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Developing Sustainable Food Value Chains Guiding Principles
Aimed at policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners, this publication provides the conceptual foundation for a new set of FAO handbooks on sustainable food value chain development. It defines the concept of a sustainable food value chain, presents a development paradigm that integrates the concepts of sustainability and value addition, highlights ten guiding principles, and discusses the potential and limitations of the approach. In doing so, this handbook makes a strong case for placing sustainable food value chain development at the heart of any strategy aimed at reducing poverty and hunger.
Save and Grow: Maize, Rice and Wheat
FAO's bestselling 2011 publication, Save and Grow, proposed a new paradigm of agriculture, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable. This new publication looks at the application of Save and Grow farming systems, practices and technologies to the world's main food security crops--maize, rice and wheat. It shows how eco-friendly farming innovations can help farmers meet future demand for those cereals while building resilience to climate change, conserving natural resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services. The publication will assist policymakers guiding the transition to sustainable agriculture.
Report of the Thirty-Sixth Session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean Marakech, Morocco, 14-19 May 2012
The thirty-sixth session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), including the third session of the Committee on Administration and Finance (CAF) and the sixth session of the Compliance Committee (CoC), was attended by representatives from 19 Contracting Parties, two non-GFCM Member countries and 18 observers. It coincided with the sixtieth anniversary of the entry into force of the GFCM constitutive agreement.
Regulatory Frameworks for Control of HPAI and other TADs
The Handbook explains the critical role of regulatory frameworks (policy and institutional) on animal health and the need for close cooperation within countries between people who have technical veterinary expertise and those who have legal and regulatory expertise. It further defines the structure and elements of veterinary policy and legislation, the international frame of reference, the interface between veterinary policy, institutions and legislation, and the potential impacts of the national legal tradition on the way that laws are drafted specifically on animal health matters.
Risk-based Disease Surveillance - A Manual for Veterinarians on the design and analysis of surveillance for demonstration of freedom from disease
Increasing global population and improvements in the standard of living mean that there is a rapidly increasing demand for animal protein with intensified animal production. The international movement of animals and animal products has been made cheaper and faster through improved transport infrastructure. Increasing human and livestock population has placed pressure on wildlife habitats, resulting in closer contact between wildlife, domestic animal populations and humans with spreading and re-emergence of diseases as consequences of these risk factors. Managing these disease threats poses enormous challenges and requires good quality information.
Communication for Rural Development - Guidelines for planning and project formulation
Communication for Development (ComDev) is a participatory approach that integrates community media, low-cost ICTs, mobile phones and other communication tools to facilitate access to information, knowledge sharing and social dialogue. Well- planned and managed ComDev activities are crucial to ensure stakeholder engagement, and should be considered in project design, in order to enhance impact and ownership of rural development initiatives. The Communication for Rural Development Guidelines for Planning and Project Formulation provide development planners with practical orientation on how to plan and monitor ComDev activities as part of the project cycle, so that overall effectiveness and sustainability may be improved.
Coping with Climate Change - The Role of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Climate change poses new challenges to the management of the world’s genetic resources for food and agriculture, but it also underlines their importance. At the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO prepared thematic studies on the interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication summarizes the results of these studies.
Youth Guide to the Ocean
This fact-filled Guide explores the ocean from the coastal zones to the frozen poles, the deep sea to the open ocean. It takes a close look at the physical features and natural processes that shape the incredible plant and animal life to be found underwater as well as life-forms exposed by the tides. It also demonstrates the many benefits the ocean provides us, discusses the negatives impacts we unfortunately have on the ocean and explains how good management can help protect and conserve the ocean and ocean life. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own ocean conservation activities and projects.
World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2018
World demand for total fertilizer nutrients is estimated to grow at 1.8 percent per annum from 2014 to 2018. The demand for nitrogen, phosphate, and potash is forecast to grow annually by 1.4, 2.2, and 2.6 percent, respectively, during the period. The global potential nitrogen balance (i.e. the difference between N potentially available for fertilizers and N fertilizer demand) as a percentage of N fertilizer demand is expected to steadily rise and reach 9.5 percent in 2018, that of phosphorous from 6.4 percent of total demand to 8.5 percent and that of potassium from 25 percent of total demand to 33 percent.
Understanding the Drought Impact of El Niño on the Global Agricultural Areas: An assessment using FAO's Agricultural Stress Index (ASI)
During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods and affecting the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the economy that could be severely affected by El Niño event. FAO monitors the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, among other weather related hazards, with a special focus on the potential impacts on the agricultural sector.
Report of the FAO Technical Workshop on a Spatial Planning Development Programme for Marine Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture Cairo, the Arab Republic of Egypt, 25-27 November 2012
The Regional Technical Workshop on a Spatial Planning Development Programme for Marine Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture, held in Cairo, the Arab Republic of Egypt, from 25 to 27 November 2012, was attended by 12 delegates from 6 member countries of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) and FAO. The workshop achieved four objectives.
Report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on Aquaculture Paris, France, 13-15 March 2013
The eighth session of the Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was held in Paris, France, from 13 to 15 March 2013. The session was attended by 17 Members of the Commission as well as observers from other international organizations. The agenda also included the fourteenth session of the Information System for the Promotion of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (SIPAM), which was organized concomitantly. During this session, the Committee reviewed the intersessional activities and outcomes of its subsidiary bodies.
Pulp and Paper Capacities - Survey
The annual FAO survey of world pulp and paper capacities is based on figures received from correspondents in many countries. A computer questionnaire was used in the enquiry, and the data were stored and processed by computer. The following are some features of the presentation: country tables for pulp and paper are presented on one page; grade tables show volume of production capacity by country, for each product and product aggregate code; and production tables by country.
Small-scale Aquaponic Food Production

Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture and soilless culture in a closed production system. This manual details aquaponics for small-scale production--predominantly for home use. The manual is divided into nine chapters and seven annexes, with each chapter dedicated to an individual module of aquaponics.

Cephalopods of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Cephalopod Species Known to Date Volume 3, Octopods and Vampire Squids
This is the third volume of the entirely rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Cephalopods of the World (1984). The present volume is a multiauthored compilation that reviews 13 families, i.e. (in alphabetical order), Alloposidae, Amphitretidae, Argonautidae, Bolitaenidae, Cirroctopodidae, Cirroteuthidae, Octopodidae, Ocythoidae, Opisthoteuthidae, Stauroteuthidae, Tremoctopodidae, Vampyroteuthidae, Vitreledonellidae, with 56 genera and the 279 species known and named to the date of the completion of the volume.
Yearbook of Forest Products
The FAO Yearbook of Forest Products is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. It contains series of annual data on the volume of production and the volume and value of trade in forest products. It includes tables showing direction of trade and average unit values of trade for certain products. Statistical information in the yearbook is based primarily on data provided to the FAO Forestry Department by the countries through questionnaires or official publications. In the absence of official data, FAO makes an estimate based on the best information available.
Compendium of food additive specifications. Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives 79th meeting 2014
This volume of FAO JECFA Monographs contains specifications of identity and purity prepared at the 79th meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), held in Geneva on 17 - 26 June 2014. The specifications monographs are one of the outputs of JECFA’s risk assessment of food additives, and should be read in conjunction with the safety evaluation, reference to which is made in the section at the head of each specifications monograph.
Science to support climate-smart agricultural development Concepts and results from the MICCA pilot in East Africa
This document reports on the concepts driving the scientific activities of FAO’s Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme’s (MICCA) pilot projects in East Africa. It provides results from the research, briefly describes the analytical approaches used and concludes with key messages relevant to discussions on climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The MICCA pilot projects aim to help mainstream CSA in the region by identifying, verifying and scaling up farm management practices that can both increase productivity and set smallholder farmers on a pathway toward emitting fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) per unit of produce, where possible.
International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management (The)
The objectives of this Code are to establish voluntary standards of conduct for all public and private entities engaged in or associated with the management of pesticides, particularly where there is inadequate or no national legislation to regulate pesticides.
Report of the First Meeting on CFMC/WECAFC/OSPESCA/CRFM Working Group on Spawning Aggregations Miami, United States of America 29-31 Oct 2013
The first meeting of the CFMC/WECAFC/OSPESCA/CRFM Working Group on Spawning Aggregations was held in Miami, United States of America, from 29 to 31 October 2013. The meeting brought together experts working on spawning aggregations of fish from all over Western Central Atlantic region.
Mitigation of Food Wastage Societal Costs and Benefits

This paper presents a portfolio of potential food wastage mitigation measures, illustrating the gross and net economic, environmental and societal benefits of each. Adopting appropriate food wastage mitigation measures can offer corresponding huge environmental benefits, leading to associated net gains for societies in terms of reduced economic losses and external costs. The performance of measures aiming at avoiding food wastage tends to be higher than for reusing, recycling of food products and certainly higher than landfilling.

Food Wastage Foodprint Full-Cost Accounting Final Report
This document introduces a methodology that enables the full-cost accounting (FCA) of the food wastage footprint. Based on the best knowledge and techniques available, FCA measures and values in monetary terms the external costs associated with the environmental impacts of food wastage. The FCA framework incorporates several elements: market-based valuation of the direct financial costs, non-market valuation of lost ecosystems goods and services, and well-being valuation to assess the social costs associated with natural resource degradation.
Enabling Farmers to Face Climate Change Second Cycle of the Benefit Sharing Fund Projects
This booklet provides an overview of the characteristics and main activities of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. This second portfolio consists of 22 projects that are currently implemented in 33 countries across Africa, Asia, Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean. The aim of this booklet is to give a general overview of the second project portfolio, as well as to share achievements, best practices and lessons learned during its Midterm phase of implementation.
State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources
The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources addresses the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest tree and other woody plant genetic resources of actual and potential value for human well-being in the broad range of management systems. The report complements two other FAO flagship publications in the field of forestry, the annual State of the World’s Forests and the periodic Global Forest Resources Assessment.
Report of the FAO/NEPAD Workshop on Cimate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa Maputo, Mozambique 22-24 April 2013
The purpose of the regional Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa was to determine the gaps in adaptation and disaster risk management strategies, policies and activities that aim to assist fishers, fish farmers, fish workers and the communities they live in to improve their resilience to the impacts of disasters and climate change, and to identify ways to address these gaps based on the experience of the participants.
Social and Economic Dimensions of Carrageenan Seaweed Farming
Carrageenan is a gelling agent extracted from red seaweeds and it has multiple applications in the food processing and other industries. Increasing demand for carrageenan has led to rapid expansion of carrageenan seaweed (primarily Kappaphycus and Eucheuma) farming in tropical areas. This expansion is expected to continue, but many issues need to be addressed to enable the sector to develop its full potential. Including six country case studies and a global synthesis, this document provides a comprehensive and balanced assessment of the economic, social and governance dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming. Information and insights provided by this document should facilitate evidence-based decision-makings in both the public and private sectors.
Innovative Institutions, Public Policies and Private Strategies for Inclusive Agro-Enterprise Development
This book contains the major papers presented at the symposium, which feature a wide range of country and regional experiences and examine the influence of markets and technology transfer to agro-enterprises on food security, poverty and economic growth. This volume will enrich existing knowledge of agro-enterprises as a channel for promoting inclusive growth and reducing poverty levels across developing and emerging markets.
Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality: Current Practices and emerging issues
This technical paper compiles the state of knowledge on seafood safety and quality with the aim to provide a succinct yet comprehensive resource book to seafood quality for safety managers, including topics on emerging issues such as new pathogens, the impact of climate change on seafood safety, and the changing regulatory framework.
Multiple Uses of Water Services in Large Irrigation Systems Auditing and planning modernization The MASSMUS Approach
Multiple uses of water may be the result of a multipurpose scheme’s design, or more frequently arises from local practices. Most water systems are run on the principle of ‘non exclusion’: once built it is almost impossible to prevent local people from using the water for any needs for which they have no alternative. Not having any other water source people living near the irrigation infrastructure will use the water for their animals, bathing, domestic use, the environment and fishing.
FAO Wheat Rust Diseases Global Programme 2014-2017 Strengthening National Capacities to Prevent Wheat Rust Epidemics
Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake. Drought, floods and diseases severely affect wheat production. Exacerbated by climatic stress, especially in rainfed areas, the impact of wheat diseases is expected to increase. Wheat production in Northern and Eastern Africa, the Near East and West, Central and South Asia is vulnerable to rust diseases. These regions account for around 37 percent of global wheat production. The impact on food and nutrition security is estimable. To combat wheat rust diseases continuous surveillance as well as a programmatic management approach are essential.
FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics
Ensuring responsible and sustainable fisheries management around the world requires standardized, reliable and up-to-date information for sound decision-making. FAO, as the only repository for global fishery data, regularly collects and analyses fisheries statistics. This publication is trilingual (Available in English, Spanish and French).
Global plan of action for the conservation, sustainable use and development of forest genetic resources
Forest genetic resources (FGR) are the heritable materials maintained within and among tree and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value. This Global Plan of Action is an integral part of FAO's efforts to increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner.
SAFA - Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems Guidelines Version 3.0
The Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems (SAFA) Guidelines were developed for assessing the impact of food and agriculture operations on the environment and people. The guiding vision of SAFA is that food and agriculture systems worldwide are characterized by all four dimensions of sustainability: good governance, environmental integrity, economic resilience and social well-being.
Walking the Nexus Talk - Assessing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Context of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
This report proposes a way to carry out a water-energy-food nexus assessment approach in order to: a) understand the interactions between water, energy and food systems in a given context, and b) evaluate the performance of a technical or policy intervention in this given context.The ultimate goal of the nexus assessment is to inform nexus related responses in terms of strategies, policy measures, planning and institutional set-up or interventions.
State of the World's Forests

This edition of FAO’s State of the World’s Forests report (SOFO 2014) addresses this knowledge gap by systematically gathering and analyzing available data on forests’ contributions to people’s livelihoods, food, health, shelter and energy needs. Crucially, the report also suggests how information might be improved and policies adjusted, so that the socioeconomic benefits from forests can be enhanced in the future.

Soils Challenge Badge
The Soils Challenge Badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the vital role that soils play in supporting life on Earth. The badge looks at how soils are created, soil uses and how soils are being affected by human and climatic pressures. It includes a wide range of activities and ideas to stimulate learning about soil and how we can better manage soil resources to ensure that we have a sustainable future. Additional badges are available or are being developed on a number of other topics, including: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Forests, Gender, Governance, Hunger, Nutrition, the Ocean, and Water.
Report of the Twenty-fourth Session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics, Rome, 5-8 February 2013
This document contains the report of the twenty-fourth session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 8 February 2013. This was the first session after the Aquaculture and Fishery subject Groups were formally established. Two subject Groups had their own meetings to review the progress made and develop work plan for the next intersessional period prior to the main session. The main session received the report from the two Groups and approved the work plans presented.
Pilot Testing of GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenegy in Colombia
This report presents the results of the testing of the GBEP indicators in Colombia. The testing provided Colombia with an understanding on establishing a long-term, periodic monitoring of its domestic bioenergy sector based on the GBEP indicators. Such periodic monitoring would enhance the knowledge and understanding of this sector and the way in which the contribution of the agricultural and energy sectors to national sustainable development could be evaluated.
Pilot Testing of GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenegy in Indonesia
This report presents the results of the testing of the GBEP indicators in Indonesia. The testing provided Indonesia with an understanding of how to establish the means of a longterm, periodic monitoring of its domestic bioenergy sector based on the GBEP indicators. Such periodic monitoring would enhance the knowledge and understanding of this sector and more generally of the way in which the contribution of the agricultural and energy sectors to national sustainable development could be evaluated. The testing in Indonesia also provided a series of lessons learnt about how to apply the indicators as a tool for sustainable development and how to enhance their practicality.
Report of the Sixth Session of the Scientific Advisory Group - WECAFC Corpus Christi, United States of America - 3 Nov 2013
The SAG discussed the outcomes of the work carried out by various joint working groups in 2012-2013, the fisheries resource status in the Wider Caribbean Region, a review of the current fisheries management performance and conservation measures in the WECAFC Region, and activities to be undertaken by WECAFC in 2014-2015. The SAG further discussed WECAFC collaboration with the Fisheries Resource Management System (FIRMS) and prepared a range of recommendations for consideration by the Fifteenth session of WECAFC.
Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic Volume 1: Crustaceans, Chitons and Cephalopods
This volume covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Eastern Central Atlantic. The marine resource groups included are bivalves, gastropods, chitons, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes and sea turtles. Within the field guide, the sections on the resource groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family.
Promoting Investment in Agriculture for Increased Production and Productivity
Investing in agriculture is one of the most effective ways of reducing hunger and poverty, promoting agricultural productivity and enhancing environmental sustainability. Covering the development of sustainable agriculture, food production and food security, this paper explains the relationship between all levels of investment and their interdependence to be successful. It also describes how to drive increased investment, at what stage and where, providing a useful overview of investment in agriculture for policymakers and researchers.
Youth and Agriculture Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions
This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programs can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives and approaches reported in this study originate from the youth themselves. The following study was a joint undertaking of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).
Towards Climate-Responsible Peatlands Management
The aim of this guidebook is to support the reduction of GHG emissions from managed peatlands and present guidance for responsible management practices that can maintain peatlands ecosystem services while sustaining and improving local livelihoods. This guidebook also provides an overview of the present knowledge on peatlands, including their geographic distribution, ecological characteristics and socio-economic importance.
Report of the FAO Expert Workshop on Assessment and Monitoring of Aquaculture Sector Performance
Nearly 30 experts from different countries attended the FAO Expert Workshop on Assessment and Monitoring of Aquaculture Sector Performance with the aim of discussing the methodologies and techniques of, and share global, regional and national experiences in, assessing and monitoring the performance of aquaculture. The workshop includes 28 presentations under 6 thematic topics by experts from various disciplines. A user-friendly tool called World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI) was presented in the workshop.
Youth Guide to Forests (The)
This fact-filled Guide explores forests from the equator to the frozen poles, the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. It also demonstrates the many benefits that forests provide us with, discusses the negative impacts that humans unfortunately have on forests and explains how good management can help protect and conserve forests and forest biodiversity. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own forest conservation activities and projects.
State of Food Insecurity in the World
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition shows that progress in hunger reduction at the global level and in many countries has continued but that substantial additional effort is needed in others.
Gap Analysis of National and Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Priorities and Initiatives in Western and Central Africa in Respect to Climate Change and Disasters
African fishers and fish farmers are particularly vulnerable to disasters and climate change impacts. The objective of the study was to identify regional and national gaps and opportunities to reduce the vulnerability of the sector to impacts from climate change and increase the resilience of fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods to disasters. A total of 23 countries, 16 of which are least developed countries (LDCs), were considered for Western and Central Africa. Overall, 27 gaps or recommendations were identified. The findings will be used to inform advice for the formulation of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa.
Aquatic Biodiversity in Rice-based Ecosystems - Studies and Reports from Indonesia, Lao PDR and the Philippines
This report contains the assessments of availability and use of aquatic organisms in rice ecosystems conducted in late 2013 in four sites in Indonesia. The documentation was made of the animal and plant organisms found in the study sites and being collected by the people, the methods and tools to capture or gather them, and their uses as food, medicine and for other purposes. Local people have generally acknowledged a general decline in the abundance and diversity of the species. Factors included the intensification of rice cultivation accompanied by the use of chemical inputs, increasing exploitation driven by population increase and in some cases a high market demand for some species, and destructive fishing.
Contract Farming for Inclusive Market Access
This book aims to typify the extent to which contract farming is helping small farmers to access markets and meet stringent requirements of manufacturers, retailers, exporters and service firms, from both food and non-food sectors such as biofuels and forestry. It clarifies differences in the functionality of contracts depending on commodity, market, technology, public policies and country circumstances. Conceptual issues are discussed and real-world case study appraisals from developing regions are presented. The issues raised in the case studies and the key messages synthesized in the initial chapter bring new insights and contributions to further enrich knowledge on contract farming as a tool for inclusive market access in developing countries.
Deep-sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Indian Ocean Batoids and Chimaeras - Volume 2
This volume is a comprehensive, fully illustrated Catalogue of the Deep-sea Batoids and Chimaeras of the Indian Ocean, encompassing FAO Fishing Areas 51 and 57, and a portion of Area 47. The present volume includes 4 orders, 10 families, 28 genera, and 78 species of batoid and chimaera-like fishes occurring in the Indian Ocean Deep-sea. The Catalogue includes a section on standard measurements for batoids and chimaeras with associated terms. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas and a dedicated bibliography.
Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development
This publication provides guidance for personnel in governments, development organizations and NGOs to better determine and plan development interventions for family poultry. Practical technical information are provided about genetics and reproduction, feeds and feeding, poultry health, housing, marketing and value chain development, microfinance and credit, institutional development, training and extension, and creating an enabling policy. Guidance is then provided on how to utilize this relevant information to design and develop projects targeted at specific conditions.
Residue evaluation of certain veterinary drugs Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
This document contains monographs on residue evaluations of certain veterinary drugs, prepared at the seventy-eight meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 5 to 14 November 2013. Four substances were evaluated for the first time – emamectin benzoate, gentian violet, lasalocid sodium and zilpaterol hydrochloride. Four additional substances were re-evaluated – derquantel, ivermectin, monepantel and recombinant bovine somatotrophins.
State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
FAO’s State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture presents a world review of fisheries and aquaculture including trends and statistics. This year’s publication presents trends in fish production, consumption and trade, as well FAO’s “Blue Growth” initiative, which represents a coherent framework for the sustainable integrated and socio-economically sensitive management of oceans and wetlands. Other themes highlighted include the role of aquaculture in improving nutrition, the importance of reducing post-harvest losses in small-scale fisheries and challenges and opportunities for utilization of fisheries by-products.
Food and Nutrition in Numbers
Food and Nutrition in Numbers – a pocket-sized compendium dedicated to the state of nutrition worldwide— offers diverse data and visualizations highlighting trends on such topics as micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases from 1990 to the present. Additionally, it offers indicators on the links between nutrition, health and the environment. Readers can find detailed data on such topics as food prices, food consumption, agriculture-related carbon emissions and land use, among others.

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