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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAOs efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAOs mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Food and Agriculture Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2007

The State of Food and Agriculture 2007

Paying Farmers for Environmental Services

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
28 Dec 2007
The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture – including climate change mitigation, improv...
FAO STATISTICAL YRBK 2005/06

FAO Statistical Yearbook 2005-2006 (Includes CD-ROM)

1 Jun 2007
The FAO Statistical Yearbook, the first volume of which was issued in 2004, covers a wide spectrum of statistics and indicators belonging to several thematic topics and serves as a reference guide to economists, policy-makers and analysts. The Yearbook is published annually in two separate issues...
STATE OF THE WORLD

State of the World's Forests 2007, The

5 Apr 2007
The State of the World's Forests reports every two years on the status of forests, recent major policy and institutional developments and key issues concerning the forest sector. This seventh edition examines progress towards sustainable forest management. The purpose of the publication is to pro...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2006

The State of Food and Agriculture 2006

Food Aid for Food Security?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Feb 2007
The State of Food and Agriculture 2006 examines the issues and controversies surrounding international food aid and seeks to find ways to preserve its essential humanitarian role while minimizing the possibility of harmful secondary impacts. Food aid has rightly been credited with saving millions...
STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY 2006

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006, The

Eradicating World Hunger - Taking Stock Ten Years After the World Food Summit

15 Dec 2006
In November 1996 world leaders committed themselves to what was considered an ambitious but attainable target: to halve by 2015 the number of undernourished people in the world from the 1990 level. The eight edition of the State of Food Insecurity in the World examines progress towards this targe...
IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE EXEMPLARY

In Search of Excellence

Exemplary Forest Management in Asia and the Pacific

28 Jul 2006
Instead of dwelling on the failures and the negative aspects of the forestry sector, this publication celebrates the good and the many positive management efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the many people who are striving for excellence in forest management and seeks to encourage ...
LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT

Legal Framework for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources, The

Series:
FAO Legislative Study
2 Jun 2006
Based on information gathered through national surveys and other sources, this study provides an overview of the main legal instruments at both international and national levels, including the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The European Union regulatory framework is presented as an example of a...
ORGANICALLY PRODUCED FOODS JOINT

Organically Produced Foods

Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme Codex Alimentarius Commission

2 Jun 2006
The Codex Alimentarius (Latin, meaning Food Law or Code) is a collection of internationally adopted food standards. Food labelling is the primary means of communication between the producer and seller of food on one hand, and the purchaser and consumer of the other. These guidelines have been pre...
GLOBAL FOREST RESOURCES ASSESSMENT

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

Progress Towards Sustainable Forest Management

Series:
FAO Forestry Paper
1 Jan 2006
The world’s forest resources provide renewable raw materials and energy, maintain biological diversity, mitigate climate change, protect land and water resources, provide recreation facilities, improve air quality and help alleviate poverty. At the same time, forests are affected by fire, air pol...
PERSPECT & GUIDELINES FOOD LEGISL

Perspectives and Guidelines on Food Legislation, with a New Model Food Law

Series:
FAO Legislative Study
7 Apr 2006
The present text draws on FAO's experience in providing technical assistance to governments developing new food laws and regulations, setting out and examining the many elements of the national system which should be taken into account in a comprehensive review of national regulatory frameworks ...
COMMODITY MARKET REVIEW 2005/06

Commodity Market Review 2005-2006

7 Apr 2006
One of the main reasons for the lack of progress in the period following the Uruguay Round, as well as the slow progress in the current Doha Round negotiations, can be attributed to the insistence of several producing and trading countries on exempting some so-called sensitive and special agricul...
FAOSTAT 2005 FAO STATISTICAL DATA

FAOSTAT 2005

FAO Statistical Databases - Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Nutrition (Set of Two CD-ROMs)

27 Jan 2006
This new, updated version of the FAOSTAT-CD incorporates statistical information as available on-line at the end of May 2005, covering more than 300 countries and territories and 3000 items in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and nutrition. Multilingual CD-ROMs, in English, French an...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2005

The State of Food and Agriculture 2005

Agriculture Trade and Poverty - Can Trade Work for the Poor?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
13 Jan 2006
The report examines the many ways in which trade liberalization and agricultural trade affect the poor and food-insecure. Trade can be a catalyst for change, promoting conditions that enable the poor to raise their incomes and live longer, healthier and more productive lives, but these positive r...
NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION TECHNIQU

Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management

30 Dec 2005
This guide intends to help people to deal with conflicts that are undermining or disrupting natural resource management, impeding development, and causing outbreaks of violence. It looks at how negotiation and consensus building can be used to manage conflict and build collaboration, and provides...
FAO STATISTICAL YRBK 2004 VOL2

FAO Statistical Yearbook 2004 (Includes CD-ROM)

13 Jan 2006
The FAO Statistical Yearbook is published annually in two separate issues: the first providing data by topic for all countries and the second providing data for each country covering all topics. It is based on data submitted by member countries in response to standard questionnaires, supplemented...
STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY 2005

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2005, The

Eradicating World Hunger - Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

13 Jan 2006
Hunger and malnutrition are killing nearly six million children each year. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2005 focuses on the critical importance of hunger reduction, which is the explicit target of the 1996 World Food Summit and of the first Millennium Development Goal, calling for th...
FAO TRADE YRBK 2003 V57

FAO Trade Yearbook 2003

Series:
FAO Statistics
12 Aug 2005
The FAO Trade Yearbook presents a compilation of statistical data on basic food and agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. The Yearbook contains commodity trade tables (import and export, volume and value) for the years 2001-2003. Statistical information is based on...
FAO STATISTICAL YRBK 2004 VOL1

FAO Statistical Yearbook 2004

3 Jun 2005
This Yearbook is based on data submitted by member countries in response to standard questionnaires, supplemented by reviews of national sources. The Introduction offers additional background information on technical matters, outlines the content of the yearbook, and explains its relationship to ...
STATE WORLD FISHERIES & AQUA 2004

State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004, The (Includes CD-ROM)

22 Apr 2005
This annual report provides an overview of developments in world fisheries and aquaculture, a review of issues confronting fishers and fish farmers, and a presentation of seven in-depth studies undertaken by FAO. The report concludes with some thoughts on the future of fisheries and aquaculture, ...
STATE OF THE WORLD

State of the World's Forests 2005, The

22 Apr 2005
State of the World’s Forests presents a global picture of the forest sector by providing the latest information on major policy developments and key emerging issues. Part I presents recent developments and areas of current attention in forest resources; the management, conservation and sustainabl...
STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY 2004

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004, The

22 Apr 2005
To date, efforts to reduce chronic hunger in the developing world have fallen far short of the pace required by the World Food Summit to cut the number of hungry people by half no later than the year 2015. The central message of this report is that we cannot afford not to do better. The hungry ca...
STATE AGRICULT COMM MARKET 2004

State of Agriculture Commodity Markets 2004, The

22 Apr 2005
The aim of this publication is to present commodity market issues in an objective and accessible way to policy-makers, commodity market observers and all those interested in agricultural commodity market developments and their impacts on developing countries. It is intended to raise awareness of ...
FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS: WORLD A

Fish and Fishery Products

World Apparent Consumption Statistics Based on Food Balance Sheets 1961-2001

Series:
FAO Fisheries Circular
22 Apr 2005
This document summarizes four decades of statistics of apparent consumption of fish and fishery products for 220 countries, six continental aggregates, four economic groupings and world totals. Data are given for total and per caput supply in live weight on a yearly basis. Indicative nutritional ...
STATE FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2003/04

The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-2004

Agricultural Biotechnology - Meeting the Needs of the Poor?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
25 Jun 2004
The potential of agricultural biotechnology, especially transgenic crops, to meet the needs of the poor, is explored in this report. An analysis of the socio-economic impacts of technological change in agriculture is discussed, and the safety of transgenic crops for human health and the environme...
STATE OF THE WORLD

State of the World's Forests 2003, The

30 Jan 2004
State of the World’s Forests presents a global picture of the forest sector, providing up-to-date information on activities and institutional developments. It includes contributions from key intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and from individuals contributing in their personal c...
STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY 2003

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2003, The

Monitoring Progress towards the World Food Summit and Millennium Development Goals

30 Jan 2004
This edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World details recent trends in developing countries and countries in transition. It also offers an analysis of factors that have contributed to progress and setbacks in efforts to reach the World Food Summit (WFS) goals. In addition, the publica...
STATE WORLD FISHERIES & AQUA 2002

State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2002, The

30 Jan 2004
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture provides a comprehensive overview of the world’s fisheries and aquaculture. During the past two years, the international fisheries community has accomplished many important developments and aquaculture has received increasing attention. In many countri...
FAO TRADE YRBK 2001 V55

FAO Trade Yearbook 2001

Series:
FAO Statistics
12 Mar 2004
The FAO Trade Yearbook presents a compilation of statistical data on basic food and agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. The Yearbook includes commodity trade tables (imports and exports, quantity and value) for the years 1999-2001. Statistical information is base...
YRBK OF FISHERY STAT 2001 COMMODIT

Yearbook of Fishery Statistics 2001

Commodities

Series:
FAO Statistics
30 Jan 2004
The Food and Agricultural Organizations (FAO) Yearbook of Fishery Statistics (2001), is a compilation of annual statistical data on production and foreign trade of fisheries commodities for all countries and territories of the world. It includes data on the quantities of processed and preserved f...
YRBK OF FISHERY STAT 2001 AQUACUL

Yearbook of Fishery Statistics 2001

Aquaculture Production

Series:
FAO Statistics
30 Jan 2004
This volume of The FAO Yearbook of Fishery Statistics: Aquaculture Production, includes summary tables and revisions for data on fish, crustaceans, mollusks and other aquatic animals and plants produced from all culture practices for the years 1992-2001. The statistics are measured in units of qu...