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FAO’s technical and operations teams support countries as they combat transboundary animal and plant diseases, advise on land tenure and agricultural sector reform, promote safe handling of pesticides and good hygiene and manufacturing practices for safer food, analyse gender disparities in access to land, encourage conservation of soils and biodiversity, and provide training on international trade rules. (View online)

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The book’s aim was to compile the existing data on organic agriculture and those collected through the project activities in order to display the current state-of-art in Azerbaijan. The book will also be available in the Russian and Azerbaijani languages to help decision makers and all stakeholders. This basis is expected to trigger further activities and projects on organic agriculture. The funding and support provided by the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme (FTPP) to both the project and the book is deeply appreciated.

The leaflet presents good operating techniques and safety handling practices for safe working with chainsaws and gives guidance on safety equipment, maintenance and tree cutting techniques.

This report presents an analysis of social and economic vulnerability in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, with a particular focus on rural people living along the engagement line. The study measures the economic and social vulnerability of 662 933 residents (229 696 households), investigating their level of exposure to shocks and prevalent coping strategies.

The first part of the Manual introduces the main steps of forest road network planning and gives guidance on road construction under different site conditions.

The second part of the Manual introduces the goals and best practices of regular forest road maintenance which is a key operation that enables multi-purpose use of forests. 

Available also in Serbian and Albanian. 
Vodič za planiranje, izgradnju i održavanje šumskih puteva
Udhëzues për planifikimin, ndërtimin dhe mirëmbajtjen e rrugëve pyjore

This book promotes Integrated Pest Management, to contribute to reduced reliance on pesticides and the avoidance of adverse impacts from pesticide use on the health and safety of farming communities, consumers and the environment. Through the IPM approach, technical advice is provided to help plan methods and measures to control major pests and diseases occurring or expected to occur in the countries of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. The specific descriptions contain a short summary of the biology of the species, completed with information on methods and tools of monitoring and control. Preventive control methods are also discussed.