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Globalization of Food Systems in Developing Countries : Impact on ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The workshop ?Globalization of food systems: impact on food security and nutrition? was held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy from 8 to 10 October 2003. The workshop was convened to gain a better understanding of the influence of globalization and urbanization on food systems (food supply, marketing and distribution) in developing countries and to analyse the effects of these changes on small...

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Management of Animal Genetic Diversity at Community Level

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Summary: Domestic animal diversity in developing countries is embedded in traditional farming and pastoral communities who manage their livestock according to their indigenous knowledge (IK) and in tune with local ecological constraints. Especially in marginal environments, local livestock breeds are crucial for sustaining rural livelihoods by producing a wide range of products while requiring relatively low levels of input with regard to fodder, management and health ca...

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Law and Modern Biotechnology

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Application Biotech Product Movement Oversight Mechanisms Instrument Environment and Human Health? Food Safety? Consumer Protection? Traceability? Labelling? Commerce/Marketing? Transport? Export? Import? Safety Assessment? Cross-sectoral Coordination/Advice? Stakeholder Participation and other information-related considerations? Other Considerations (e.g. socio-economics or ethics)? Biotechnology Industry Organization (United States) Statement of Principles (19...

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Social Marketing Strategies to Fight Corruption

By: G. S. Kindra

Economics

It is widely accepted that one of the most critical elements of a country?s anti-corruption program is the involvement of civil society but there is less agreement on how such involvement can be encouraged. Social marketing can make an important contribution to the creation of an atmosphere in public life that discourages fraud and corruption. Drawing on lessons from the use of social marketing in public health campaigns (e.g., to reduce smoking and alcoholism, to encour...

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Globalization, Urbanization and Nutritional Change in the Developi...

By: Michelle A. Mendez

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The clustering of populations in urban centers affects dietary patterns by changing the way people interact with their environments, as well as by changing the environments themselves in ways that transform food production and distribution systems. For example, urban living is associated with occupational patterns less compatible with home food production and consumption, and often with limited land availability for cultivation. Urbanization brings infrastructur...

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World Health Organization ; World Health Organization Offeset Publ...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

Contributors Mr J. Carlson, Research Hydraulic Engineer, US Department of the Interior, Engineering and Research Center, Colorado, USA. Mr J. de Araoz, Consultant Engineer, London, UK. Dr F.E. Gartrell, Consulting ~n~ineerJ,ac kson, Mississippi, USA. Dr A.D. Hess, Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, USA. Dr C.W. Krus6, Department of Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. Mr C. Kuo, Sanita...

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Urban Agriculture, Household Food Security and Nutrition in Southe...

By: Wilfried Baudoin

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (UPA) is observed in varying degrees in both developing and developed countries worldwide. Its contribution to urban food security and poverty alleviation has recently become a subject of attention for policy makers. UPA appears to expand during economic crises, such as those induced by armed conflicts and structural adjustment, highlighting its use as a coping mechanism. UPA contributes to food availability in cities and th...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; World Health Organizati...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

The Joint FAO/WHO Food Contamination Monitoring Programme To promote the recognition, evaluation and control of environmental conditions and hazards that my affect human health, WHO and FA0 are actively participating in the healthrelated monitoring activities of the Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS), a programme established by the United Nations Environment Programme. GEMS health-related monitoring activities are directed to providing information on environment...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION To promote the recognition, evaluation and control of environmental conditions and hazards that may affect human health, WHO and FA0 are actively participating in the health-related monitoring actlvltiee of the Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS), a programme established by the United Nations Environment Programme. GEMS health-related monitoring activities are directed to providing information on environmental levels of pollutants in food, air, water...

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Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development : Project Evaluation...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) project was the largest organic agriculture project in Lebanon. The duration of the project was from November 7, 2002 through November 6, 2005. This three year project was designed and implemented ...

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Marketing

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: SESSION 1: What is marketing? ... Marketing is the most critical aspect determining business success ... Start by asking participants what they understand by marketing. Write key words in their replies on the board or on a flip chart. End by telling them the definition in the handout ... Divide the participants into groups of four or five people each. Ask each group to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the marketing strategies in the three case studies in ...

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Forever Beech Limited : Forest Management at the Cutting Edge

By: Chas Perry

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: How do people set about cutting and marketing indigenous timber when it seems nearly everyone in the country is opposed to the harvesting of natural forests? This is the challenge that has faced owners of natural forests in New Zealand since the 1990s. Forever Beech Limited (FBL) was established as a private company in July 2000, on the West Coast of the South Island, specifically to tackle this daunting challenge.

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Simpler Forest Management Plans for Participatory Forestry

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This working paper aims to present and stimulate thinking about some of the constraints imposed when conventional forest management plans (FMPs) are used for participatory forestry. It describes recent approaches to address these constraints, mostly based on a study of forest management plans in 22 countries4. The study also focused on some promising experiences in simplifying forest management plans for livelihood-oriented5 and enterprise-oriented forestry. Tra...

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The Impact of Management Training on the Performance of Marketing ...

By: Uwe Tietze

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: A review of experiences worldwide and of present knowledge about fish aggregating devices (FADs) was carried out by the BOBP during 1981. Nearly 150 institutions and experts were requested to contribute. This paper draws on these replies as also on other published material. The paper describes a spectrum of FADs ranging from very simple and cheap traditional applications for nearshore waters to modern, highly sophisticated and expensive products for off-shore ag...

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Bibliography and Web Sites

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Abbott, J.C ... 1986. Marketing Improvement in the Developing World : what happens and what we have learned. FAO Economics and Social Development Series, N. 37, FAO, Rome. Abbott, J.C. and Makeham, J.P. 1988. Agricultural Economics and Marketing in the Tropics, English Language Book Society/Longman. Abbott, J.C. (ed.) 1993. Agricultural and Food Marketing in Developing Countries: Selected Readings, CBA International and CTA. Adubi, A.A. 1996. Food Marketing Syst...

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Report of the Training Course for Fish Marketing Personnel of Tami...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The main objective of the Training Course for Fish Marketing Personnel of Tamil Nadu was to upgrade the management and accounting skills of the participants. The course was the outcome of discussions held between the Bay of Bengal Programme and the Secretary, Forests and Fisheries, and the Director of Fisheries of Tamil Nadu. It was felt that a suitably designed course on modern marketing techniques might be useful in the context of the paucity of trained fish m...

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Fish Marketing and Credit in Vietnam

By: Audun Lem

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT AND STUDY Since the early 1980s, the fisheries sector of Viet Nam has undergone remarkable changes. It was one of the first sectors of the Vietnamese economy which introduced and experimented with new policies on marketing improvement and export promotion with a view to enhance product value and to create investment opportunities for the development of a modern and sustainable fisheries sector for the benefit of the people employed in the f...

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The Who International Health Regulations and the Promotion of Food...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Summary: This paper discusses ... New food safety challenges posed by the growth of the international food trade ... Public health implications of the World Trade Organizations?s (WTO) Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), and ... The role of the World Health Organization?s (WHO) International Health Regulation?s (IHR) in promoting food safety. The paper reviews various shortcomings of the current leading international agreement in the area of food safe...

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Egg Marketing a Guide for the Production and Sale of Eggs

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Augmenting the production of laying chickens is an important objective in helping to meet the nutritional needs of growing populations in developing countries. These chickens are prolific, easy to raise and their output can be generally expanded more rapidly and easily than that of other livestock. Furthermore, they are adaptable to various climates and altitudes. Poultry raising can often be combined with other types of farming and offers the possibility to rai...

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Market Research for Agroprocessors

By: Andrew W. Shepherd

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Before any agroprocessing venture is started, or before an existing venture decides to expand its product line, an understanding of the market for the planned products is essential. Companies and individual processors need to feel confident that people will accept and want to buy their products.They need to be sure that they can sell what they produce at prices that give them a good profit. They need to have a realistic idea of the quantities they can sell and b...

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