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ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

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Employement generation through small-scale dairy marketing and processing. Experiences from Kenya, Bangladesh and Ghana

FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 158
Rome, 2004, 60 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104980-7
ISSN 0254-6019
TC/M/Y4860/E
$12.00


The role of employment in poverty-reduction programmes in developing countries has received considerable attention the world over. Many new employment opportunities in many developing countries are created in the informal sector where the rate of growth may be higher than that of the formal sector. Dairy markets offer good opportunities for non-farm rural and urban employment. This may particularly be true in informal milk markets, which rely less on modern milk processing equipment and more on traditional labour-intensive technologies. The case studies from Kenya, Bangladesh and Ghana provide an opportunity to gain strategic insights into how small-scale dairy marketing and processing can contribute significantly to rural and urban employment, most of which occurs in the informal sector. The capacity for small-scale dairy processing and marketing to generate jobs in rural communities, as well as in peri-urban and urban areas, is demonstrated. Although the evidence presented here is based on simple case studies and should be taken as only indicative, it nevertheless demonstrates the strong potential for even small quantities of milk to generate employment in rural and peri-urban areas.

 

FORESTRY
Section 3

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Forestry Outlook Study for Africa: Regional, subregional and country reports (CD-ROM)

Rome, 2003, Trilingual (En/Fr/Ar)
ISBN 92-5-005096-8
TC/C/Y5233/E
$30.00


The Forestry Outlook Study for Africa (FOSA) is an in-depth study analysing the status, trends and driving forces shaping African forestry and assessing potential changes in the sector to the year 2020. As globalization progresses and economies become more integrated, the opportunities and challenges for the forest sector are unfolding rapidly. FOSA provides a long-term perspective, enabling countries to develop appropriate responses to enhance the sector's contribution to societal welfare. This CD-ROM includes the complete FOSA regional and subregional reports and synthesis, and 45 country outlook papers prepared by national focal points.
System requirements: Windows 98/98/NT/2000/XP; 64 MB RAM; 18MB hard disk space

 

FISHERIES
Section 4

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Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CD-ROM). Update November 2003

Rome, 2004, 102 pp., Trilingual (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005091-7
TC/C/Y5219/Tri
$30.00


This CD-ROM contains the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its supporting documents and instruments, including the international plans of action, technical guidelines, documents prepared for the sessions of the FAO Committee on Fisheries and the video entitled Connecting the lines. It is planned to update this CD-ROM periodically as more information becomes available.
System requirements: Pentium processor-based PC or compatible; Windows 98/Me/2000/XP; at least 126MB RAM; QuickTime+iTunes for Windows XP/2000

 
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Poverty and Small-scale Fisheries in West Africa

Dordrecht, 2003, 266 pp., hardbound
ISBN 92-5-105011-2
TC/M/Y5018/E
$75.00


This book offers a new, multi-disciplinary perspective on the problem of poverty in small-scale fisheries, introducing innovative concepts and ideas and drawing upon recent knowledge generated by in-depth empirical case studies. It makes explicit connections with the Sustainable Livelihood Approach and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries - two prominent frameworks which are recognized, applied and promoted internationally by scholars, practitioners and donor agencies in their work on fisheries development. The book also represents a key source of up-to-date information and reference material for anybody interested or working in the fields of poverty and fisheries management in developing countries (Copublished with Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands).

 
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Report of the Expert Consultation on Fishing Vessels Operating under Open Registries and their Impact on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Miami, Florida, USA, 23-25 September 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 449
Rome, 2004, 168 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105098-8
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/Y5244/E
$28.00


The Expert Consultation was convened by FAO with a view to facilitating the implementation of the 2001 FAO International Plan of Action to Deter, Prevent and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU). Experts for this Consultation were selected because of their experience with open registries and in the field of fisheries. The Experts focused on the effects of IUU fishing on global fishery resources and on lessons that might be learned from the experiences of flag States that have already implemented tighter control over the activities of their fishing vessels. Background papers and three case studies from selected open registry countries were presented.

 

LAND AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
Section 5

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Assessment of soil nutrient balance. Approaches and methodologies

FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition Bulletin No. 14
Rome, 2003, 98 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105038-4
ISSN 0259-2495
TC/M/Y5066/E
$36.00


Nutrient-balance assessments are valuable tools for delineating the consequences of farming on soil fertility. Various approaches and methods for different situations have been used. This bulletin presents a state-of-the-art review of nutrient balance studies. It brings out the evolution of the approaches and methods, provides for comparisons among them, features the improvements made and highlights remaining issues. This analysis will be useful I further development of the assessment methodologies as reliable tools for devising time-scale soil fertility management interventions.

 

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

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Medium-term prospects for agricultural commodities. Projections to the Year 2010

FAO Commodities and Trade Technical Paper No. 1
Rome, 2003, 192 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105077-
ISSN 1729-9829
TC/M/Y5143/E
$30.00


FAO regularly undertakes projections of production, demand and trade for all major agricultural commodities and for practically all countries in the world, as a basis for medium-term commodity policy analysis and for assessing future food security problems. These projections are important input for FAO's commodity outlook work in general, for global perspective studies, and as background for policy consultations on individual commodities. The projections are used by national planning agencies, international research institutions, project missions and other organizations and enterprises requiring a world frame of reference for national agricultural commodity policy and investment strategies. The unique feature of the FAO projections is to provide details of production, consumption and trade for individual commodities and countries that are generally not available elsewhere. The present document is the first of a new series, entitled FAO Commodities and Trade Technical Papers, that will include a variety of studies with a technical and analytical focus.

 
 
 

FORÊTS
Section 3

Commander

Étude prospective du secteur forestier en Afrique. Raports régionaux, sous-régionaux et des pays (CD-ROM)

Rome, 2003, 102 p., trilingue (En/Fr/Ar)
ISBN 92-5-005096-8
TC/C/Y5233/Multi
$30.00


Les perspectives du secteur forestier en Afrique (FOSA) est une étude approfondie qui analyse la situation, les tendances et les facteurs du changement qui modèlent la foresterie africaine et évalue les changements qui pourraient se produire dans le secteur jusqu'à l'an 2020. Avec la progression de la mondialisation et l'intégration croissante des économies, les opportunités et les défis du secteur forestier évoluent rapidement. FOSA présente des perspectives à long terme, pour permettre aux pays de mettre au point des réponses propres à renforcer la contribution du secteur au bien-être social. Ce CD-ROM contient la collection complète des rapports FOSA régionaux et sous-régionaux, une synthèse, et 45 documents regionaux de prospective préparés par les points focaux nationaux.
Configuratuion minimale: Windows 98/98/NT/2000/XP; 64 MB RAM; 18MB hard disk space

 
Commander

Unasylva No. 214/215. Vol. 54 - 2003/3-4. La gestion des forêts au XIIème Congrès forestier mondial

Rome, 2003, 84 p.
TC/P/Y5189/F
$24.00


Ce numéro d' Unasylva présente un échantillon des meilleures contributions sur la gestion des forêts du XIIème Congrès forestier mondial. Organisé tous les six ans sous les auspices de la FAO, ce congrès est l'événement forestier le plus important du monde. Sa douzième session s'est tenue du 21 au 28 septembre à Québec, Canada, et portait sur le thème " Les forêts, source de vie ". Plus de 4 000 personnes venant de 137 pays y ont participé.

 

PÊCHES
Section 4

Commander

Code de conduite pour une pêche responsable (CD-ROM). Mis à jour en novembre 2003

Rome, 2004, trilingue (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005091-7
TC/C/Y5219/Tri
$30.00


Ce CD-ROM contient le Code de conduite pour une pêche responsable et ses instruments et documents connexes, notamment les Plans d' action internationaux, les directives techniques, les documents préparés pour les Sessions du Comité des pêches de la FAO, aisni qu' une video intitulée Un lien de responsabilité . Il est prévu de mettre à jour ce CD-ROM lorsque des informations complémentaires seront disponible.
Configuration minimale: Pentium processor-based PC or compatible; Windows 98/Me/2000/XP; at least 126MB RAM; QuickTime+iTunes for Windows XP/2000

 

ALIMENTATION ET NUTRITION
Section 8

Commander

Commission du Codex Alimentarius. Rapport de la vingt-sixième session Rome, 30 juin-7 juillet 2003. Programme mixte FAO/OMS sur les normes alimentaires

Rome, 2004, 158 p.
ISBN 92-5-204964-9
ISSN 1020-4105
TC/M/Y4800/F
$14.00


Organe exclusif des Nations Unies chargé d'établir des normes alimentaires internationales, la Commission FAO/OMS du Codex Alimentarius vise à protéger la santé des consommateurs et à garantir l'équité du commerce des denrées alimentaires. Les normes alimentaires, les codes d'usages et autres directives, ainsi que les recommandations adoptés par la Commission constituent le Codex Alimentarius, code international régissant les denrées alimentaires. La Commission du Codex Alimentarius a pour objectif un monde dans lequel les consommateurs jouiraient d'une protection aussi élevée que possible, notamment en ce qui concerne la sécurité sanitaire et la qualité des aliments. À l'occasion de sa vingt-sixième session, la Commission a adopté les premiers protocoles convenus à l'échelle internationale portant sur l'évaluation de la sécurité sanitaire des aliments dérivés des biotechnologies. Elle a également entamé une réforme de sa structure et de ses procédures, en vue de satisfaire les exigences croissantes des gouvernements et des parties prenantes, qui réclament une efficacité et une pertinence accrues au niveau de ses activités. Ont participé à la vingt-sixième session de la Commission, tenue du 30 juin au 7 juillet 2003, 558 personnes représentant 124 gouvernements et 48 organisations gouvernementales et non gouvernementales internationales. Le présent rapport a été adopté par la Commission à la clôture de la session. Y figurent une liste complète des participants, ainsi qu'une liste des normes et des textes y afférents adoptés par la Commission.

 
 
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PESCA
Sección 4

Pedir

Código de Conducta para la pesca responsable (CD-ROM). Actualizado en noviembre de 2003

Roma, 2004, trilingüe (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005091-7
TC/C/Y5219/Tri
$30.00


Este CD-ROM contiene el Código de conducta para la pesca responsable y sus documentos e instrumentos de apoyo, incluyendo los planes internacionales de acción, las guías técnicas, los documentos preparados para las sesiones del Comité de Pesca de la FAO y el vídeo titulado Un vínculo de responsabilidad. Está previsto actualizar periódicamente este CD-ROM en la medida que se disponga de más información.
System requirements: Pentium processor-based PC or compatible; Windows 98/Me/2000/XP; at least 126MB RAM; QuickTime+iTunes for Windows XP/2000

 

ALIMETACIÓN Y NUTRICIÓN
Sección 8

Pedir

Comisíon del Codex Alimentarius Informe del 26º período de sesiones. Roma, 30 de junio-7 de julio de 2003. Programa Conjunto FAO/OMS sobre Normas Alimentarias

Roma, 2004, 156 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304964-2
ISSN 1020-4113
TR/M/Y4800/S
$14.00


La Comisión FAO/OMS del Codex Alimentarius es el órgano específico de las Naciones Unidas encargado de establecer normas alimentarias internacionales destinadas a proteger la salud de los consumidores y asegurar la adopción de prácticas leales en el comercio de alimentos. Las normas alimentarias, los códigos de prácticas y otras directrices y recomendaciones adoptadas por la Comisión forman el Codex Alimentarius: el Código Alimentario Internacional. La Comisión del Codex Alimentarius concibe un mundo dotado de los niveles de protección al consumidor más elevados que se puedan alcanzar, en particular la inocuidad y la calidad de los alimentos. En su 26º período de sesiones se adoptaron los primeros protocolos acordados internacionalmente para evaluar la inocuidad de los alimentos obtenidos por medios biotecnológicos. Se inició también un proceso de reforma de su estructura y procedimientos para atender las expectativas crecientes de los gobiernos y partes interesadas respecto de una mayor eficacia y pertinencia de su labor. A su 26º período de sesiones, celebrado del 30 de junio al 7 de julio de 2003, asistieron 558 participantes en representación de 124 gobiernos y 48 organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales internacionales. La presente publicación es el informe de dicho período de sesiones, aprobado por la Comisión en su sesión de clausura. Incluye una lista completa de los participantes así como una lista de todas las normas y textos afines adoptados por la Comisión.

 
 
New titles in Arabic
 

FORESTRY
Section 3

Forestry Outlook Study for Africa: Regional, subregional and country reports (CD-ROM)

Rome, 200, Trilingual (En/Fr/Es)
ISBN 92-5-005096-8
TC/C/Y45233/Multi
$30.00


The Forestry Outlook Study for Africa (FOSA) is an in-depth study analysing the status, trends and driving forces shaping African forestry and assessing potential changes in the sector to the year 2020. As globalization progresses and economies become more integrated, the opportunities and challenges for the forest sector are unfolding rapidly. FOSA provides a long-term perspective, enabling countries to develop appropriate responses to enhance the sector's contribution to societal welfare. This CD-ROM includes the complete FOSA regional and subregional reports and synthesis, and 45 country outlook papers prepared by national focal points.
System requirements: Windows 98/98/NT/2000/XP; 64 MB RAM; 18MB hard disk space

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

Assuring Food Safety and Quality - Guidelines for strengthening national food control systems

Rome, 2003, 120 pp.
FAO Food and Nutrition Paper No. 76
ISBN 92-5-604918-X
ISSN 1020-5820
TC/M/Y8705/Ar
$14.00


These guidelines seek to provide advice to national authorities on strategies to strengthen food control systems to protect public health, prevent fraud and deception, avoid food adulteration and facilitate trade. The guidelines will also be of assistance to a range of other stakeholders including consumer groups, industry and trade organizations, farmer groups and any other groups or associations that influence national policy in this area.

 

Codex Alimentarius Commission. Report of the twenty-sixth session. Rome 30 june-7 july 2003. Joint FAO/WHO Standards Programme

Rome, 2004, 182 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604964-3
ISSN 1020-9530
TC/M/Y4800/Ar
$14.00


The FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission is the unique United Nations body responsible for establishing international food standards aimed at protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. The food standards, codes of practice and other guidelines and recommendations adopted by the Commission form the Codex Alimentarius: the international food code. The Codex Alimentarius Commission envisages a world afforded the highest attainable levels of consumer protection, including food safety and quality. The 26th Session adopted the first internationally agreed protocols for assessing the safety of foods derived from biotechnology. It also began a process of reform of its structure and procedures to meet the increased expectations of governments and stakeholders for increased efficiency and relevance of its work. This is the report of that meeting, adopted by the Commission itself on its closing day. It includes a full list of all participants and a list of all the standards and related texts adopted by the Commission.

 

FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators. 28-20 January 2002, Marrakesh, Morocco. Improving efficiency and transparency in food safety systems - sharing experiences. Proceedings of the forum

Rome, 2003, 290 pp.
ISBN 92-5-604770-5
TC/M/Y3680/Ar
$22.00


Over 300 delegates from 110 countries and 17 international organizations participated in this Global Forum to exchange information and experiences and to discuss food safety issues of international importance. All the discussions were based on the principle that regulations must be science-based and built on risk assessment as appropriate to circumstances, and demonstrated a global recognition that actions need to be taken throughout the food chain from farm and fishing boat to the consumer. In the process of sharing experiences, countries learned that it is possible to use food safety regulations to reduce foodborne illness and improve the overall health of their populations. This also helps countries develop their trade opportunities and strengthen consumer confidence in the safety of their food supply.

 
 
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FISHERIES
Section 4

Committe 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, 50 pp.
ISBN 92-5-505053-2
ISSN 1020-8860
TR/M/Y5094/Ch
$12.00


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.

 
 

NEW TITLE IN PORTOGUESE

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

Melhorar a nutrição através das hortas familiares. Módulo de formaçao destinado a técnicos de extensao em Africa

Roma, 2003, 296 págs.
ISBN 92-5-904388-3
TC/M/X3996/P
$33.00


A publicação de Melhorar a nutrição através das hortas familiares. Módulo de formação destinado a Técnicos de Extensão Agrícola em África tem como finalidade a formação de técnicos de extensão rural, de economia doméstica, de nutrição, de saúde e de outros agentes de desenvolvimento que trabalhem com famílias e comunidades. As hortas familiares existem em muitas zonas húmidas e sub-húmidas de África. Essas hortas, tendo uma funda tradição, constituem um enorme potencial de melhoria do aprovisionamento alimentar das famílias, podendo ser usadas para cultivar diversas espécies vegetais, frutos, cereais, plantas medicinais e especiarias, bem como para criar animais, incluindo peixes. Se devidamente tratada, mesmo uma pequena porção de terra pode contribuir substancialmente para aumentar o nível nutricional familiar, indo ao encontro das suas necessidades alimentares. Este módulo de formação abrange a produção de alimentos e questões nutricionais, fornecendo um vasto leque de materiais para a formação de técnicos de campo que desejem ajudar as famílias e respectivas comunidades a melhorarem a produção alimentar e a aumentarem o valor nutritivo das suas dietas.

 

 

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