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Are Your Agroprocessing Plans Feasible?

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: CAN YOU MANUFACTURE? By now you have completed your market research and have a good idea about the potential markets for your products and the prices at which you can sell them. Before being able to calculate whether you can supply those markets profitably (see Chapter 8) you need to do a different kind of research.You must examine whether it is possible to manufacture your products on a commercial scale and what the costs of this will be. This research is just ...

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World Agriculture: Towards 2015/2030 Summary Report

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report summarizes the main findings of the FAO study, World agriculture: towards 2015/30, which updates and extends the FAO global study, World agriculture: toward 2010, issued in 1995. It assesses the prospects, worldwide, for food and agriculture, including fisheries and forestry, over the years to 2015 and 2030. It presents the global long-term prospects for trade and sustainable development and discusses the issues at stake in these areas over the next ...

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Programme du Nepad Pour Lagriculture et Programmes Regionaux Pour ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Ant?c?dents L?Afrique conna?t une situation de crise ?conomique et d?ins?curit? alimentaire; c?est sur cette raison que se fonde l?organisation de la r?union d?Abuja. L?Afrique est per?ue comme un continent qui se caract?rise par le d?clin ?conomique, l?ins?curit? alimentaire, l?endettement, le SIDA, les catastrophes naturelles et les famines ? r?p?tition. Le revenu par habitant, entre 1991 et 2002, a en moyenne baiss?, car l?augmentation du produit int?rieur br...

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Keeping Forest Pests from Moving Around the World

By: M. Keiran

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: With increased movement of goods in international trade during the past few decades, forest pests and pathogens now cross oceans as easily and as quickly as ships, planes and people do. Regulations exist to prevent the spread of forest pests through movement of timber and wood products in international trade. But even goods that are not normally subjected to phytosanitary inspection-from cars to clothing to computers - can be packaged using wood, and pests often...

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Mise en Place de Systemes Efficaces de Securite Sanitaire des Alim...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Au GF-1, lors des discussions sur le renforcement des capacit?s, de nombreux sujets furent ?voqu?s, qui pourraient constituer des sous-th?mes pour le Deuxi?me Forum. Afin de s?lectionner les sujets les plus utiles et pertinents pour l??change d?information et le partage d?exp?riences, nous avons ?labor? et vous envoyons le questionnaire suivant pour permettre d?identifier les sujets ? couvrir lors du GF-2. Nous vous saurions gr? de bien vouloir classer les sujet...

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Annexes Summaries of Country Reviews Prepared in 2002

By: Par J. Kouam

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: activit? n?a, jusqu?? pr?sent, pas combl? les attentes au Cameroun. Au regard de l?ensemble des activit?s piscicoles men?es dans ce pays depuis plus de 30 ans (except? le projet PIC du Peace Corps et celui actuellement en cours avec l?ICLARM), on est bien surpris de voir qu?en dehors des investissements (construction des ?tangs, ?quipement et r?fection des structures de production piscicole, etc.) r?alis?s au cours de ces projets, les activit?s piscicoles entrep...

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Session 3 Review River Fisheries: Ecological Basis for Management ...

By: A. H. Arthington

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Excerpt: Large rivers and floodplain ecosystems support a significant proportion of the world?s aquatic biodiversity. Species richness within some tropical systems surpasses that of marine ecosystems, including coral reefs. The Mekong River, for example, contains 500 known fish species, with several hundred more species lacking formal definition (Dudgeon 2000). The floodplains of large rivers are also amongst the most productive landscapes on earth (Bayley 1988a; Welcomm...

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Land Area

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Bangladesh with a total land area of about 0.14 million km2 has one of the world?s largest deltaic plains. About 12 percent of the land area comprises tertiary hills that reach up to 600 m. The low hills (below 100 m) are dissected by moderate to steep slopes. Most of the valleys are suitable for farming. Shifting cultivation, conversion of marginal and forestland to agricultural use, overharvesting of fuelwood and timber, overgrazing, improper collection, trans...

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Worldwide Regulations for Mycotoxins

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: Food legislation serves to safeguard the health of food consumers and the economic interests of food producers and traders. At present, food laws often impose limits on the concentrations of specific contaminants in foods and feeds, such as mycotoxins. At least this is the case in many countries of the industrialized part of the world, where fully developed market economies exist. In contrast, many developing countries where subsistence farming is significa...

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Perspectives par Grand Secteur

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Les c?r?ales constituent toujours, de loin, la ressource alimentaire la plus importante au monde, ? la fois pour la consommation humaine directe et, indirectement, en tant qu?intrants pour la production animale. Ce qui se produit au niveau du secteur des c?r?ales est donc d?une importance cruciale pour les disponibilit?s alimentaires mondiales. Depuis le milieu des ann?es 1960, le monde a r?ussi ? accro?tre sa production c?r?ali?re de pr?s d?un milliard de tonne...

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Tables des Matieres

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Le Codex Alimentarius, ou code alimentaire, est devenu la r?f?rence mondiale pour les consommateurs, les producteurs et les transformateurs de denr?es alimentaires, les organismes nationaux de contr?le des aliments et le commerce international des produits alimentaires. Son impact sur tous ceux qui interviennent dans la production et la transformation des aliments, et sur la sensibilisation de ceux qui les utilisent ? les consommateurs ? est consid?rable. Son in...

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Third Joint Fao/Who/Unep International Conference on Mycotoxins

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: 1. The Third Joint FAO/WHO/UNEP International Conference on Mycotoxins was held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 3 to 6 March 1999. The Conference was convened by the Directors- General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and was kindly hosted by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia. Delegates from 38 countries and representatives of 10 inte...

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World of Forestry

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management: strengthening implementation Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management serve as a reference for monitoring and assessing progress towards sustainable forest management and are important as a policy tool. To further progress in their development and implementation, an Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management was organized by the Forest Management Bur...

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El Estado de 1999 la Inseguridad Alimentaria en El Mundo

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Casi 800 millones de personas de los países en desarrollo carecen de suficientes alimentos. Otros 34 millones de personas de los países industrializados y de los países de economías en transici›n padecen tambi?n de inseguridad alimentaria cr›nica.

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Production Doies en Pologne

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Les abreuvoirs et les mangeoires sont ?galement tr?s diversifi?s; cela va de la simple gamelle m?tallique ou du r?cipient de bois rempli manuellement, au mat?riel automatique moderne. Dans les petites fermes, on trouve des mangeoires en bois ou en feuille d?aluminium surmont?es d?une barre qui pr?vient le gaspillage d?aliment. La taille des mangeoires est de 150 ? 200 cm de long, 30 cm de large et 25 cm de profondeur. Leur nombre d?pend de la taille du troupeau....

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Region 4: Bahamas, Bermuda, North Cuba, St. Lucia, Turks and Caico...

By: R. G. Muller

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Excerpt: The Bahamas has landings data 1982-1998 and effort data 1990-1998 on its database. The early catch and effort data collection system was not comprehensive, however, being restricted only to the island of New Providence. There has also been an unrecorded shift in fishing methods throughout the country beginning during the late 1980s, when the use of casitas started to become the predominant fishing method, displacing both spears and traps. This shift in fishing g...

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Introduction

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: With the establishment of Exclusive Economic Zones, more than 90% of the marine fish catches of the world are taken within the jurisdiction of the coastal states and this situation has increased the responsibility of the coastal states for developing, utilizing and managing the marine fishery resources in their respective EEZs. Extension of the jurisdiction of each coastal state, over a wider area has also increased the need for collaboration and cooperation in ...

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Summary and Conclusions

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The world?s temperate broadleaf forests are composed of a diverse and economically important group of trees that have provided humans with a wide range of both wood and non-wood products. Many of these trees (e.g. oaks, laurel, birches and mountain ash) have also become integral parts of human cultures throughout the world and have important places in folklore, mythology and religion or as symbols of bravery, valour, reliability and authority. The leaf of one te...

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Report of the Thirty-First Session of the Codex Committee on Food ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: OPENING OF THE SESSION. 1) The 31st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants was held in The Hague, The Netherlands from 22-26 March 1999 at the kind invitation of the Government of the Netherlands. Mr. Edwin Hecker, Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by 280 delegates representing 55 Member countries and 46 international organisations. 2) Mrs. Faber, keynote ...

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Forestry and Agroforestry in Multisectoral Hiv/Aids Programming

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The interfaces between the forest sector and HIV/AIDS can be summarized as: the potential of trees, natural woodlands, forests and agroforestry in reducing vulnerability in high-prevalence HIV/AIDS communities and in contributing to resource based livelihoods and coping strategies of HIV/AIDS affected households; the impacts on the access to forest and tree resources as well as their use, management and governance; the impact on forest product supply and demand ...

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