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Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Activities of the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) of FAO to improve food and nutrition security.

Livestock have multiple important roles and functions, including their direct contribution to food availability and access for smallholders. Livestock products are major sources of protein, micronutrients (iron, zinc, calcium, vitamins B12, A and riboflavin) and fats. They are particularly...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Work of the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) of FAO on nutrition.

The Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) of FAO carries out various types of work on food and nutrition security. ESA engages in five main types of activities: conducting economic research and analysis; providing analytical tools; producing publications; providing advisory services;...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Legal and institutional aspects of food and nutrition security.

The right to nutrition is implicitly recognized in a number of human rights instruments and explicitly so as far as children, pregnancy and lactation are concerned. The Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security ...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons from support given to the implementation of food security programmes in over 100 countries: the feasibility of integrated food and nutrition security (F&NS) approaches.

FAO launched the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) in 1994 to assist member countries in their efforts to reduce the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition. Over a period of 14 years (1994-2008), the programme was implemented in 106 countries and mobilized US$890 million. Having learned...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for FAO support to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) process.

Over the last decade, FAO has served as a strategic partner to NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development) Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) and member countries in providing expertise for the design and implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of the work of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) of FAO on improving food and nutrition security.

Halving the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015 is a key challenge of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In efforts to achieve this goal, emphasis has been placed by many development programmes on promoting agro-enterprise development, product value addition and food processing....

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the history of regulation and control worldwide (International Institutions in Risk Assessment and Safety Regulation).

This chapter discusses the origins of food safety regulations, citing important scientific backgrounds and events that led to such regulations. Individual roles of the food industry and state authorities in ensuring food safety are described, as well as the influence of international institutions...

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global production, supply and demand.

This chapter surveys global and national production, and export and demand/consumption of lentil. It provides an update on the topic written in 1981 by Nygaard and Hawtin in 'Lentils' (Nygaard and Hawtin, 1981). The chapter is based primarily on FAOSTAT, i.e. the statistical database of the United...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Bergen Conference on implementing the ecosystem approach to fisheries (Bergen, Norway, 26-28 September 2006): summary and main conclusions.

The highlights of the Bergen Conference on implementing the ecosystem approach to fisheries held in Bergen, Norway on 26-28 September 2006 was discussed in this chapter. The Bergen Conference was a follow-up to the Reykjavik Conference in 2001 and was organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers...

Author(s)
Bianchi, G.; Sandberg, P.; Skjoldal, H. R.; Thórarinsson, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934149)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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