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AGRICULTURE
Section 0

European Union accession and land tenure data in Central and Eastern Europe

FAO Land Tenure Policy Series No. 1
Rome, 2006, 40 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105497-5
ISSN 1819-1363
TC/M/A0464/E
$18.00


The European Union (EU) has embarked upon a major expansion into Central and Eastern Europe, with eight countries from the region becoming members in 2004, two more expected to become members in 2007, and a process established by which the countries of the Western Balkans can eventually accede to the EU. As part of their necessary transition from centrally planned to market economies, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe need to meet EU requirements for monitoring land tenure and use. This policy paper explores the issues for land tenure data in this context and makes recommendations for suitable approaches for the countries in EU accession. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers and their advisers in Central and Easter Europe.

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PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Section 1

FAO Pesticide residues in food. Joint meeting on pesticides residues. Reports and evaluations 2001-2005 (CD-ROM)

Rome, 2006
ISBN 92-5-105500-9
TC/C/A0478/E
$25.00


This CD-ROM contains all the Pesticides Residues in Food: Evaluations and Reports published by FAO in the Plant Production and Paper series, from 2001 to 2005 inclusive. An alphabetical index to pesticides has been added for convenience. All publications appear in PDF format and have to be read with Adobe® Acrobat Reader Version 7® (downloadable from the CD).
Minimum system requirements: Winows® 95 or 98, Pentium II; 64Mb RAM, 12x speed CD, 16-bit color.

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FISHERIES
Section 4

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Report of the eight session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Tirana, Albania, 25-28 October 2005

FAO Fisheries Report No. 789
Rome, 2006, 102 pp., Bilingual (En/Fr)
ISBN 92-5-005493-9
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/A0455/Bi
$16.00


The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) reviewed fishery management proposals emanating from its Sub-Committees and formulated related advice for consideration by the Commission. It identified research priorities and agreed on its workplan for 2006. It also suggested measures for the protection of certain marine ecosystems. In particular, SAC endorsed some principles for implementing the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), favoured the establishment of a Network on fish technologists to address gear selectivity issues and reiterated the importance of further standardizing stock assessment methodologies.

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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Report of the Experts Meeting for the Re-establishment on the GFCM Committee on Aquaculture Network on Environment and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean. Rome, 7-9 December 2005

FAO Fisheries Report No. 791
Rome, 2006, 66 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105501-7
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/A0466/E
$20.00


The Network on Environment and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (EAM), created in 1992 following the Mediterranean Regional Aquaculture Project (MEDRAP), ceased to operate as an effective network in 1996. The present experts meeting took place following a decision by the GFCM at its twenty-ninth session. The meeting was called to update the terms of reference of EAM and identify short- and medium-term activities. The experts suggested that EAM be re-established as a subsidiary body of GFCM-CAQ. It was envisaged that the restructured EAM would work through the following four working groups dealing with: (i) harmonization of environmental regulation and standards for aquaculture; (ii) scaling aquaculture-environmental interactions; (iii) integrating aquaculture within a coastal zone management framework; and (iv) public perception of aquaculture in relation to environment.

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Report of the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - West African Subregion. Accra, Ghana, 28 November-2 December 2005

FAO Fisheries Report No. 792
Rome, 2006, 86 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105492-4
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/A0457/E
$16.00


The purpose of the Workshop was to assist countries in the West African Subregion to develop capacity to elaborate National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (NPOAs-IUU). The Workshop addressed issues relating to the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the 2001 International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU) and FAO Fisheries Technical Guidelines No. 9 that have been developed to support the implementation of the IPOA-IUU; concepts of planning and the elaboration of action plans; decision-making about IUU fishing and skills enhancement through the identification of key issues relating to the elaboration of NPOAs-IUU, the primary vehicle by which the IPOA-IUU will be implemented by countries.

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Sampling methods applied to fisheries science: a manual

By: Emygdio Landerset Cadima, Ana Maria Garamelo, Manuel Afonso-Dias, Pedro Conte de Barros, Merete O.Trandstad, Juan Ignacio de Leiva-Moreno
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper no. 434
Rome, 2006, 96 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105397-9
ISSN 0429-9345
TR/M/A0198/E
$16.00


The main objective of this manual is to present the basic and standard concepts of sampling methods applied to fisheries science. In order to ensure sound fisheries research, it is essential to have reliable data from landing ports, fishery stocks and research surveys. A rational management of fishing resources can then be established to ensure a sustainable exploitation rate and responsible fisheries management, providing long-term benefits for all. This document provides an introduction to sampling theory and introduces the theory of the three worlds (population, sample and sampling), as well as a short revision of probability concepts. It also provides an overview of the simple random, random stratified, cluster and two-stage sampling methods. The expressions for estimating the mean and total of the populations, their sampling distributions, the expected values, the sampling variances and their estimates are included and justified for each of the sampling designs. The document also contains a case study of biological sampling from landing ports and exercises that should be used to further understanding of the objectives of sampling and its advantages for fishery resource studies.

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. China and India.

Policy Assistance Series No. 1/2
Bangkok, 2006, 166 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105508-4
ISSN 1819-4591
TC/M/A0496/E
$50.00


This publication is part of a three-volume diagnostic study on lessons learned and implications for agriculture and food security in the context of rapid growth in selected Asian economies. This second volume presents the country studies for China and India. It discusses experiences in agricultural development and economic growth and the implications of rapid growth in these countries for their own economies and those of other countries in the region and beyond. The implications of and the lesson learned from agricultural and rural development in the world's two largest nations are expected to be of interest to relevant governments, policy professionals and development practitioners in the formulation of policies and strategies for restructuring their agriculture sectors in response to changing market and trade opportunities and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of poverty and hunger eradication.

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Rapid growth of selected Asian economies. Lessons and implications for agriculture and food security. Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam

Policy Assistance Series No. 1/3
Bangkok, 2006, 194 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105509-2
ISSN 1819-4591
TC/M/A0497/E
$55.00


This publication is part of a three-volume diagnostic study on lessons learned and implications for agriculture and food security in the context of rapid growth in selected Asian economies. This third volume presents the country studies for the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. It discusses experiences in agricultural development and economic growth. The country studies provide useful lessons and insights on agricultural restructuring in response to changing market and trade opportunities. These are expected to be of interest to relevant governments, policy professionals and development practitioners in crafting national policies and strategies for rapid and sustained agricultural growth to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of poverty and hunger eradication.

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FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

Combined Compendium of Food Additive Specifications. Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. All specifications monographs from the 1st to the 65th meeting (1956-2005)
Volume 1: Food additives A-D

Rome, 2006, 542 pp.
FAO JECFA monographs No. 1 Vol. 1
ISBN 92-5-105392-8
ISSN 1817-7077
TC/M/A0188/E
$65.00

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Combined Compendium of Food Additive Specifications. Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. All specifications monographs from the 1st to the 65th meeting (1956-2005)
Volume 2: Food additives E-O

Rome, 2006, 494 pp.
FAO JECFA monographs No. 1 Vol. 2
ISBN 92-5-105393-6
ISSN 1817-7077
TC/M/A0189/E
$60.00

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Combined Compendium of Food Additive Specifications. Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. All specifications monographs from the 1st to the 65th meeting (1956-2005) Volume 3: Food additives P-Z

Rome, 2006, 648 pp.
FAO JECFA monographs No. 1 Vol. 3
ISBN 92-5-105394-4
ISSN 1817-7077
TC/M/A0190/E
$60.00



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These three documents belong to the four volumes comprising the combined food additive specifications prepared by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) during sixty-five meetings held from 1956 to 2005. The first three volumes are the specifications themselves and Volume 4 (to be published shortly) provides a reference for the analytical methods and test procedures used in and referenced by the specifications. Note that specifications for flavouring agents are not included in this published version, but may be found in an online searchable database at the FAO Web site. The specifications in this document provide information on the identity and purity of additives used directly in foods or in food production. The three main objectives of these specifications are to identify the additive that has been subjected to testing for safety, to ensure that the additive is of the quality required for use in food or in processing, and to reflect and encourage good manufacturing practice. This publication will be useful to all those who work with or are interested in food additives and their safe use in food.

 
 
 

PÊCHES
Section 4

Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée. Rapport de la huitième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Tirana, Albanie, 25-28 octobre 2005

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches nº 789
Rome, 2006, 102 p., bilingue (En/Fr)
ISBN 92-5-005493-9
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/A0455/Bi
$16.00


Le Comité scientifique consultatif (CSC) a examiné les activités de ses organes subsidiaires ainsi que celles des projets régionaux qui soutiennent la Commission. Le CSC a apprécié les propositions relatives à l'aménagement de pêcheries émanant de ses sous-comités et a formulé des avis de gestion. Il a identifié ses priorités de recherche et convenu d'un programme de travail pour l'année 2006. Il a suggéré des mesures pour la protection de certains écosystèmes marins. Plus particulièrement, le CSC a avalisé certains principes de l'approche écosystémique des pêches, s'est prononcé en faveur de la création d'un Réseau de technologistes des pêches et a réitéré l'importance de standardiser les méthodologies d'évaluation des stocks.

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Rapport de l'atelier régional de la FAO sur l'élaboration de plans d'action natioanaux visant à prévenir, contrecarrer et éliminer la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée - sous-région de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Accra, 28 novembre - 2 décembre 2005

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches nº 792
Rome, 2006, 98 p.
ISBN 92-5-205492-8
ISSN 1014-6547
TR/M/A0457/F
$16.00


Le but de l'atelier était d'aider les pays de la sous-région de l'Afrique de l'Ouest à développer des capacités leur permettant d'élaborer des Plans d'action nationaux visant à prévenir, contrecarrer et éliminer la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée. L'atelier s'est penché sur des questions relatives au Code de conduite pour une pêche responsable de la FAO de 1995, au Plan d'action international de 2001 visant à prévenir, contrecarrer et éliminer la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée (PAI-INDNR) et aux Directives techniques de la FAO pour une pêche responsable n° 9 qui ont été développées pour aider à la mise en œuvre du PAI-INDNR; les concepts de planification et l'élaboration des plans d'action; les prises de décision sur la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée et le renforcement des aptitudes à travers l'identification des sujets clés relatifs à la formulation des plans d'action nationaux contre la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée, le premier moyen par lequel le Plan d'action international contre la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée sera mis en œuvre par les pays.

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