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Animal welfare legislation in the beef, pork and poultry industries

Date of publication: 1 August 2014

Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality. Several recent zoonotic and food safety episodes have generally improved information on animal food production systems and led to rising public...

    

Morocco oilseeds

Date of publication: 1 July 2014

Significantly influenced by market reforms and trade liberalization programmes, the Moroccan oilseed sector has experienced a substantial decline since the 1990s. With total annual growth in oil consumption predicted to be 2.6 percent, the oil and meal import bill is projected to climb 50 percent by 2025. To compete...

    

Análisis Social para inversiones en materia agrícola y de desarrollo rural más eficaces

Date of publication: 23 June 2014

Presentamos el nuevo Compendio del Centro de Inversiones de la FAO dirigido a aumentar la eficacia de las inversiones agrícolas a través de la inclusión social y la equidad de género.  Tres guías en total enfatizan la importancia de captar el panorama social en su totalidad al momento de diseñar...

    

Ukraine soil fertility

Date of publication: 1 June 2014

Ukraine is renowned as the breadbasket of Europe thanks to its black Chernozem soils that offer exceptional agronomic conditions, due to its high composition of organic matter. However, its benefits are being threatened by increasing soil erosion, which has been exacerbated by excessive land tillage and negative impacts of climate...

    

Ukraine: Meat sector review

Date of publication: 7 April 2014

Meat is one of the fastest growing agricultural commodities in the world: in the last 50 years, production has grown by 300 percent. Meat demand is mainly driven by increasing incomes and changes in consumer preferences; and these effects can be clearly seen in Ukraine, where meat production increased by...

    

Jamaica: Review of agricultural sector support and taxation

Date of publication: 7 April 2014

A result of solid cooperation between the Government of Jamaica, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and FAO, the report “Jamaica: Review of agricultural sector support and taxation” was published by the FAO Investment Centre. This report analyzes the mechanisms employed by the Jamaican Government to support agriculture and endeavors to...

    
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