, se discuten los puntos de referencia biológica. Finalmente, se describen los métodos generales de estimación de parámetros, con particular atención a los análisis de cohortes por edades y tallas. El autor y la investigadora Manuela Azevedo presentan los ejercicios de un curso impartido en el IPIMAR.

New titles in Chinese

Section 4

Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries

Rome, 2004, 18 pp.
ISBN 92-5-504979-8

The Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends on Capture Fisheries is a voluntary instrument that applies to all states and entities. Its overall objectives are to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of fishery status and trends as a basis for fisheries policy-making and management for the conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources within ecosystems. The required actions fall under nine major areas, with a primary emphasis on the need for capacity building in developing countries.



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