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New titles in English
 

PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Section 1

Country Pasture Profiles. Detailed description of pasture and forage resources by country

Rome, 2005
ISBN 92-5-105331-6
TC/C/Y7524/E
$20.00


This CD-ROM provides details about the pasture and forage resources of various countries in the context of relevant general, topographical, climatic and agro-ecological information with particular focus on livestock production systems. Profiles (80) are by region: Africa (20); Asia (14); Europe (14); Latin America and the Caribbean (11); Near East (6) and Southwest Pacific (15). The CD-ROM contains text as well as many figures, tables and photos. All profiles are in English with some also in French and Spanish.
System requirements: Windows, Mac, any Web browser (best with Internet Explorer)

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Grassland Species Profiles. Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 600 grassland species

Rome, 2005
ISBN 92-5-105330-8
TC/C/Y7507/E
$20.00


This CD-ROM contains detailed descriptions of more that 600 grassland species from various agro-ecological zones. The Grassland Index database can be accessed by species common name, Latin name or genus. A linked Picture Gallery contains many photos. There is also a considerable bibliography and notes about the authors of each species profile.
System requirements: Windows, Mac, any Web browser (best with Internet Explorer)

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FISHERIES
Section 4

Application of modern analytical techiques to ensure seafood safety and authenticity

By: Iciar Martinez, David James, Henri Loréal
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 455
Rome, 2005, 82 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105293-X
ISSN 0429-9345
TR/M/Y5970/E
$16.00


This paper is intended to provide an overview of the application of some analytical techniques to ensure seafood safety and authenticity. The first part examines traditional and modern methods for the detection and typing of agents implicated in seafood-borne diseases. Immunological analyses, molecular biology methods and protein-based analyses for detection and typing are discussed. The detection of strains carrying resistance to disinfectants and some antibiotics is specifically addressed. The second part deals with methods to ensure seafood authenticity. One section of this report is dedicated to current legislation related to traceability and labelling in the United States of America and Europe. Protein and DNA analyses seem to be the most suitable methods for species identification; however, new techniques must be developed for full authentication with respect to method of production, geographic origin, etc. Natural isotope distribution, trace element and magnetic resonance analyses seem to be the best candidates in this regard.

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Causes of detentions and rejections in international fish trade

By: L. Ababouch, G. Gandini, J. Ryder
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 473
Rome, 2005, 124 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105286-7
ISSN 0429-9345
TC/M/Y5924/E
$18.00


This paper is based on a study that identifies the major causes of detentions and rejections of fishery products in international trade and also assesses control procedures used by the main importing countries/regions, namely Canada, Japan, the European Union and the United States of America. Developing a good understanding of these control procedures and the causes of detentions/rejections is very useful for FAO, which can use the gained insights in its work on the issues facing international harmonization and promotion of equivalence among seafood trading partners. It can also be beneficial for trading partners in their quest to reduce seafood wastages and fishborne illnesses, as well as for donors in their assistance programmes. Accessing essential data proved a major difficulty in compiling the study. This report makes several recommendations for improving the data and their dissemination that would promote transparency and enable FAO to monitor the situation on a regular basis and adapt its international programme in fish safety and quality accordingly.

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Fifth World Fish Inspection and Quality Control Congress. 20-22 October 2003. The Hague, Netherlands

Edited by: J. Ryder, L. Ababouch
FAO Fisheries Proceedings No. 1
Rome, 2005, 172 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105287-5
ISSN 1813-3940
TC/M/Y5929/E
$22.00


The importance of securing a safe and wholesome food supply is receiving more attention than ever before. Although the fish industry has been at the forefront of implementing food quality and safety regulations and programmes, the availability and harmonization of scientific information related to the safety and quality of fishery products require improvement. And with increasing demands and higher standards facing the food industry, there is a growing need for special programmes to help developing countries implement new international instruments. This document presents the proceedings of the Fifth World Fish Inspection and Quality Control Congress held in October 2003. The issues discussed and outcomes point to a strong commitment by the international community to harmonize food control systems in order to facilitate global and responsible trade and assist member countries in developing national capacity to deal with this fast-changing area.

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REPRINT: Guidelines for the routine collection of capture fishery data

FAO, Fisheries Technical No. 382
Rome, 1999 (first edition), 2005 (this reprint), 122 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104304-3
ISSN 0429-9345
$20.00


These guidelines are intended to help those who design routine data collection programmes, focusing on the relationship between typical questions asked by policy-makers and managers, and the data required for providing reliable answers. The guidelines are structured so that managers at all levels can use them directly for developing a data collection programme.

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security

Rome, 2005, 44 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105336-7
TC/M/Y7937/E
$12.00


The objective of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide practical guidance to States in their implementation of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the national context of food security, in order to achieve the goals of the World Food Summit Plan of Action. They provide an additional instrument to combat hunger and poverty and to accelerate attainments of the Millennium Development Goals. The Voluntary Guidelines, adopted by the FAO Council in November 2004, represent the first attempt by governments to interpret an economic, social and cultural right and to recommend actions to be undertaken for this realization. Moreover, they represent a step towards integrating human rights into the work of agencies dealing with food and agriculture.

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PÊCHES
Section 4

Utilisation de la glace sur les bateaux de pêche artisanale, (L')

Par : Michel Shawyer at Avilio F. Medina Pizzali
FAO: Documents techniques sur les pêches nº 436
Rome, 2005, 126 p.
ISBN 92-5-205010-8
ISSN 1014-1146
TC/M/Y5013/F
$14.00


Les bateaux de pêche artisanale ont de plus en plus fréquemment recours à la glace. Cela tient partiellement à la raréfaction du poisson dans les zones côtières qui oblige les pêcheurs à entreprendre des sorties plus longues et donc, à conserver leurs prises à bord pendant le trajet. En outre, le poisson frais de qualité fait l'objet d'une demande croissante, et les produits de la pêche sont soumis à des contrôles de qualité plus nombreux sous l'effet de la mondialisation des marchés. Cette publication porte sur les exigences techniques liées à l'utilisation de glace et d'eau de mer refroidie à la glace à bord des bateaux de pêche, depuis les petits conteneurs isothermes utilisés sur les pirogues jusqu'aux réservoirs d'eau de mer réfrigérée des bateaux de plus grande taille. Elle passe également en revue les différents types de machines à glace et de glace produite. Elle s'adresse à la fois aux pêcheurs souhaitant se documenter sur les différentes techniques utilisées, ainsi qu'aux propriétaires de bateaux et aux agents économiques désireux d'investir dans l'utilisation de la glace pour assurer la conservation des captures.

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DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
Section 6

Directives volontaires à l'appui de la concrétisation progressive du droit à une alimentation adéquate dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale

Rome, 2005, 48 p.
ISBN 92-5-205336-0
TC/M/Y7937/F
$12.00


Les Directives volontaires ont pour objet de donner aux Etats des orientations pratiques pour assurer la concrétisation progressive du droit à une alimentation adéquate dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale, de manière à atteindre les objectifs du Plan d'action du Sommet mondial de l'alimentation. Elles constituent un instrument supplémentaire pour lutter contre la faim et la pauvreté et pour accélérer la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement. Les Directives volontaires, adoptées par le Conseil de la FAO en novembre 2004, représentent la première tentative faite par des gouvernements pour interpréter un droit économique, social et culturel et recommander les mesures à prendre pour assurer la concrétisation. De plus, elles constituent une étape vers l'intégration de droits de l'homme dans le travail des organisations s'occupant d'alimentation et d'agriculture.

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ALIMENTATION ET NUTRITION
Section 8

Commission du Codex Alimentarius. Manuel de procédure. Quatorzième édition. Programme mixte FAO/OMS sur les normes alimentaires

Rome, 2005, 238 p.
ISBN 92-5-205258-5
ISSN 1020-8089
TC/M/Y5817/F
$18.00


Le Manuel de procédure de la Commission du Codex Alimentarius a pour but d'aider les gouvernements des Etats Membres à participer efficacement aux travaux du Programme mixte FAO/OMS sur les normes alimentaires. Le Manuel est particulièrement utile aux délégations envoyées par les pays aux réunions du Codex et aux organisations internationales invitées en qualité d'observateur. On y trouve le Règlement intérieur de la Commission, la Procédure d'élaboration des normes Codex et textes apparentés, aux fins du Codex Alimentarius, certaines définitions essentielles et des orientations concernant les modalités de fonctionnement des comités du Codex. On y trouve également la liste des pays membres de la Commission et l'adresse des Points de contact du Codex

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MONTES
Sección 3

Hongos silvestres comestibles, (Los). Perspectiva global de su uso e importancia para la población

Por: Eric Boa
Roma, 2005, 176 págs
Productos Forestales No Madereros Nº 17
ISBN 92-5-305157-4
ISSN 1020-9719
TC/M/Y5489/S
$24.00

Los hongos silvestres comestibles son un grupo importante de productos forestales no madereros. Son utilizados como alimento y medicina y su venta proporciona ingresos económicos a muchos usuarios de bosques y comerciantes. Esta publicación resume las características biológicas y ecológicas de los hongos, y su ordenación e importancia para las poblaciones. La información ofrecida en la publicación será de utilidad para los técnicos forestales, nutricionistas, planificadores de recursos naturales, formuladores de políticas y otras personas interesadas que se encargan de evaluar las posibilidades y limitaciones del uso sostenible de los hongos.

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PESCA
Sección 4

Prespectivas de la acuicultura mundial en los próximos decenios: análisis de los pronósticos para 2030 del la producción acuícola de los principales países

FAO Circular de Pesca Nº 1001
Roma, 2005, 60 págs
ISSN 1020-1467
TC/M/Y5648/S
$12.00

Se espera que la producción de la acuicultura sea decisiva en los próximos decenios para compensar el estancamiento de la pesca de captura y satisfacer la demanda creciente de productos acuáticos. El presente informe, proyectado para determinar la compatibilidad de los pronósticos sobre la producción acuícola de los distintos países con las previsiones mundiales relativas al crecimiento del sector hasta 2020 y más adelante, trata de responder a tres preguntas: 1) ¿Tiene cada país la aspiración de ampliar su sector acuícola para satisfacer la demanda mundial pronosticada y son sus proyecciones realistas? 2) ¿La "suma" de los pronósticos de la producción de los distintos países es compatible con las proyecciones mundiales relativas a las cantidades que se prevé deberá suministrar el sector de la acuicultura? 3) ¿Qué enseñanzas sobre planificación pueden extraerse del examen de los planes de los distintos países y cómo se podría mejorar el proceso de planificación de la acuicultura?

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DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL
Sección 6

Directrices voluntarias en apoyo de la realización progresiva del derecho a una alimentación adecuada en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional

Roma, 2005, 48 págs
ISBN 92-5-305336-4
TC/M/Y7937/S
$12.00

El objetivo de la Directrices voluntarias es proporcionar orientación práctica a los Estados respecto de sus esfuerzos por lograr la realización progresiva del derecho a una alimentación adecuada en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional , con objeto de alcanzar los objetivos del Plan de Acción de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación. Las Directrices constituyen un instrumento adicional para luchar contra el hambre y la pobreza y acelerar la consecución de los objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio. Las Directrices voluntarias, aprobadas por le Consejo de la FAO en noviembre de 2004, representan el primer intento de los gobiernos de interpretar un derecho económico, social y cultural y de recomendar medidas que hayan de adoptarse para su realización. Más aún, representan un paso hacia la integración de los derechos humanos en el labor de los organismos que se ocupan de la alimentación y la agricultura.

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ALIMENTACIÓN Y NUTRICIÓN
Sección 8

Comisión del Codex Alimentarius. Manual de procedimiento. Decimocuarta edición. Programa Conjunto FAO/OMS sobre Normas Alimentarias

Roma, 2005, 234 págs
ISBN 92-5-305258-9
ISSN 1020-8097
TC/M/Y5817/S
$18.00

La finalidad del Manual de Procedimiento de la Comisión del Codex Alimentarius es ayudar a los Estados Miembros a que participen efectivamente en la labor del Programa Conjunto FAO/OMS sobre Normas Alimentarias. El manual es especialmente útil para las delegaciones de los países que asisten a las reuniones del Codex y para las organizaciones internacionales que asisten en calidad de observadores. En él figuran el reglamento, los procedimientos para la elaboración de normas del Codex y textos afines, para los propósitos del Codex Alimentarius, las definiciones básicas y las directrices relativas al funcionamiento de los Comités del Codex Alimentarius y las direcciones de los Puntos de Contacto del Codex.

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New titles in Arabic
 

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security (Arabic version)

Rome, 2005, 40 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605336-5
TC/M/Y7937/Ar
$12.00


The objective of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide practical guidance to States in their implementation of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the national context of food security, in order to achieve the goals of the World Food Summit Plan of Action. They provide an additional instrument to combat hunger and poverty and to accelerate attainments of the Millennium Development Goals. The Voluntary Guidelines, adopted by the FAO Council in November 2004, represent the first attempt by governments to interpret an economic, social and cultural right and to recommend actions to be undertaken for this realization. Moreover, they represent a step towards integrating human rights into the work of agencies dealing with food and agriculture.

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FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

Foods derived from biotechnology. Codex Alimentarius Commission. Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme (Arabic version)

Rome, 2005, 64 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605259-8
ISSN 1020-7503
TC/M/Y5819/Ar
$12.00


The Codex Alimentarius Commission at its twenty-sixth session in 2003 adopted overarching principles on the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology and guidelines for food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants or produced using recombinant-DNA micro-organisms. This compact volume contains these adopted texts to promote wide use and understanding of the risk analysis process of food derived from modern biotechnology by governments, food industries and consumers.

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security (Chinese version)

Rome, 2005, 38 pp.
ISBN 92-5-505336-1
TC/M/Y7937/Ch
$12.00


The objective of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide practical guidance to States in their implementation of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the national context of food security, in order to achieve the goals of the World Food Summit Plan of Action. They provide an additional instrument to combat hunger and poverty and to accelerate attainments of the Millennium Development Goals. The Voluntary Guidelines, adopted by the FAO Council in November 2004, represent the first attempt by governments to interpret an economic, social and cultural right and to recommend actions to be undertaken for this realization. Moreover, they represent a step towards integrating human rights into the work of agencies dealing with food and agriculture.

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FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

Foods derived from biotechnology. Codex Alimentarius Commission. Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme (Chinese version)

Rome, 2005, 58 pp.
ISBN 92-5-505259-4
ISSN 1020-8143
TC/M/Y5819/Ch
$12.00


The Codex Alimentarius Commission at its twenty-sixth session in 2003 adopted overarching principles on the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology and guidelines for food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants or produced using recombinant-DNA micro-organisms. This compact volume contains these adopted texts to promote wide use and understanding of the risk analysis process of food derived from modern biotechnology by governments, food industries and consumers.

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