FAO Web sites to interest of Organic Agriculture
 
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FAO Web sites to interest of Organic Agriculture

Details Codex Alimentarius Commission
FAO/WHO guidelines for the production, processing, labelling, and marketing of organically produced foods and other relevant guidelines on food inspection and certification.

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 Environmentally and Socially Responsible Horticulture Production and Trade
The Working Group on Environmentally and Socially Responsible Horticulture Production and Trade was formed to facilitate dialogue, collaboration, and joint activities among stakeholders working with social and environmental issues in horticultural production and trade. The Group members include NGOs involved in standard setting, certification and/or labelling entities, auditors, environmental experts, producers, and FAO.

Details FAOLEX
FAOLEX contains treaties, laws, and regulations on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources worldwide. Most of these come from the official gazettes sent by Member Nations to FAO. Under organic production the database contain organic legislation from more than 60 different countries around the world. The information in FAOLEX is classified firstly by main subject (e.g. "Agriculture", "Environment" and "Fisheries"), secondly by key words, and thirdly into four major categories of "type of text". To find information about organic agriculture, select your main subject and then under key words type "organic production".

Details Information Network on Post-Harvest Operations (InPho)
InPho is an information network on post-harvest operations by FAO in partnership with GTZ and CIRAD. Their website contains a virtual library, a list of links, a who's-who in post-harvest, a cookbook, a question and answer service, and a monthly newsletter. Of particular interest is its collection of traditional storage methods and techniques.

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 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 Symposium on Organic Meat and Dairy Products
This website displays the agenda and links to documents and powerpoint presentations for the Committee on Commodity Problems from the Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products. [Available in English. Some features also in Spanish].

Details The Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
The Natural Resources Management and Environment webpage features sections on bioenergy, climate change, environment, genetic resources, land, research and extension and water.