The State of Food and Agriculture 1998

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251042007

Category: Reference

Page: 371

View: 9196

This annual report provides basic information on the global agricultural situation. A review of developments in food security opens this year's report, with new estimates on the proportion & number of undernourished people in the developing world. Also included is an analysis of the Asian financial crisis & its likely effects on agricultural production, trade, & food security. Special features include: an examination of the potential of rice fish farming; a chapter on rural non-farm income & employment; & a diskette housing time series data for nearly 150 countries, country groups, & regions in English, French, & Spanish. Recommended in: ALA's Guide to Reference Books.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2000

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251044001

Category: Reference

Page: 329

View: 3435

The past half century has seen spectacular progress in agricultural technology and productivity, but far from sufficient progress in poverty alleviation and food security, particularly in rural areas. This issue investigates some both the positive and negative changes that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century. It addresses the social and economic impact of agricultural modernization, the role of staple food production in nutrition and food security, trends in productivity and the politics involved in preventing some population groups from the development process.

The State of Food and Agriculture

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251053492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 9445

An estimated 1.2 billion people live on less than one dollar a day, and recent estimates indicate that over 850 million people lack sufficient food for an active healthy life, mostly in rural areas. This FAO report examines the links between agriculture, trade and poverty and considers how international agricultural trade and trade liberalisation affect the world's poor and food-insecure. Topics discussed include: trends and patterns in international agricultural trade, including trade in the least developed countries and within regions, and the role of supermarkets; policy issues including domestic support, export competition and market access; macroeconomic impacts of agricultural trade reforms for poverty reduction and pro-poor development objectives; food insecurity and trade liberalisation measures. The report recommends a twin-track approach which seeks to invest in human capital, institutions and infrastructure to enable the poor to take advantage of trade-related opportunities, while establishing safety nets to protect vulnerable members of society. This publication contains a mini CD-ROM of the "FAO Statistical Yearbook 2004 Vol. 1/1" in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050798

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 3646

Part I: Agricultural biotechnology: meeting the needs of the poor? Part II: World and regional review: facts and figures. Part III: Statistical annex.

The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Author: Barbara Rischkowsky,Dafydd Pilling

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251057629

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 511

View: 4514

Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. This publication is the first global assessment of these resources. Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations and 12 specially commissioned thematic studies, it presents an analysis of the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock sector - origins and development, uses and values, distribution and exchange, risk status and threats - and of capacity to manage these resources - institutions, policies and legal frameworks, structured breeding activities and conservation programs. Needs and challenges are assessed in the context of the forces driving change in livestock production systems. Tools and methods to enhance the use and development of animal genetic resources are explored in sections on the state of the art in characterization, genetic improvement, economic evaluation and conservation. As well providing a technical reference document, the country-based preparation of "The State of the World" has led to a process of policy development and a "Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources", which once adopted, will provide an agenda for action by the international community.--Publisher's description.

State of Food and Agriculture

2016

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization

ISBN: 9789251093740

Category:

Page: 196

View: 2634

Unless action is taken now to make agriculture more sustainable, productive and resilient, climate change impacts will seriously compromise food production in countries and regions that are already highly food-insecure. The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, represents a new beginning in the global effort to stabilize the climate before it is too late. It recognizes the importance of food security in the international response to climate change, as reflected by many countries prominent focus on the agriculture sector in their planned contributions to adaptation and mitigation. To help put those plans into action, this report identifies strategies, financing opportunities, and data and information needs. It also describes transformative policies and institutions that can overcome barriers to implementation. The State of Food and Agriculture is produced annually. Each edition contains an overview of the current global agricultural situation, as well as more in-depth coverage of a topical theme."

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

FAO COMMISSION ON GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ASSESSMENTS • 2019

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251312702

Category: Political Science

Page: 577

View: 723

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenced by farmers, livestock keepers, forest dwellers, fish farmers and fisherfolk for hundreds of generations. Prepared through a participatory, country-driven process, the report draws on information from 91 country reports to provide a description of the roles and importance of biodiversity for food and agriculture, the drivers of change affecting it and its current status and trends. It describes the state of efforts to promote the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture, including through the development of supporting policies, legal frameworks, institutions and capacities. It concludes with a discussion of needs and challenges in the future management of biodiversity for food and agriculture. The report complements other global assessments prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which have focused on the state of genetic resources within particular sectors of food and agriculture.

2017 The State of Food and Agriculture

Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251098735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 7221

One of the greatest challenges today is to end hunger and poverty while making agriculture and food systems sustainable. The challenge is daunting because of continued population growth, profound changes in food demand, and the threat of mass migration of rural youth in search of a better life. This report presents strategies that can leverage the potential of food systems to become the engine of inclusive economic development and rural prosperity in low-income countries. It analyses the structural and rural transformations now under way, and examines the opportunities and challenges they present to millions of small-scale food producers. It shows how an “agroterritorial” planning approach, focused on connecting cities and towns and their surrounding rural areas, combined with agro-industrial and infrastructure development can generate income opportunities throughout the food sector and underpin sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2012

Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: 9789251073179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 165

View: 5816

"Investing in agriculture for a better future"--Cover.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2007

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251057506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 7115

International food aid has rightly been credited with saving millions of lives and is often the only thing that stands between vulnerable people and death. However, it was a serious obstacle in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations and has been sharply criticised as a donor-driven response that creates dependency on the part of recipients and undermines local agricultural producers and traders upon whom sustainable food security depends. This issue of the 'State of Food and Agriculture' report examines the issues and controversies surrounding international food aid, particularly in crisis situations. It considers the ways in which food aid can support sustainable improvements in food security, in order to preserve its essential humanitarian role whilst minimising the possibility of harmful secondary impacts.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

Women in Agriculture : Closing the Gender Gap for Development

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: 9789251067680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 3352

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles differ across regions, yet they consistently have less access than men to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. Increasing women's access to land, livestock, education, financial services, extension, technology and rural employment would boost their productivity and generate gains in terms of agricultural production, food security, economic growth and social welfare. Closing the gender gap in agricultural inputs alone could lift 100-150 million people out of hunger. No blueprint exists for closing the gender gap, but some basic principles are universal: governments, the international community and civil society should work together to eliminate discrimination under the law, to promote equal access to resources and opportunities, to ensure that agricultural policies and programmes are gender-aware, and to make women's voices heard as equal partners for sustainable development. Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is not only the right thing to do. It is also crucial for agricultural development and food security.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2008

Biofuels : Prospects, Risks and Opportunities

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251059807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 9106

The publication surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels and its implications on agricultural development, poverty and hunger. The publication also explores policy options and contains an overview of the current global agricultural situation, including data on agricultural production, food consumption and agricultural trade.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2013

Food Systems for Better Nutrition

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Food and Agriculture Organization

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789251076712

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 4102

Malnutrition -- in the form of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity -- imposes unacceptably high economic and social costs on countries at all income levels. The causes of malnutrition are complex, yet all forms of malnutrition share one common feature: nutritionally inappropriate diets. The State of Food and Agriculture 2013 makes the case that healthy diets and good nutrition begin with food and agriculture.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2009

Livestock in the Balance

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: 9789251062159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 2116

Livestock contribute 40 percent of the global value of agricultural output and support the livelihoods and food security of almost a billion people. Rapidly rising incomes and urbanization, combined with underlying population growth, are driving demand for meat and other animal products in many developing countries. These changes and the speed with which they are occurring have created systemic risks for livelihoods, human and animal health and the environment. To meet the challenges and constraints of the twenty-first century, the livestock sector requires appropriate institutions, research, development interventions and governance that reflect the diversity within the sector and the multiple demands placed upon it. 9789251062159 http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0680e/i0680e00.htm.