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ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

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Recognizing Rift Valley fever

FAO Animal Heatlth Manual No. 17
Rome, 2003, 52 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104927-0
ISSN 1020-5187
TC/M/Y4611/E
$16.00


Rift Valley fever is one of the most significant zoonotic disease problems in Africa. The occurrence of the highly fatal haemorrhagic human disease syndrome, similar to Ebola and other haemorrhagic fevers, generates a degree of panic among the human populations at risk. RVF is highly contagious for humans if animals are viraemic at the time of slaughtering. In susceptible livestock populations, it is responsible for large numbers of abortions and stillbirths. However, one of RVF's greatest impacts is upon trade in livestock. Even if the disease tends to disappear after epizootics, livestock bans may last for several years, severely affecting the livelihood of pastoralists. This manual aims at helping staff from veterinary services and laboratories to recognize the disease rapidly when it occurs. It provides an overview of the disease, describes clinical signs and the most important differential diagnosis, and guides the user on how to proceed if a case of RVF is suspected.

FISHERIES
Section 4

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Fishways: biological basis, design criteria and monitoring

Paris, 2002, 208 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104665-4
$20.00


Fisheries in inland waters have long provided an important source of food for mankind. One way to make the use of these resources sustainable and to improve food security and livelihoods is through the development of sustainable fisheries management practices which are not only important to manage fisheries in developing countries but also of relevance for more affluent countries. This book is a compilation of modern knowledge on all aspects concerning the planning and construction of fishpasses as well as their monitoring for effectiveness. Emphasising the need to take into consideration biological and behavioural characteristics of the species, it describes in detail the engineering options that are available today to make obstacles passable. It thus helps to raise awareness with regard to the availability of mitigation measures. Issued as a supplement to the Bulletin français de la pêche et de la protection des milieux aquatiques No. 364, a co-publication with the Conseil Supérieur de la Pêche and with CEMAGREF.

 
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Genetically modified organisms and aquaculture

FAO Fisheries Circular No. 989
Rome, 2003, 42 pp.
ISSN 0429-9329
TC/M/Y4955/E
$12.00


The production of appropriate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) offer considerable opportunities for more efficient and more effective aquaculture across a wide range of species. Although this potential is being realized in crop production with over 60 million hectares under cultivation, there has been no commercial use of GMOs in aquaculture. He Circular reviews the nature of GMOs, the range of aquatic species in which GMOs have been produced, the methods and target genes employed, the benefits to aquaculture, the problems attached to use of GMOs and the regulatory and other social frameworks surrounding them, and concludes with a set of recommendations aimed at best practice.

 
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Report of the twenty-fifth session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 24-28 February 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 702
Rome, 2003, 106 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105008-2
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/Y5025/E
$16.00


The Committee approved a Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries and recommended its further approval by the FAO Council. The Committee reaffirmed the need for global implementation of measures against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and recommended that IUU fishing be included in the Agenda of the Thirty-second Session of the FAO Conference with a view to calling attention of Members to this issue. The Committee recognized the crucial importance of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its related International Plans of Action (IPOAs) in promoting long-term sustainable development of fisheries and encouraged Members to establish and implement National Plans of Action to put into effect the International Plans of Actions on Capacity, IUU Fishing, Sharks and Seabirds.

 
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Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission. Report of the second Workshop on the Management of Caibbean Spiny Lobster Fishreies in the WECAFC Area. Havana, Cuba, 30 September - 10 October 2002

FAO Fisheries Report No. 715 Rome, 2003, 288 pp., Bilingual (En/Es)
ISBN 92-5-004994-3
ISSN 1020-1475 $35.00


The Second Workshop on the Management of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission Area consisted of a Scientific Workshop and a Meeting of Decision Makers. Part I of this document contains the reports of the two meetings. Original language versions of national reports on the lobster fisheries and resources reviewed and completed during the Scientific Workshop are presented in Part II.

LAND AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
Section 5

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Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (1:2 million scale)- CD-ROM

FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No. 25
Rome, 2003
ISBN 92-5-105013-9
ISSN 1020-7147
TC/C/Y5020/E
$44.00


This CD-ROM compiles the regional soil and terrain data for southern Africa (SOTERSAF) using material from eight countries in the region (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and the United Republic of Tanzania) following the SOTER methodology. Additional soil information and maps for selected countries are also included. The scale of the maps presented varies between 1:1 Million and 1:2.5 Million.
System requirements: Windows 9xNT/200 - 64 Mbyte RAM - ArcView 3.2 GIS software

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

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Improving the value and effective utilization of agricultural trade preferences

Rome, 2003, 192 pp.
TC/D/Y4963/E
$30.00


This report forms part of an FAO study programme which aims at assessing the experience of the developing countries with trade preferences in agricultural products. It provides a framework for analysing the factors that generally account for the success or failure of agricultural trade in developing countries. A deeper analysis of the specific impact of preferences on production, investment and incomes require country case studies covering specific products.

 
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Regional integration and food security in developing countries

Training Materials for Agricultural Planning No. 45
Rome, 2003, 114 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104962-9
ISSN 1020-0665
TC/M/Y4793/E
$18.00


Regional trade arrangements are increasingly important elements of the global trade environment. However, especially when developing countries are concerned, there are differing viewpoints on the desirability and the efficient design of regional integration. This manual reviews the regional integration debate for those involved in the preparation of food security strategies as part of programmes for developing countries. The manual is aimed at providing a better understanding of the motivation, processes and constraints to regional integration and cooperation, and at identifying the potential role of these arrangements in promoting food security. It directly addresses issues such as the impact of regional integration on food security in developing countries and how these regional groupings might contribute to promoting food security; how poverty and hunger can be alleviated by regional integration; and the possible opportunities for regional integration to promote food security.

 
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The one to watch. Radio, new ICTs and interactivity

Rome, 2003, 250 pp.
ISBN 92-5-104950-5
TC/M/Y4721/E
$26.00


Radio networks for exchanging information and programming have been around almost as long as broadcast radio itself. The combination of the Internet and broadcast radio now offers a new and potent range of possibilities for development communication. Broadcasters who used to have to travel for hours to find a public library to research a programme, now have instant access to the Internet; and national, regional and global radio news and alternative perspectives are available to even the most remote communities. The radio/telecommunications combination is helping keep communities together despite the distances imposed by migration. The cases presented in this book are among the first examples demonstrating the value of converging radio and new ITCs for Development. The book argues that radio will have even greater significance and value in years to come. For this reason we believe that radio is the one to watch.

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Section 8

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Compendium of food additive specifications. Addendum 11

FAO Food and Nutrition Paper No. 52 Add.11
Rome, 2003, 176 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105002-3
ISSN 0254-4725
TC/M/Y4960/E
$20.00


This document is one of three publications prepared by the sixty-first session of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), held in Rome, Italy, in June 2003, and dedicated to the evaluation of food additives and contaminants in food.The report of the meeting will be published in the WHO Technical Report Series and the toxicological monographs in the WHO Food Additives Series. Specifications of certain food additives in this document provide information on their identity and purity. The three main objectives of these specifications are to identify the substance that has been subject to biological testing, to ensure that the substance is of the quality required for safe use in food 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

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Rapport de la vingt-cinquième session du Comité des pêches. Rome, 24-28 février 2003

FAO: Rapport sur les pêches no. 702 Rome, 2003, 108 p.
ISBN 92-5-205008-6
ISSN 1014-6555 TR/M/Y5025/F
$16.00


Le Comité a approuvé une stratégie visant à améliorer l'information sur l'état et les tendances des pêches de capture et a recommandé son approbation par le Conseil de la FAO. Le Comité a réaffirmé la nécessité de lutter à l'échelle mondiale contre la pêche illicite et a recommandé que cette question soit inscrite à l'ordre du jour de la trente-deuxième session de la Conférence de la FAO en vue d'appeler l'attention des Membres sur ce problème. Le Comité a reconnu l'importance cruciale du Code de conduite et des Plans d'action internationaux (PAI) pour assurer un développement durable à long terme des pêches et a encouragé les Membres à élaborer et à mettre en œuvre des plans d'action nationaux correspondant aux PAI relatifs à la capacité de pêche, à la lutte contre la pêche illicite, à la préservation des requins et à celle des oiseaux de mer.

 

MISE EN VALEUR DE LA TERRE ET DES EAUX
Section 5

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Gestion de la fertilité des sols pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne

Rome, 2003, 66 p.
ISBN 92-5-204563-5
TC/M/X9681/F
$29.00


Cette publication passe en revue les aspects relatifs à la dégradation des terres, avec une focalisation sur les problèmes de gestion de la fertilité des sols en Afrique subsaharienne. Elle met en valeur quelques expériences réussies dans la région, les contraintes et les solutions possibles spécifiques aux principales zones agroécologiques et l'importance des approches holistiques et participatives pour l'amélioration de la productivité du sol. Les besoins d'actions et d'efforts de collaboration de toutes les parties prenantes, dans le cadre des initiatives en cours, sont soulignés. Ce document contribuera à une meilleure prise de conscience des spécialistes et des décideurs politiques au sujet des problèmes et des solutions alternatives pour une augmentation durable de la productivité.

 
 
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PESCA
Sección 4

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Commission de Pesca para el Atlántico Centro-Occidental. Informe del segundo Taller sobre Manejo de las pesquerieas de la Langosta Espinosa del Caribe del Área de la COPACO. La Habana, Cuba, 30 de septiembre - 4 de octubre de 2002.

FAO: Informe de Pesca N°715
Roma, 2003, 288 págs., bilingüe (En/Es)
ISBN 92-5-004994-3
ISSN 1020-1475
TC/M/Y4931/Bi
$35.00


El Segundo Taller sobre manejo de las pesquerías de la langosta espinosa del área de la Comisión de Pesca para el Atlántico Centro-Occidental consistió en un taller científico y en una reunión de tomadores de decisiones. La Parte I de este documento presenta los informes en idioma original de las dos reuniones sobre la pesca de la langosta, y la Parte II presenta las fuentes revisadas y completadas durante el taller científico.

 
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Informe del 25º período de sesiones del Comité de Pesca. Roma, 24-28 de febrero de 2003

FAO: Informe de Pesca N°702
Roma, 2003, 110 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305008-X
ISSN 1014-6547
TC/M/Y5025/S
$16.00


El Comité aprobó una Estrategia para mejorar la información sobre la situación y las tendencias de la pesca de captura y recomendó asimismo su aprobación al Consejo de la FAO. El Comité reafirmó la necesidad de aplicar en todo el mundo medidas para combatir la pesca ilegal, no declarada y no reglamentada (pesca INDNR) y recomendó que en el programa del 32º período de sesiones de la Conferencia de la FAO se incluyera un tema sobre la pesca INDNR con vistas a llamar la atención de los Miembros sobre esta cuestión. El Comité reconoció la importancia crucial del Código de Conducta para la Pesca Responsable y los planes de acción internacionales (PAI) conexos con objeto de promover el desarrollo sostenible a largo plazo de la pesca y alentó a sus Miembros a establecer y aplicar planes de acción nacionales para poner en práctica los planes de acción internacionales sobre Capacidad, Pesca INDNR, Tiburones y Aves Marinas.

 
 
New titles in Arabic

FISHERIES
Section 4

Report of the twenty-fifth session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 24-28 February 2003

FAO Fisheries Report No. 702
Rome, 2003, 130 pp.
ISBN 92-5-605008-0
ISSN 1020-6396
TC/M/Y2025/Ar
$16.00


The Committee approved a Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries and recommended its further approval by the FAO Council. The Committee reaffirmed the need for global implementation of measures against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and recommended that IUU fishing be included in the Agenda of the Thirty-second Session of the FAO Conference with a view to calling attention of Members to this issue. The Committee recognized the crucial importance of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its related International Plans of Action (IPOAs) in promoting long-term sustainable development of fisheries and encouraged Members to establish and implement National Plans of Action to put into effect the International Plans of Actions on Capacity, IUU Fishing, Sharks and Seabirds.

 

 

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