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ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, (The)

Rome, 2007, hardback, 550 pp. + CD-ROM
ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9
TC/M/A1250/E
USD 195.00


Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is the first global assessment of these resources. Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations and 12 specially commissioned thematic studies, it presents an analysis of the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock sector - origins and development, uses and values, distribution and exchange, risk status and threats - and of capacity to manage these resources - institutions, policies and legal frameworks, structured breeding activities and conservation programmes. Needs and challenges are assessed in the context of the forces driving change in livestock production systems. Tools and methods to enhance the use and development of animal genetic resources are explored in sections on the state of the art in characterization, genetic improvement, economic evaluation and conservation. The main findings of the report are summarized in The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish versions can be found on the attached CD-ROM and are also available separately in printed form. As well providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of The State of the World has led to a process of policy development and a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.


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State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The)

Rome, 2007, 38 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-105763-6
TC/M/A1260/E
USD 12.00


Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to provide the first global assessment of these resources and their management. This "in brief" version, intended for use by decision-makers and the wider public, presents a summary of the key findings of the main report. As well as providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of The State of the World has led to a process of policy development and a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.


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FISHERIES
Section 4

Reports of the IOC/FAO/IOTC Symposium and Workshop to Strengthen Port State Measures in the Indian Ocean. Port Louis, Mauritius, 18-22 June 2007

FAO Fisheries Report No. 844
Rome, 2007, 76 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-105823-7
ISSN 0429-9337
TR/M/A1342/E
USD 16.00


The Symposium was held from with the purpose of raising general awareness about the potential effectiveness of strengthened and coordinated port State measure and to develop national capacity and promote regional coordination so that countries would be better placed to improve the management of offshore fisheries and combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indian Ocean and, as a result, meet the requirements of relevant RFMOs. The Symposium addressed a broad range of issues fundamental to the implementation of effective port State measures. Issues and initiatives addressed in the Symposium included the international and regional frameworks for port State measures, the legal tools and mechanisms that might be used to implement such measures, the role of information systems, human resource development and stakeholder actions. The convenors of the Symposium and Workshop expected that they would result in improved capacity for countries to strengthen and coordinate their port State measures with the objective of better managing offshore fisheries and deterring IUU fishing.


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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Section 6

Household vulnerability and insurance against commodity risks: Evidence from the United Republic of Tanzania

Edited by: Christiansen, L.; Sarris, A.
FAO Commodities and Trade Technical Paper No. 10
Rome, 2007, 230 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-105811-4
ISSN 1729-9829
TC/M/A1310/E
USD 40.00


This report has two objectives. It assesses the nature and the extent of vulnerability among rural households in Tanzania with a particular focus on smallholder cash crop growers though exploring all risks, including the decline in commodity prices. It further explores the potential role for market based insurance schemes such as commodity price and weather based insurance to mitigate household vulnerability. The empirical analysis is based on two rounds of specifically designed representative surveys of farm households in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma, two cash crop growing regions in the United Republic of Tanzania in 2003 and 2004. The contrasting experiences of a richer (Kilimanjaro) and a poorer (Ruvuma) region substantially enriches the policy guidance emerging from the report. The report applies descriptive, econometric and contingent valuation techniques to achieve its objectives.


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PRODUCTION ET SANTÉ ANIMALES
Section 2

État des ressources zoogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture dans le monde - en bref, (L')

Rome, 2007, 42 p.
ISBN 978-95-5-205763-5
TC/m/A1260/F
USD 12.00


La gestion durable de la diversité génétique des animaux d'élevage dans le monde est d'une importance vitale pour l'agriculture, la production alimentaire, le développement rural et l'environnement. Afin de fournir la première évaluation globale sur l'état des ressources zoogénétiques et leur gestion, L'État des Ressources Zoogénétiques pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture dans le Monde (disponible an anglais, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) repose sur 169 Rapports Nationaux, sur des contributions d'un certain nombre d'organisations internationales, sur 12 études thématiques spécialement mandatées et sur la connaissance plus large d'experts. Cette version " en bref ", à l'usage des décideurs et du grand public, présente un résumé des éléments clés du rapport principal. En plus de fournir un document technique de référence, la préparation de L'État des Ressources Zoogénétiques pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture dans le Monde, basée sur les rapports nationaux, à conduit à un processus de développement politique et à un Plan d'Action Mondial pour les Ressources Zoogénétiques lequel, une fois adopté, fournira un agenda pour la communauté internationale.

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PRODUCCIÓN Y SANIDAD ANIMAL
Sección 2

Situación de los recursos zoogenéticos mundiales para la alimentación y la agricultura - resumen, (La)

Roma, 2007, 42 págs.
ISBN 978-92-5-305763-4
TC/m/A1260/S
USD 12.00


La gestión sostenible de la diversidad genética ganadera del mundo, es de vital importancia para la agricultura, la producción de los alimentos, el desarrollo rural y el medio ambiente. El informe sobre La Situación de los Recursos Zoogenéticos Mundiales para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (disponible en Ingles, ISBN 978-95-5-1405762-9), representa la primera evaluación global de estos recursos y su gestión, y el desarrolló con base en 169 informes de los Países, las contribuciones de varias organizaciones internacionales, doce estudios sobre temas específicamente solicitados, y una amplia consulta de expertos en el tema. Este "resumen", preparado para el uso de quienes toman decisiones y del público en general, presenta un resumen de las principales conclusiones derivadas del informe completo. Además de servir como documento de consulta técnica, la preparación del informe sobre La Situación Mundial de los Recursos Zoogenéticos basado en los informes de los Países, condujo a un proceso de desarrollo de políticas y de un Plan de Acción Mundial para los Recursos Zoogenéticos, el cual, una vez adoptado, proporcionará una agenda para la implementación de acciones por parte de la comunidad internacional.

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New titles in Arabic
 

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Arabic version)

Rome, 2007, 38 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-605763-1
TC/M/A1260/Ar
USD 12.00


Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to provide the first global assessment of these resources and their management. This "in brief" version, intended for use by decision-makers and the wider public, presents a summary of the key findings of the main report. As well as providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of The State of the World has led to a process of policy development and a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.

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New titles in Chinese
 

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Chinese version)

Rome, 2007, 38 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-505763-2
TC/M/A1260/Ch
USD 12.00


Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to provide the first global assessment of these resources and their management. This "in brief" version, intended for use by decision-makers and the wider public, presents a summary of the key findings of the main report. As well as providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of The State of the World has led to a process of policy development and a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.

 
 

NEW TITLE IN RUSSIAN

 

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Section 2

State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (Russian version)

Rome, 2007, 38 pp.
ISBN 978-92-5-505763-2
TC/M/A1260/Ch
USD 12.00


Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations, 12 specially commissioned thematic studies and wider expert knowledge to provide the first global assessment of these resources and their management. This "in brief" version, intended for use by decision-makers and the wider public, presents a summary of the key findings of the main report. As well as providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of The State of the World has led to a process of policy development and a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.

 
 
 

 

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