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PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Section 1

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Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations

FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 174
Rome, 2003, 132 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-104870-3
ISSN 0259-2517
TC/M/Y4391/E
$26.00


Genotype x environment interactions, leading to inconsistency of best-yielding material across cropping environments, challenges plant breeders and complicates cultivar recommendation. However, it may also offer opportunities, e.g. raising yields through material specifically adapted to a given area or crop management practice, or limiting yield reduction in unfavourable years through the cultivation of stable-yielding material. Besides providing general background information, this publication shows how to exploit multi-environment yield trial data for the definition of adaptation strategies and yield stability targets in breeding programmes and in order to optimize cultivar recommendations. Information on useful software for data analysis is provided throughout the book, with special emphasis on IRRISTAT, a programme developed by the International Rice Research Institute, provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

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Goose production

FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 154
Rome, 2002, 158 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104862-2
ISSN 0254-6019
TC/M/Y4359/E
$24.00


This publication is a guide to sustainable domestic goose production. Geese have a number of inherent advantages: they can consume and digest large amounts of high fibre and low-quality feed; they are easy to manage; and their rapid growth renders them one of the most efficient sources for meat production. In addition, feathers/down and fatty liver are valuable by-products, while their strong territorial instinct makes them very effective guards. As selective feeders, geese have been used for weed control in a wide range of crops. All aspects of goose production are discussed in this book, including feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry, flock heath and breeding. Regional differences in production practices are also described. The book will be of practical value to those planning to keep geese and those who already keep geese, as well as students and development agencies wishing to promote goose production.

FORESTRY
Section 3

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FAO Conservation Guides CD-ROM Collection

Rome, 2003, Double CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-004907-2
TC/C/Y4501/Tri
$60.00


The FAO Conservation Guides address issues relating to forest conservation in general and more specifically forest ecology, conservation and wildlife management, watershed management and forestry in fragile ecosystems. This CD contains all the numbers that were issued up until the year 2000 (No. 1 to 34), most of them in three languages.

FISHERIES
Section 4

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Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The). Volume 1. Introduction, molluscs, crustaceans, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes and chimaeras

FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes
Rome, 2002, 614 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104825-8
ISSN 1020-6868
TC/M/Y4160/E
$60.00


This three volume field guide will cover the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 31. The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes, sea turtles and marine mammals. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological and biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic. Within the field guide, the sections on the resource groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order and family. Each resource group is introduced by general remarks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account summarizing family diagnostic characters, biological and fisheries information, notes on similar families occurring in the area, a key to species, a checklist of species and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family account and no detailed species information. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries information, notes on geographical distribution and a distribution map. For less important species, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAO common name(s), an illustration, a distribution map and notes on biology, fisheries and distribution. The final volume will conclude with an index of scientific and common names.

 
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Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem

Rome, 2003, 446 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104767-7-7
TC/M/Y3630/E
$140.00


Currently there is a great concern about overfishing and the effects of fisheries on other marine organisms. This book addresses ecological and environmental issues associated with responsible and sustainable marine fisheries. It inculdes 20 chapters and has been developed from an international conference and concurrent symposium held in Iceland in October 2001. Contents include: a global overview of marine capture fisheries; legal protection for marine ecosystems. dynamics of marine ecosystems; the role of man in marine ecosystems; and incorportaing ecosystems in fishreies management. Co-published witth CABI Publishing, UK. Available from FAO for developing countries only. For other parts of the world, please contact CABI at cabi@cabi.org or www.cabi-publishing.org.

LAND AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
Section 5

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Agricultural drainage water management in arid and semi-arid areas

FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper No. 61
Rome, 2002, 204 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-104839-8
ISSN 0254-5284
TC/M/Y4263/E
$38.00


This publication provides planners, decision-makers and engineers with guidelines to sustain irrigated agriculture and at the same time to protect water resources from the negative impacts of agricultural drainage water disposal. On the basis of case studies from Central Asia, Egypt, India, Pakistan and the United States of America, it distinguishes four broad groups of drainage water management options: water conservation, drainage water re-use, drainage water disposal and drainage water treatment. All these options have certain potential impacts on the hydrology and water quality in an area, with interactions and trade-offs occurring when more than one is applied. This publication presents a framework to help make a selection from among the various drainage water management options and to evaluate their impact and contribution towards development goals. In addition, it presents technical background and guidelines on each of the options to enable improved assessment of their impacts and to facilitate the preparation of drainage water management plans and designs. The full texts of the case studies can be found on the attached CD-ROM.

 
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Digital Soil Map of the World and Derived Soil Properties. Rev. 1

FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No. 1 Rev. 1
Rome, 2003 (CD-ROM)
ISBN 92-5-104895-9
ISSN 1020-7147
TC/C/Y4459/E
$40.00


This CD-ROM contains the Digital Soil Map of the World in various formats, verctor as well as raster, supported by most GIS software. The base material is the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World at an original scale of 1:5 million. Programs and data files give tabular country information on soil characteristics and derived soil properties from the map are included, such as pH, organic carbon content and soil moisture storage capability. In addition programs and data files are included that display derived soil properties. The revision included the adding of a number of user-friendly ArcView files allowing the display of dominant soils by continent and the inclusion of the update of the image of the WRB World Soil Resources Map.

 
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Groundwater management. The search for practical approaches

Water Report No. 25
Rome, 2003, 54 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104908-4
ISSN 1020-1203
TC/M/Y4502/E
$16.00


This report gives a brief diagnosis of the nature of current groundwater use and management practices and sets a path for a more practical approach. The limits of conventional water management are discussed and the prospects for expanding the repertoire of management tools for groundwater are examined. The roles of research, dissemination of data and integrated water management will continue along with adaptive approaches tuned to local settings. The United Nations agencies each have a role to play in their respective areas of comparative advantage, but these will need to stem from a heightened appreciation of what can be achieved in practice.

 
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Multilingual Soil Profile Database, (The). (SDBm Plus)

FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No. 23
Rome, 2003 (CD-ROM)
ISBN 92-5-104909-2
ISSN 1020-7147
TC/C/Y4520/E
$40.00


SDBm Plus is a collection of programs incorporated into a menu-based interactive user interface to enter soils data into a database and manage the database. It is useful for storage of primary soils information assembled at national level, or data collected in subnational or local soil surveys. Data storage is greatly facilitated by the multilingual function providing help menus in English, French, Spanish and German. SDBm Plus is one of the components of FAO/AGLL’s GIS-based decision support tools for land resources analysis, and of the MicroLEIS land evaluation system. SDBm data can be used in various applications, including land evaluation for sustainable land use and anagement and soil monitoring.

 
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Rethinking the approach to groundwater and food security

Water Report No. 24
Rome, 2003, 62 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104904-1
ISSN 1020-1203
TC/M/Y4495/E
$26.00


The global production of food, notably cereal crops, appears to have been remarkably resilient to the vagaries of climate. The unsung hero in this production chain may well be groundwater. When rainfed agriculture fails, the fallback is usually groundwater. First it is accessed to smooth over the dry periods, and then it becomes a habit. Therefore, staying within strict resource limits would seem to be the obvious piece of management advice. That sensible advice was given in the late 1950s; in the meantime the green revolution occurred and 40 years later the resource limits on many key aquifers have been exceeded. High-quality groundwater that had taken thousands of years to emplace has gone in a few decades, leaving agriculture, municipalities and rural communities competing for the recoverable groundwater that remains. This paper explains why conventional approaches to groundwater management may need to be re-thought.

 
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Review of world water resources by country

Water Report No. 23
Rome, 2003, 126 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104899-1
ISSN 1020-1203
TC/M/Y4473/E
$35.00


FAO’s Aquastat programme compiles existing quantitative and qualitative information on water resources, water use and irrigation by country. This report focuses on the work done through the Aquastat surveys to collect and analyse available information on water resources for all countries in the world. It introduces the concepts and methodology applied to compute country-level water resources data, and presents and analyses the key findings at both global and regional levels. A summary table provides the elements of the water balance for each of the 170 countries and territories surveyed.

 
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Unlocking the water potential of agriculture

Rome, 2003, 70 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104911-4
TC/M/Y4525/E
$16.00


All statistical evidence confirms that agriculture is the key sector for water management, now and in the next decades. Nevertheless, the rural water development sector fails at present to get priority, compared to other competing sectors, in international fora. Strong and new arguments are needed to bring rural water back “on line”. Agriculture policies and investments will need to become more strategic. They will have to unlock the potential of agricultural water management practices to raise productivity, spread equitable access to water, and conserve the natural productivity of water resources base.

STATISTICS
Section 7

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FAO Bulletin of Statistics. Vol. 3 , 2002 - No. 1

Rome, 2003, 144 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISSN 1020-8100
TC/P/Y4376/Multi/E
$12.00


The FAO Bulletin of Statistics is putting new emphasis on presenting the most up-to-date statistics on agricultural production. The most recent year's crop and livestock data and that of the years immediately preceding are provided. Two issues per year.

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

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Principles and guidelines for incorporating microbiological risk assessment in the development of food safety standards, guidelines and related texts. Report of a FAO/WHO Consultation. Kiel, Germany, 18-22 March 2002

2002, 48 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104845-2
TR/M/Y4302/E
$12.00


Effective management of food-borne hazards to human health requires on-going interaction and communication between all interested parties; guidance on communication and interaction, therefore, is essential at all stages of risk management. A number of working papers, short papers on practical experience at the national level, and particular challenges faced by developing countries were presented at this consultation, attended by 25 experts from 19 countries. These draft guidelines will be subject to international peer and public review before finalization in 2003. Co-published with WHO.

 
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Risk assessments of Salmonella in eggs and broiler chickens. Interpretative summary

Microbiological Risk Assessment Series No. 1
Geneva, 2002, 66 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104873-8
ISSN 1726-5274
TC/M/Y4393/E
$12.60


This volume contains the interpretative summary on the monographs on risk assessment of Salmonella in eggs and broiler chickens that have been prepared and reviewed by an international team of scientists. During their preparation input was received from several international fora including expert consultations and Codex Alimentarius committee meetings as well as via public and peer review. Co-published with WHO.

 
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Risk assessment of Salmonella in eggs and broiler chicken

Microbiological Risk Assessment Series No. 2
Geneva, 2002, 326 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104872-X
ISSN 1726-5274
TC/M/Y4392/E
$40.50


This volume contains monographs on risk assessment of Salmonella in eggs and broiler chickens that have been prepared and reviewed by an international team of scientists. During their preparation input was received from several international fora including expert consultations and Codex Alimentarius committee meetings as well as via public and peer review. The monographs in this volume comprise data and methodology relevant to the four steps of risk assessment - hazard identification, exposure assessment, hazard characterization and risk characterization - of Salmonella in eggs and broiler chickens. This volume and others in the new Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to risk managers such as the Codex Alimentarius, governments and food regulatory agencies, scientists, food producers and industries and other people or institutions working in the area of microbiological hazards in foods, their impact on human health and food trade and their control. Co-published with WHO.

 
 

PRODUCTION VÉGÉTALE ET PROTECTION DES PLANTES
Section 1

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Maïs en zones tropicales, (Le). Amélioration et production

Collection FAO: Production végétale et protection des plantes no. 28
Rome, 2002, 396 p.
ISBN 92-5-204457-4
ISSN 1014-305X
TC/P/X7650/F
$30.00


Il est certain que le maïs continuera à jouer un rôle majeur dans la sécurité alimentaire. La demande en maïs grain pour l'alimentation animale devrait augmenter d'une façon spectaculaire dans les prochaines années. Pour faire face à cette nouvelle demande, les agriculteurs tropicaux devront accroître leurs productions et leurs productivités. "Le maïs en zones tropicales: amélioration et production", préparé par des spécialistes de cette culture, constitue une mise à jour des connaissances en amélioration du maïs tropical et apporte ainsi une information essentielle, indispensable au développement continu de cette culture. Cet ouvrage devrait être particulièrement utile aux chercheurs et aux responsables du développement concernés par la production du maïs en milieu tropical et subtropical.

PRODUCTION ET SANTÉ ANIMALES
Section 2

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Production des oies

Études FAO: Production et santé animales no. 154
Rome, 2002, 150 p.
ISBN 92-5-204862-6
ISSN 1014-1197
TC/M/Y4359/F
$24.00


L’objectif de ce livre est de procurer au lecteur un guide pour la mise en œuvre d'une production d’oies rentable et durable, basée sur les avantages naturels qu’offre cet oiseau par ses caractéristiques comportementales et physiologiques. L’oie est un animal tout à fait approprié à développer une production intéressante à cause de son aptitude à consommer et à digérer de grandes quantités de composants alimentaires riches en fibres; grâce à sa vitesse de croissance qui est la plus rapide parmi toutes les espèces aviaires utilisées pour la production de viande et aussi grâce à son duvet et son foie gras qui sont des produits additionnels de haute valeur. L'ouvrage tente de couvrir tous les aspects de production spécifique liés aux différences régionales et aborde également de nombreuses questions liées à la production, notamment dans les domaines de l'alimentation, du logement, de la gestion et de la pratique d'élevage, de la santé et de la reproduction. Cet ouvrage possède une grande valeur pratique pour ceux qui désireraient commencer un élevage d'oies, ainsi que pour ceux qui en possèdent déjà et également pour les étudiants ou les agences de développement qui veulent promouvoir cet élevage.

FORÊTS
Section 3

Commander

Cahier FAO: Conservation - Collection sur CD-ROM

Rome, 2002, double CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-004907-2
ISSN 1014-2894
TC/M/Y4521/Tri
$60.00


Les Cahiers FAO: Conservation abordent des thèmes relatifs à la conservation des forêts en général, et plus particulièrement à l’écologie forestière, à la conservation et la gestion de la faune sauvage, à l’aménagement des bassins versants et à foresterie dans les écosystèmes fragiles. Ce CD-ROM réunit toute la collection des Cahiers publiés jusqu’ en 2000 (no. 1 à 34), pour la plupart en trois langues.

STATISTIQUES
Section 7

Commander

Bulletin FAO de statistiques. Vol. 3 , 2002 - No. 1

Rome, 2003, 144 p., multilingue (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISSN 1020-8100
TC/P/Y4376/Multi
$12.00


Le Bulletin FAO de statistiques s'attache à présenter les statistiques les plus à jour concernant la production agricole. On trouvera dans le bulletin les données annuelles les plus récentes relatives aux cultures et à l'élevage et celles des dernières années. Deux numéros par an.

 
 

MONTES
Sección 3

Pedir

Guías FAO: Conservación - colección en CD-ROM

Roma, 2003, doble CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-004907-2
TC/C/Y4501/Tri
$60.00


Las Guías FAO: Conservación contienen temas relacionados con la conservación de los bosques en general, y más específicamente con la ecología, la conservación y gestión de la fauna y flora silvestres en los bosques, la gestión de las cuencas hidrográficas y la selvicultura en ecosistemas frágiles. La colección en este CD-ROM abarca todos los números de las Guías publicados hasta el año 2000, hasta el número 34, la mayor parte de los cuales existe en tres idiomas.

FOMENTO DE TIERRAS Y AGUAS
Sección 5

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Descubrir el potencial del agua para la agricultura

Roma, 2003, 70 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304911-1
TC/M/Y4525/S
$16.00


Todos los datos estadísticos confirman que la agricultura es el sector clave para el manejo del agua, tanto en la actualidad como en las próximas décadas. Sin embargo, el sector del desarrollo rural del agua en el momento actual enfrenta dificultades, comparado con otros sectores competitivos, para obtener la prioridad que merece en los foros internacionales. Son necesarios argumentos nuevos y fuertes para dar al agua en la agricultura el lugar que le corresponde. Las políticas y las inversiones en la agricultura necesitarán ser mucho más estratégicas. Deberán descubrir el potencial de las prácticas de manejo del agua para elevar la productividad, difundir un equitativo acceso al agua y conservar la productividad natural de la base de recursos hídricos.

ESTADÍSTICA
Sección 7

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Boletín FAO de Estadísticas. Vol. 3 , 2002 - No. 1

Roma, 2003, 144 p., multilingüe (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISSN 1020-8100
TC/P/Y4376/Multi
$12.00


El Boletín de Estadística de la FAO presenta las estadísticas más actualizadas sobre la producción agropecuaria. Ene l boletin aparecen los datos más recientes del año sobre los cultivos y la ganadería y los de año inmediatamente anterior.

 
 
New titles in Arabic

FISHERIES
Section 4

International Plan of Action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Rome, 2003, 44 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604601-6
TC/M/Y1224/Ar
$8.00


The IOPA-IUU is a voluntary instrument that applies to all States and entities and to all fishers. Following the IPOA's introduction, the nature and scope of IUU fishing is addressed. This is followed by the IPOA's objective and principles and the implementation of measures to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. These measures focus on all State responsibilities, flag State responsibilities, coastal State measures, port State measures, internationally agreed market-related measures, research and regional fisheries management organizations. Special requirements of developing countries are then considered, followed by reporting requirements and the role of FAO.

STATISTICS
Section 7

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FAO Bulletin of Statistics. Vol. 3 , 2002 - No. 1

Rome, 2003, 144 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISSN 1020-8100
TC/P/Y4376/Multi/E
$12.00


The FAO Bulletin of Statistics is putting new emphasis on presenting the most up-to-date statistics on agricultural production. The most recent year's crop and livestock data and that of the years immediately preceding are provided. Two issues per year.

 
 
New titles in Chinese

FISHERIES
Section 4

International Plan of Action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Rome, 2003, 44 pp.
ISBN 92-5-504601-2
TC/M/Y1224/Ch
$8.00


The IOPA-IUU is a voluntary instrument that applies to all States and entities and to all fishers. Following the IPOA's introduction, the nature and scope of IUU fishing is addressed. This is followed by the IPOA's objective and principles and the implementation of measures to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. These measures focus on all State responsibilities, flag State responsibilities, coastal State measures, port State measures, internationally agreed market-related measures, research and regional fisheries management organizations. Special requirements of developing countries are then considered, followed by reporting requirements and the role of FAO.

STATISTICS
Section 7

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FAO Bulletin of Statistics. Vol. 3 , 2002 - No. 1

Rome, 2003, 144 pp., Multilingual (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)
ISSN 1020-8100
TC/P/Y4376/Multi/E
$12.00


The FAO Bulletin of Statistics is putting new emphasis on presenting the most up-to-date statistics on agricultural production. The most recent year's crop and livestock data and that of the years immediately preceding are provided. Two issues per year.

 

 

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