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This book summarizes research conducted from 1994 to 2001 to develop a new concept and the tools needed for site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) in irrigated rice systems and the tools needed for applying it in farmers’ fields. As part of [...]

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004

Monitoring progress towards the World Food Summit and Millennium Development Goals
FAO [ 2004 ]
The sixth edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World reports that the number of chronically hungry people in the developing world has fallen by only 9 million since the World Food Summit baseline period of 1990–1992. The [...]

Interactions between the agricultural sector and the HIV/AIDS pandemic: Implications for agricultural policy

Thom S. Jayne, Marcela Villarreal, Prabhu Pingali, Günter Hemrich [ 2004 ]
This paper considers how the design of agricultural policies and programmes might be modified to better achieve policy objectives in the context of severe HIV epidemics and underscores the central role of agricultural policy in mitigating the spread and impacts [...]
The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of reducing and/or eliminating EU export subsidies within the next WTO round, both on the enlarged EU and on a selected countries and country group located in Asia, Africa and [...]

Trends in rice-wheat area in China

D. Dawe, S. Frolking, C. Li [ 2004 ]
This paper provides new estimates of area planted to the rice (Oryza sativa L.)–wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) rotation in China by combining the results obtained from two methodologies. One methodology uses official statistics at the province-level for sown area of [...]
Transformations in the food processing sectors of developing countries are increasingly seen as strategic from the point of view of export earnings, domestic industry restructuring and dietary issues. This article reviews a selection of the literature on these themes. It [...]
This paper examines the role of supermarkets in developing countries from a “food policy” perspective. The entire food system is being affected by supermarkets, from supply chains impacting small farmers, through traditional marketing channels, to opportunities facing consumers. Issues of [...]

The State Of Food And Agriculture 2003-4

Agricultural biotechnology : Meeting the needs of the poor?
FAO [ 2004 ]
The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04 has a new look and a new format that we hope you find attractive, informative and stimulating. Beginning with this issue, the report focuses on one important theme in agricultural and economic development [...]
The last few decades have seen fundamental changes in food consumption patterns around the world. These changes were characterized not only by an increase in overall calorie intakes but also by a shift in the composition of the diet towards [...]
In this paper we discuss the wide disparities that exist in childhood malnutrition, food insecurity and livelihoods within urban areas which, when combined with the mobility of urban residents, add to the complexity of designing, targeting and implementing urban programmes. [...]