Second International Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture for Subtropical Regions (ISSASR-2)

This Symposium will address production and environmental issues central to the development of sustainable agriculture in the subtropical zone, worldwide. This zone includes many lesser developed countries, which are increasingly facing pressure from a rapidly growing population....[more]

The electronic Consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development: The Way Forward for Sustainable Production Intensification

This electronic consultation is an informal discussion forum to exchange views and information among the subscribers during the month of February 2010. It is a prelude to a face-to-face workshop which will be held in Brazil from 23-26 March 2010, co-organized by FAO, Embrapa,...[more]

15th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Network

This meeting was organised with the Swiss Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil. 65 research fellows from 15 different countries have been reunited to exchange knowledge and to identify new challenges for the society during three days. “Integrated research for the...[more]

Current world fertilizer trends and outlook to 2013

This report presents the world N, P and K fertilizer medium-term supply and demand projections for the period 2008–2013. It is the fruit of a collective task of a Working Group of Fertilizer Organizations which meet annually at the FAO.After 5 years of sustained demand and...[more]

Chad: development of dihe for vulnerable populations

Dihe is the local name in Chad for an African group of algae that grows in the regions of Kanem and Lake Chad. The harvesting, sale and human consumption practices of dihe are unique in the world. A Pilot Project of the dihe sector development in Chad is carried out within the...[more]

Hunger in the World - is the current way of doing farming still up to date?

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded in 1946 the fight against hunger in the world was one of its most important objectives. Since then a lot has been done to achieve this goal and after all in some cases, such as the green...[more]

Double Cropping and Fodder Production in Tibet

The lack of quality fodder, especially during winter, is a major limiting factor in improving livestock production in Tibet. Adjusting cropping systems to make full use of the growing season is low cost and will allow farmers to increase their income with relatively modest...[more]

Are grasslands under threat?

According to FAOSTAT the area under Pasture and Fodder Crops has decreased in Africa and South America. Large grassland areas have been destroyed or converted into agricultural land during the last 30 years.[more]

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