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Section 0


Egg marketing. A guide for the production and sale of eggs

FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 150
Rome, 2003, 136 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104932-7
ISSN 1010-1365

This new guide provides information and advice to those concerned with the production and sale of eggs in developing countries with an emphasis on marketing, i.e. producing in order to meet market demand. Augmenting the production of laying chickens and improving farmers’ returns by effective production planning and marketing will improve farm incomes, and will help to meet the nutritional needs of growing populations in developing countries. These chickens are prolific, easy to raise and their output can be generally expanded more rapidly and easily than that of other livestock. Furthermore, they are adaptable to various climates and altitudes. Poultry raising is an excellent diversification activity for small farmers. In addition, poultry raising can often be combined with other types of farming and offers the possibility to raise extra revenue for farmers.

Section 1


Horticulture Cultivars Performance Database CD-ROM. Version 2.1

Rome, 2003
ISBN 92-5-104928-9

HORTIVAR has been conceived as a tool for safeguarding information on the field performances of horticulture cultivars in relation to agro-ecological conditions, cultivation practices, resistance to pests and diseases and market requirements. There is a need to store and easily retrieve information published in technical documents or recorded in field experiments. Horticulture research stations all over the world have carried out field trials to assess the performance of horticulture cultivars. This wealth of information is however not easily accessible. Furthermore the methodology applied for data recording varies from country to country or even within the country from one institution to another. HORTIVAR is a centralised information base for the retrieval of data on the performances of horticulture cultivars throughout the world and also serves as a standardised data recording

Section 4


Construction and maintenance of artisanal fishing harbours and village landings

FAO Training Series No. 25
Rome, 1995 (first ed.), 2003 (this reprint), 148 pp.
ISBN 92-5-103609-8
ISSN 0259-2533

This manual is the latest in the training series of the Fishing Technology Services of FAO. It was conceived as a result of the increasing demand in many developing countries for safer, better and cleaner facilities for fishing vessels, particularly for the smaller craft used by small-scale artisanal fishermen and -women. It describes the equipment and methods used in the construction of harbours and landing places and gives advice on how to maintain them so that they can function efficiently.


Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The). Volume 2. Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae)

FAO Species Identification Guides for Fishery Purposes
Rome, 2003, 782 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104826-6
ISSN 1020-6868

This three volume field guide covers 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 concludes with an index of scientific and common names. (Vol. 1: ISBN 92-5-104825-8; Vol. 3 to be published)


Report of the Third Meeting of Regional Fishery Bodies. Rome, 3-4 March 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 703
Rome, 2003, 32 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104938-6
ISSN 0429-9337

The meeting reviewed the decisions of the Twenty-fifth Session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of relevance to regional fishery bodies and FAO Fisheries Circular No.985 containing summary information about RFBs. The meeting discussed external factors affecting the management of fisheries, the status of partnerships between RFBs and FAO to develop the Fisheries Resources Monitoring System, implications for RFBs from the World Summit on Sustainable Development, approaches to incorporate ecosystem considerations into fisheries management by RFBs, relationships between RFBs and the United Nations Environment Programme and private sector involvement in the work of RFBs.

Section 5


Data sets, indicators and methods to assess land degradation in drylands

World Soil Resources Report No. 100
Rome, 2003, 122 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 92-5-104925-4
ISSN 0532-0488 TR/M/Y4609/E

This report summarizes the findings of an e-mail conference that took place from 9 October to 4 November 2002 and which was organized by the Land Degradation Assessmant in Drylands project (LADA). It contains exchanges of views on data sets and methods that may be used to assess land degradation and a discussion on the biophysical, socio-economic and institutional indicators that explain the root causes, driving forces, status, impact and responses to land degradation at various scales. It is anticipated that the LADA E-mail conference web site will become a continuing forum tocontinue this exchange on land degradation.


Irrigation in the Near East Region in figures

Water Report No. 9
Rome, 1997 (first ed.), 2003 (this reprint), 292 pp.
ISBN 92-5-103696-0
ISSN 1020-1203 TC/M/W4356/E

This report presents the results of a survey of the Near East Region taken in 1995 and 1996. The survey relied mostly on country-based statistics and information contained in sector studies and master plans. A general summary presents a regional analysis of water resources and irrigation in the Near East Region, and 29 profiles describe the situation in each country in more detail.

Section 8


Assuring food safety and quality. Guidelines for strengthening national food control systems

FAO Food and Nutrition Paper no. 76
Rome, 2003, 80 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104918-1
ISSN 0254-4725

This publication was prepared to enable national authorities, particularly in developing countries, to improve their food control systems. It replaces the earlier FAO/WHO publication “Guidelines for developing an effective national food control system”. It takes into account recent developments in the conception and operation of effective national food control programmes, and the new trading environment that resulted from the World Trade Organization Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and on Technical Barriers to Trade. The 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.


Section 5


Economie de l'agriculture de conservation

Rome, 2003, 76 p.
ISBN 92-5-204687-9

L’agriculture de conservation est une approche innovante pour améliorer l’utilisation des ressources pour une production durable. Ses avantages incluent une réduction des intrants, une meilleure stabilité des rendements, une amélioration des échanges d’éléments nutritifs dans le sol et une augmentation de la rentabilité à long terme. Cette étude examine les facteurs financiers et autres qui affectent l’adoption et le succès de l’agriculture de conservation, que ce soit au niveau de l’exploitation, au niveau national ou au niveau mondial.

Section 8


Bilans alimentaires, (Les). Manuel

Rome, 2003, 96 p.

Ce Manuel a pour objectif de présenter aux pays membres et aux institutions concernées la base méthodologique de la préparation des bilans alimentaires. Il pourra également servir de référence dans les activités de formation à l’élaboration des bilans alimentaires, destinées au personnel national des pays en développement.


Sección 2


Agroforestería para la producción animal en América Latina – II

Estudios FAO Producción y Sanidad Animal No 155
Roma, 2003, 388 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304889-1
ISSN 1014-1200

Esta publicación contiene las memorias de la segunda conferencia electrónica de la FAO sobre Agroforestería para la producción animal en América Latina. La conferencia electrónica se llevó a cabo de agosto de 2000 a marzo de 2001, y fue organizada por la Fundación CIPAV de Colombia y la Dirección de Producción y Sanidad Animal de la FAO, en el marco de las actividades de la Red latinoamericana de agroforestería pecuaria. Esta obra presenta información sobre diversos sistemas agroforestales pecuarios y sobre especies arbustivas y especies arbóreas forrajeras y de finalidades múltiples.

Sección 5


Cuestiones del género y el acceso a la tierra, (Las)

FAO Estudios sobre tenencia de la tierra No. 4
Roma, 2003, 54 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304847-6
ISSN 1020-5063 TC/M/Y4308/S

Esta guía se ha preparado para prestar apoyo a los administradores de tierras de los gobiernos y sus contrapartes de la sociedad civil sobre asuntos relacionados con el acceso a la tierra y la administración del desarrollo rural. Con frecuencia las cuestiones de género se dejan de lado en las intervenciones de desarrollo rural, y de ello derivan consecuencias negativas.


Tenencia de la tierra y desarrollo rural

FAO Estudios sobre tenencia de la tierra No. 3
Roma, 2003, 66 págs.
ISBN 92-5-304846-8
ISSN 1020-5063 TC/M/Y4307/S

Esta guía ha sido preparada para que el lector se familiarice con los asuntos claves de la tenencia de la tierra, especialmente cuando dichos asuntos se relacionan con la inseguridad alimentaria y con el desarrollo rural. Muchas veces las cuestiones de tenencia de la tierra son ignoradas en las intervenciones de desarrollo rural, y ello suele tener efectos duraderos muy negativos.



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