Agro-Environments
 
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Agro-Environments

Details Ecological Knowledge Portal: EcoPort
Ecoport provides access to ecological knowledge by the University of Florida, FAO and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The aim is to establish and sustain a "Knowledge Commons" where individuals and communities can work and learn together to develop sustainable ways to manage the Earth's natural resources. [Available only in English].

Details Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The FSC is an international non-profit organisation which supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The site gives general information FSCs international labelling scheme, certification and accreditation, and membership application. It also provides information on FSCs national initiatives as well as a map of certified forests sites endorsed by FSC, a list of accredited certification bodies, a publication list, and news. [Available in English and Spanish].

Details Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare
The Gateway provides a single access point for a wide range of information related to the welfare of farm animals. It is a participatory platform to retrieve and submit information, as well as to engage in commonly developed projects and thematic discussions.

Details Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture
Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture, Vol. 1, presents the first results of the International Task Force (ITF) on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture. Organized by the FAO, IFOAM, and UNCTAD, the ITF is seeking solutions to international trade challenges that have arisen as a result of the numerous public and private standards and regulations for organic products that now prevail worldwide. This volume features four background papers that describe the current situation in organic regulation and trade, and offers some models that could apply to potential solution. A Terms of Reference for the ITF and reports of the first two task force meetings are also included.

Details Online Information Service for Non-Chemical Pest Management in the Tropics (OISAT)
Operated through the Pesticide Action Network in Germany, OISAT offers web-based information relevant for small scale farmers in the tropics on how to produce key crops using affordable, preventive, and curative non-chemical disease and pest management practices. Information is provided by crop type, pests, and control method and is geared towards trainers, extension workers, and farmers. [Available only in English].

Details Organic Agriculture and Fair Trade in West Africa
Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, biodiversity and people. It relies on ecological processes and nutrient cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of external inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines traditional knowledge, innovation and modern science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved (IFOAM, 2004).

Details Organic Fertilisers and Water-Retaining Products Database
The Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service of FAO has initiated the compilation of a production information database of commercially available organic fertilisers, organo-mineral fertilisers, organic amendments and water-retaining products. The objective of this database is to inform decision-makers, extension services, and eventually farmers, particularly in developing countries, of the range of products that are available in the international market and their salient features. [Available only in English].

Details Production and Trade opportunities for Non-Wood Forest Products, particularly food products for niche markets
This report by the FAO Forest Products Division outlines non-wood forest products, their socio-economic impact on households, and trade opportunities and issues.

Details Soil Biodiversity Portal
The Land and Water Development Division of FAO has created this site providing general information on the meaning and significance of soil biodiversity, the role of FAO in soil biodiversity, and the importance of soil biodiversity to agriculture. The site provides an electronic newsletter called "RooTalks" as well as fact sheets aiming to disseminate information on activities about soil biodiversity management and conservation in agricultural systems and to enhance networking and collaboration. [Available only in English].

Details The Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture (NAHWOA)
NAHWOA was a collaborative research forum on animal health and welfare in organic livestock production, funded by the EU. The NAHWOA project ended in 2001; however, workshop proceedings and the final report can be accessed through this website. [Available only in English].

Details Traditional Use and Availability of Aquatic Biodiversity in Rice-Based Ecosystems: I. Kampong Thom Province, Kingdom of Cambodia
This report, published by FAO as a CD ROM, contains the findings of the first case study of the series Traditional Use and Availability of Aquatic Biodiversity in Rice-Based Ecosystems. It describes the Great Lake, Tonle Sap, ecosystem and ricefield fisheries in Cambodia, explains the scope and limitations of the study, describes the methods used in the study and examines the results obtained. More than 100 species (fishes, reptiles, amphibians crusateceans, molluscs, insects, plants) collected in ricefields and used daily by rural household are presented: the species descriptions and photos are linked to information on collection tools and methods, uses and traditional knowledge.