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Jordan: Water along the food chain

Date of publication: 6 July 2015

In Jordan, water is both crucial and scarce.  The agricultural industry annually soaks up most of the country's groundwater, with sixty percent being used on irrigation alone.  However, renewable water resources fall far short of the current demand.  Recent surveys show a negative 46 million cubic meters in the ratio...

    

Croissance agricole en Afrique de l'Ouest: Facteurs déterminants de marché et de politique

Date of publication: 1 July 2015

   
L’Agriculture ouest-africaine est à un tournant décisif. Les effets conjugués d’une forte hausse de la demande, d’une croissance économique soutenue, des prix agricoles mondiaux plus élevés et d’un environnement politique amélioré ont engendré des conditions les plus propices...

    

Russian Federation: Sugar sector review

Date of publication: 28 May 2015

The sugar sector is central to the Russian Federation’s economy: during the last ten years, it has expanded dramatically and sugar is currently the second most important source of food calories for Russian consumers. Both the privatization of farms and factories in the early 1990s and the variable import duties...

    

Designing warehouse receipt legislation: Regulatory options and recent trends

Date of publication: 30 April 2015

The FAO Investment Centre and the FAO Development Law Branch have just published a review of warehouse receipt legislation and related regulatory practices worldwide. The publication - “Designing warehouse receipt legislation: regulatory options and recent trends” - provides country-based examples on how to develop enabling legislation for inventory credit.

Farmers...

    

TCI Investment Centre: An Overview (1964-2014)

Date of publication: 10 December 2014

Fifty years old, the FAO-Investment Centre has adapted, expanded, diversified and – to the great credit of the people dedicated to its service – it has thrived. For...

    

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...

    
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