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The magazine of the month European journal of agronomy : the journal of the European Society for Agronomy. Montrouge : Gauthier-Villars, [1992]-. - v. : tab., diagr. ; 27 cm. - Trimestrale. - Descrizione basata su: V. 1, n. 2 (1992). - Compl. del tit. varia: v. 5, n. 1/2 (1996)-: the official journal of the european society for agronomy. - Luogo di ed.: vol.4, n.4 (1995)-: Paris. - L'editore varia: v. 5, n. 1/2 (1996)-: Amsterdam : Elsevier. [ISSN] 1161-0301.

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Description: The European Journal of Agronomy, the official journal of the European Society for Agronomy, publishes original research papers reporting experimental and theoretical contributions to field-based agronomy and crop science. The journal will consider research at the field level for agricultural, horticultural and tree crops, that uses comprehensive and explanatory approaches. The EJA covers the following topics: crop physiology; crop production and management including irrigation, fertilization and soil management; agroclimatology and modelling; plant-soil relationships; crop quality and post-harvest physiology; farming and cropping systems; agroecosystems and the environment; crop-weed interactions and management; organic farming; horticultural crops; papers from the European Society for Agronomy bi-annual meetings. In determining the suitability of submitted articles for publication, particular scrutiny is placed on the degree of novelty and significance of the research and the extent to which it adds to existing knowledge in agronomy. Confirmatory research and results routine cultivar or agronomy trials in which there are no identified biological processes will

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Full Journal Title: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY ISO Abbrev. Title: Eur. J. Agron. JCR Abbrev. Title: EUR J AGRON Editors-in-Chief: J.R. Porter, University of Copenhagen ISSN: 1161-0301 Issues/Year: 6 Language: ENGLISH Journal Country/Territory: FRANCE Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV Subject Categories: Agronomy Impact Factor: 2.704 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.469 Availabile in MAIB Library

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not normally be considered for publication. Modelling studies have to be informative and innovative and used to illustrate important generic issues facing agronomy. Studies in which a model is only tested against observed data for its goodness-of-fit are not generally welcome. Field experiments need to be either multilocational or multi-year and normally three at least and be accompanied by appropriate statistical analysis. Glasshouse experiments are only accepted in exceptional circumstances. Review articles are normally written on invitation from the Editor-inChief. Authors intending to prepare review papers for the Journal are advised to consult the Editor-in-Chief before writing their reviews. Forthcoming special issues are focusing on uncertainty analysis in models and the status of non-renewable resources in agriculture. The journal is also available in electronic format: for access ask to inchingolog@iamb.it)

Libraries make an essential contribution to development New IFLA publications to support your work on the UN 2030 Agenda Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 AgendaAct now to make sure libraries are included in your country’s national development plans for the SDGs!! The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In support of this goal, IFLA has today published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also a supporting 2-page handout. The booklet includes stories from all types of libraries in from many countries around the world. IFLA thanks all IFLA members and partners that contributed their stories for the booklet. Additional stories will be made available online, and you can re-print the booklet and handout at any time. Print copies will also be mailed to all IFLA members and additional copies can be ordered from IFLA Headquarters.Libraries can drive progress across the entire UN 2030 Agenda You can use the booklet in a variety of ways: to assist your organisation in advocacy planning and in identifying compelling stories from your own country, or give it to your policymakers when you hold meetings to show the contribution libraries make to your national development. These publications and other UN 2030 Agenda support materials will be made available in all seven official IFLA languages on the Libraries and Development

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part of the IFLA website. We must now show that libraries can drive progress across the entire 2030 Agenda. While the SDGs are universal goals, each country will be responsible for developing and implementing national strategies to achieve them, and will be expected to track and report its own progress toward each goal. Advocacy is essential to secure recognition for the role of libraries as engines of local development, and to ensure that libraries receive the resources needed to continue this work. The process will be different in each country, and many have already decided how the SDGs will be implemented nationally. We encourage all library associations and institutions to take action now so that libraries are included in national and regional plans." The library community in every country must take this important opportunity. If libraries and librarians are to be successful partners in achieving the SDGs they will need the support of strong associations and institutions to support advocacy, to assess the needs of the local library community and to assist librarians to respond. Background In September 2015, the United Nations endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IFLA has been actively involved in the process of creating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last years and has advocated for the importance of access to information, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), culture and universal literacy, all of which have been included in the UN 2030 Agenda. IFLA has produced a toolkit with customisable templates and a booklet to support you in your advocacy work. They can be used together, or separately: Use the toolkit for background on the UN 2030 Agenda and to plan your advocacy; Use the booklet and handout as documents you can take to meetings to give to government officials or coalition partners; Send electronic versions of the booklet and handout to your members, your partners, and decision makers; Re-print the booklet and handout for additional meetings. [Fonte IFLA]

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institue of Bari Per diffondere la passione per la lettura tra gli operai, in Spagna la Fundación Agfitel ha lanciato il progetto "Los libros, a las fábricas" Alcuni luoghi, come ad esempio le fabbriche, non sono solitamente associati alla letteratura.Proprio per diffondere l'interessa per la lettura tra gli operai, in Spagna la Fundación Agfitel, istituzione rivolta ai dipendenti dell'industria siderurgica, automobilistica e edilizia, ha lanciato nel 2014 il progetto Los libros, a las fábricas.A riportare la notizia, il sito del Giornale della libreria (che ha una nuova veste grafica, ndr), che scrive come in due anni siano stati portati più di 1.330 libri in 13 fabbriche spagnole, coinvolgendo oltre 400 operai. Alla base del progetto la convinzione che i libri e la lettura siano un bene prezioso per tutti e che nessun progresso economico può prendere atto senza un'adeguata crescita culturale.Ma non ci sono solo i libri. In fabbrica vengono portati anche gli scrittori, così che gli operai possano incontrare gli autori e confrontarsi con loro. Le fabbriche spagnole scelte per l'attività sono diventate una sorta di circoli letterari, dove gli operai leggono, si interfacciano con gli scrittori e organizzano tra loro dei gruppi di lettura.Gli operai, inoltre, sono diventati dei veri e propri ambasciatori dei libri, trasmettendo l'amore per la lettura anche ad amici e famigliari.

Bari, nasce una rete per promuovere la lettura e aiutare la crescita sociale della città di Redazione Il Libraio Nasce "Bari Social Book, luoghi sociali per leggere", una rete il cui obiettivo è costruire una città più solidale e attenta ai bisogni di tutti, rilanciando l'importanza della promozione della lettura come elemento di crescita personale e riscatto sociale - Il progetto Nasce “Bari Social Book, luoghi sociali per leggere”, una rete tra enti e istituzioni pubbliche e private, biblioteche, librerie, associazioni, soggetti non profit, strutture e servizi rivolti a minori e adulti, giovani e anziani. L'obiettivo è costruire una città più solidale e attenta ai bisogni di tutti, rilanciando l'importanza della promozione della lettura come elemento di crescita personale e riscatto sociale, consapevolezza dei diritti di cittadinanza e promozione delle pari opportunità, leva per il cambiamento sociale e la crescita complessiva della comunità e del territorio. La rete è promossa dall'assessorato al Welfare e dall'Ufficio del garante dei diritti dell'infanzia e dell'adolescenza della Regione Puglia, in collaborazione con oltre 50 realtà, pubbliche e private.Tra gli obiettivi del progetto, garantire a tutti i cittadini l'accesso ai libri come mezzo di crescita e confronto, promuovere momenti di lettura pubblici e organizzare raccolte solidali di libri. Le prime azioni individuate nel protocollo di intesa della rete di Bari Social Book saranno realizzate a

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partire dal mese di maggio, in occasione dell'iniziativa nazionale “Maggio dei Libri” realizzata dal Centro per la lettura e dal Ministero dei Beni Culturali. Si partirà con la creazione di little free library dove poter prendere in prestito libri in giro per la città e luoghi di booksharing per scambiare volumi, verrà attivata una biblioteca itinerante e sarà possibile ricevere i libri a domicilio, inoltre si terranno incontri con gli autori e si organizzeranno momenti di lettura.

AIB: nuova pubblicazione Turbanti, Simona. REICAT. Roma: AIB, 2016. ISBN 978-88-7812-243-7. (Collana ET; 35) Il volume si propone di fornire un quadro complessivo delle Regole italiane di catalogazione – REICAT, elaborate dalla Commissione permanente per la revisione delle regole italiane di catalogazione, pubblicate nella versione a stampa nel 2009. Partendo da una breve introduzione sulla nascita dei codici nazionali catalografici, lo s t a n d a r d internazionale ISBD, i formati di scambio MARC e la Dichiarazione di principi di catalogazione internazionali, si arriva a delineare i presupposti e il contesto in cui le Regole sono state concepite. Vengono, quindi, illustrati la struttura e i contenuti del codice mettendone in luce le principali caratteristiche e gli elementi di novità nei confronti non solo delle precedenti norme catalografiche italiane (Regole italiane di catalogazione per autori), ma anche di una serie di usi e consuetudini, interni o meno all'ambiente del Servizio bibliotecario nazionale, consolidatisi nell'arco del trentennio che è intercorso tra la pubblicazione dei due testi. La parte finale del lavoro è dedicata allo stretto rapporto esistente tra le Regole e il modello sviluppato nei Functional requirements for bibliographic records. A chiudere il volume, un accenno alle nuove Resource description and access (RDA), uno dei fenomeni che meritano certamente attenzione, per portata e dimensione, al di fuori dell'area angloamericana, dinanzi al quale non bisogna però cadere in facili, quanto sterili, operazioni di (false) contrapposizioni rispetto alle norme italiane.

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Reviews: Organic Agriculture Building trust in organic / Gunnar Rundgren. - Tholey-Theley, (Germany) : FOAM, 2007. - 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - [ISBN] 978-3-934055-87-2. Agrovoc keywords: Organic farming, International organizations, Certification, Legislation, Control systems. The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on how to set up an effective organic certification programme that takes into account local conditions and conforms to IFOAM criteria and international norms. The purpose is also to ensure that certification bodies act as service providers to the public and support the development of organic agriculture. The focus of the guide is to assist newly established certification bodies. It may also be of value for already established certification bodies. The background is the growing domestic and international trade in products from organic agriculture. This trade is largely based on certification. Still, more than 100 countries lack local service providers. IFOAM has accepted the challenge, first by developing the IFOAM Basic Standards, later by establishing the IFOAM Accreditation Programme, and increasingly by providing practical assistance, for instance publishing this handbook. Its first edition was published 1998 and was very much in demand. After eight years, it is time for a new edition. The new edition is more comprehensive and expands in particular on the business aspects of organic certification. It also contains the main parts of another IFOAM publication, the Guide to Compiling Documents for Organic Certification bodies, as well as earlier unpublished documents from Grolink AB. Most of the well-known certifiers in the industrialized world began operation more than 20 years ago. At that time the requirements were not very high. A new certification body could easily get “recognition” by publishing standards, registering a trademark, becoming a member of IFOAM, and making itself known. It would learn and improve over the years. Today, the situation is much more complex. The requirements are increasing due to internal development within the movement (as reflected in the IFOAM accreditation criteria), state and International regulations, and increased knowledge in the marketplace. This means that it is much more difficult to start up today. New certifiers should call upon experience from others and take international norms into consideration. There is some resistance to certification from various groups. In the beginning of this guide, some of the arguments against certification are discussed. The intention of this guide, however, is not to resolve this conflict but to assist in the establishment of reputable certification bodies. Further, it can be argued that it would be more appropriate if organic producers sold their products as “normal”, and producers who use agrochemicals were required to declare that on their products and pay the costs for such a system. That discussion is also outside the scope of this guide. In the guide we have put together information with the focus of setting up of certification bodies in developing countries. The guide does not describe the highest possible level of performance but rather a level that is considered to be achievable. It should be satisfactory for getting the recognition that is very much needed for a new organization. Organic is Life, Knowledge for Tomorrow : Volume 1 : Organic Crop Production : Proceedings of the Third Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), 28. September - 1. October 2011 in Namyangju, Korea / Daniel Neuhoff … [et al.] (eds.). - Bonn : ISOFAR, 2011. - 725 p. : ill. Agrovoc keywords: Organic farming, Nutrient management, Soil fertility, Cropping systems, Cereals, Vegetables, Weed control, Pest management. The present two volumes of the Proceedings of the Third Scientific Conference of ISOFAR, carried out during the OWC in Korea in autumn 2011, are noticeably thinner compared to the previous conference. It would certainly be a mistake to draw premature conclusions on an alleged drawback of organic agricultural research. The decrease of paper submissions is a simple result of a lower participation of European researchers, who traditionally have a strong position within the international research community. From a total of 400 submitted papers finally some 250 were selected for oral (150) or poster presentation (100) and subsequent publication. Volume 1 of the proceedings covers various aspects of soil fertility and nutrient management as well as a considerable range of topics on organic crop production. The majority of the papers deal with specific aspects of crop productivity with a strong emphasis on organic fertilization and crop protection rather than on systemic approaches. No need to say that these facts also reflect the world-wide diversity of self-conceptions on Organic agriculture. From a pure agronomic

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point of view problem oriented research approaches a more than reasonable, in particular in countries with a high population density. Strategically, however, it should not be forgotten that the largest capital of Organic Agriculture are still the consumers and their permanent readiness to purchase organic products with an expected superior overall quality. Accordingly Volume 2 begins with papers on consumer research including also other important topics such as marketing, certification and organic food quality. Since smallholders play a key role for food security and poverty eradication especially in Asia and Africa, joint sessions of ISOFAR and IFOAM will be dedicated to this important topic. The final part of the second volume is dedicated to agro-ecological research as well as to specific aspects of research methodology and knowledge dissemination.

Organic is Life, Knowledge for Tomorrow : Volume 2 : SocioEconomy, Livestock, Food Quality, Agro-Ecology and Knowledge Dissemination: Proceedings of the Third Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), 28. September - 1. October 2011 in Namyangju, Korea / Daniel Neuhoff … [et al.] (eds.). - Bonn : ISOFAR, 2011. - III, 366 p. : ill. - (Proceedings of the … Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) ; 3). Agrovoc keywords: Organic farming, Organic foods, Food quality, Consumer behaviour, Certification, Agricultural economics, Marketing policies, Smallholders, Livestock, Agroecology, Research methods The present two volumes of the Proceedings of the Third Scientific Conference of ISOFAR, carried out during the OWC in Korea in autumn 2011, are noticeably thinner compared to the previous conference. It would certainly be a mistake to draw premature conclusions on an alleged drawback of organic agricultural research. The decrease of paper submissions is a simple result of a lower participation of European researchers, who traditionally have a strong position within the international research community. From a total of 400 submitted papers finally some 250 were selected for oral (150) or poster presentation (100) and subsequent publication. Volume 1 of the proceedings covers various aspects of soil fertility and nutrient management as well as a considerable range of topics on organic crop production. The majority of the papers deal with specific aspects of crop productivity with a strong emphasis on organic fertilization and crop protection rather than on systemic approaches. No need to say that these facts also reflect the world-wide diversity of self-conceptions on Organic agriculture. From a pure agronomic point of view problem oriented research approaches a more than reasonable, in particular in countries with a high population density. Strategically, however, it should not be forgotten that the largest capital of Organic Agriculture are still the consumers and their permanent readiness to purchase organic products with an expected superior overall quality. Accordingly Volume 2 begins with papers on consumer research including also other important topics such as marketing, certification and organic food quality. Since smallholders play a key role for food security and poverty eradication especially in Asia and Africa, joint sessions of ISOFAR and IFOAM will be dedicated to this important topic. The final part of the second volume is dedicated to agro-ecological research as well as to specific aspects of research methodology and knowledge dissemination.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Forestry Building Organic Bridges : Vol. 1 Argentina - France : Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey / Gerold Rahmann and Uygun Aksoy editors. Braunschweig, (Germany) : Braunschweig Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 2014. - XXXII, 326 p., XX S. : ill. - (Thünen Report ; 20). - [ISBN] 9783865761286. Agrovoc keywords: Farming systems, Organic fertilizers, Organic farming, Organic foods, Food quality, Consumer behaviour, Certification, Agricultural economics, Marketing policies, Smallholders, Livestock, Agroecology, Research methods Plants and animals or in a broader sense, mother-nature, has been serving mankind from time immemorial. If you consider agriculture, as cultivation or domestication of plants and animals then you may start evaluating the impact of mankind since the last 12,000 years. Today, still, agriculture provides food for all living organisms, and fibre and in some cases fuel for human beings. The World today nurture more than 7.2 billion as of April 2014 even if the ecological footprint has exceeded one. According to UN databases, in 1980, out of 4.4 billion, rural population was 1.53 times more than the urban population. Those who were the producers were more than the consumers. In 2015, the rural/urban population ratio is estimated as 0.85 revealing that more will consume and less produce. If this ratio is dissected according to the regions of development: rural/urban population ratio is 0.27 in more developed regions, 1.05 in less developed and 2.30 in least developed regions of the World. Urban growth rate peaked (2.24 %) between 2000 and 2005. Rural growth rate that was 1.13 % between 1985 and 1990 is estimated to be 0.05 % between 2015 and 2020 and then at negative rates. By 2035, 61.7 % of the population will live in urban areas where as 38.3% in rural. So, less people in more and less developed regions of the world will try to supply food for more and more consumers or urban and peri-urban areas in developed regions will become more intensified for adequate agro-food production. Additionally, there are other major issues as changing life styles and consumption habits as higher calories and high consumption of animal products. Relationship between health especially of non-transmissible diseases and nutrition is a bottom-line for many, and new evidences strengthening these relationships appear through research as technology advances. Consumers in more developed regions of the world are becoming concerned about long-distance transfers of agricultural products, energy consuming distribution channels, loss of diversity, erosion of traditional foods or processing techniques. Agricultural land is threatened by intensification, urbanization, non-agricultural activities e.g. mass tourism, mining and climate change. How can agricultural production counteract these diverse issues and still be sustainable? This Book of Proceedings will further help to disseminate and archive the accumulated vast information on organic agriculture.

Building Organic Bridges : Vol. 2 Germany - India : Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey / Gerold Rahmann and Uygun Aksoy editors. Braunschweig, (Germany) : Braunschweig Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 2014. - XXXII, 327-674, XX S. : ill. - (Thünen Report ; 20). - [ISBN] 9783865761200. Agrovoc keywords: Farming systems, Organic fertilizers, Organic farming, Organic foods, Food quality, Consumer behaviour, Certification, Agricultural economics, Marketing policies, Smallholders, Livestock, Agroecology, Research methods Plants and animals or in a broader sense, mother-nature, has been serving mankind from time immemorial. If you consider agriculture, as cultivation or domestication of plants and animals then you may start evaluating the impact of mankind since the last 12,000 years. Today, still, agriculture provides food for all living organisms, and fibre and in some cases fuel for human beings. The World today nurture more than 7.2 billion as of April 2014 even if the ecological footprint has exceeded one. According to UN databases, in 1980, out of 4.4 billion, rural population was 1.53 times more than the urban population. Those who were the producers were more than the consumers. In 2015, the rural/urban population ratio is estimated as 0.85 revealing that more will consume and less produce. If this ratio is dissected according to the regions of development: rural/urban population ratio is 0.27 in more developed regions, 1.05 in less developed and 2.30 in least developed regions of the World. Urban growth rate peaked (2.24 %) between 2000 and 2005. Rural growth rate that was 1.13 % between 1985 and 1990 is estimated to be 0.05 % between 2015 and 2020

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and then at negative rates. By 2035, 61.7 % of the population will live in urban areas where as 38.3% in rural. So, less people in more and less developed regions of the world will try to supply food for more and more consumers or urban and peri-urban areas in developed regions will become more intensified for adequate agro-food production. Additionally, there are other major issues as changing life styles and consumption habits as higher calories and high consumption of animal products. Relationship between health especially of non-transmissible diseases and nutrition is a bottom-line for many, and new evidences strengthening these relationships appear through research as technology advances. Consumers in more developed regions of the world are becoming concerned about long-distance transfers of agricultural products, energy consuming distribution channels, loss of diversity, erosion of traditional foods or processing techniques. Agricultural land is threatened by intensification, urbanization, non-agricultural activities e.g. mass tourism, mining and climate change. How can agricultural production counteract these diverse issues and still be sustainable? This Book of Proceedings will further help to disseminate and archive the accumulated vast information on organic agriculture. Building Organic Bridges : Vol. 3 Indonesia - Sri Lanka : Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey / Gerold Rahmann and Uygun Aksoy editors. Braunschweig, (Germany) : Braunschweig Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 2014. - XXXII, 675-998, XX S. : ill. - (Thünen Report ; 20). - [ISBN] 9783865761217. Agrovoc keywords: Farming systems, Organic fertilizers, Organic farming, Organic foods, Food quality, Consumer behaviour, Certification, Agricultural economics, Marketing policies, Smallholders, Livestock, Agroecology, Research methods Plants and animals or in a broader sense, mother-nature, has been serving mankind from time immemorial. If you consider agriculture, as cultivation or domestication of plants and animals then you may start evaluating the impact of mankind since the last 12,000 years. Today, still, agriculture provides food for all living organisms, and fibre and in some cases fuel for human beings. The World today nurture more than 7.2 billion as of April 2014 even if the ecological footprint has exceeded one. According to UN databases, in 1980, out of 4.4 billion, rural population was 1.53 times more than the urban population. Those who were the producers were more than the consumers. In 2015, the rural/urban population ratio is estimated as 0.85 revealing that more will consume and less produce. If this ratio is dissected according to the regions of development: rural/urban population ratio is 0.27 in more developed regions, 1.05 in less developed and 2.30 in least developed regions of the World. Urban growth rate peaked (2.24 %) between 2000 and 2005. Rural growth rate that was 1.13 % between 1985 and 1990 is estimated to be 0.05 % between 2015 and 2020 and then at negative rates. By 2035, 61.7 % of the population will live in urban areas where as 38.3% in rural. So, less people in more and less developed regions of the world will try to supply food for more and more consumers or urban and peri-urban areas in developed regions will become more intensified for adequate agro-food production. Additionally, there are other major issues as changing life styles and consumption habits as higher calories and high consumption of animal products. Relationship between health especially of non-transmissible diseases and nutrition is a bottom-line for many, and new evidences strengthening these relationships appear through research as technology advances. Consumers in more developed regions of the world are becoming concerned about long-distance transfers of agricultural products, energy consuming distribution channels, loss of diversity, erosion of traditional foods or processing techniques. Agricultural land is threatened by intensification, urbanization, non-agricultural activities e.g. mass tourism, mining and climate change. How can agricultural production counteract these diverse issues and still be sustainable? This Book of Proceedings will further help to disseminate and archive the accumulated vast information on organic agriculture.

Building Organic Bridges : Vol. 4 Sweden - Viet Nam : Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey / Gerold Rahmann and Uygun Aksoy editors. - Braunschweig, (Germany) : Braunschweig Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 2014. - XXXII, 999-1194, XX S. : ill. - (Thünen Report ; 20). - [ISBN] 9783865761224. Agrovoc keywords: Farming systems, Organic fertilizers, Organic farming, Organic foods, Food quality, Consumer behaviour, Certification, Agricultural economics, Marketing policies, Smallholders, Livestock, Agroecology, Research methods Plants and animals or in a broader sense, mother-nature, has been serving mankind from time immemorial. If you consider agriculture, as cultivation or domestication of plants and animals then you may start evaluating the impact of mankind since the last 12,000 years. Today, still, agriculture provides food for all living organisms, and fibre and in some cases

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fuel for human beings. The World today nurture more than 7.2 billion as of April 2014 even if the ecological footprint has exceeded one. According to UN databases, in 1980, out of 4.4 billion, rural population was 1.53 times more than the urban population. Those who were the producers were more than the consumers. In 2015, the rural/urban population ratio is estimated as 0.85 revealing that more will consume and less produce. If this ratio is dissected according to the regions of development: rural/urban population ratio is 0.27 in more developed regions, 1.05 in less developed and 2.30 in least developed regions of the World. Urban growth rate peaked (2.24 %) between 2000 and 2005. Rural growth rate that was 1.13 % between 1985 and 1990 is estimated to be 0.05 % between 2015 and 2020 and then at negative rates. By 2035, 61.7 % of the population will live in urban areas where as 38.3% in rural. So, less people in more and less developed regions of the world will try to supply food for more and more consumers or urban and peri-urban areas in developed regions will become more intensified for adequate agro-food production. Additionally, there are other major issues as changing life styles and consumption habits as higher calories and high consumption of animal products. Relationship between health especially of non-transmissible diseases and nutrition is a bottom-line for many, and new evidences strengthening these relationships appear through research as technology advances. Consumers in more developed regions of the world are becoming concerned about long-distance transfers of agricultural products, energy consuming distribution channels, loss of diversity, erosion of traditional foods or processing techniques. Agricultural land is threatened by intensification, urbanization, non-agricultural activities e.g. mass tourism, mining and climate change. How can agricultural production counteract these diverse issues and still be sustainable? This Book of Proceedings will further help to disseminate and archive the accumulated vast information on organic agriculture. PGS guidelines : How Participatory Guarantee Systems can develop and function / Christopher May. - Bonn : IFOAM, 2008. - VI, 26 p. : ill. - [ISBN] 978-3-940946-492. Agrovoc keywords: Organic farming, Certification, Food quality, Rural communities, Organic foods, Guidelines The terminology and conceptual framework for describing Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) developed from the IFOAM/MAELA sponsored 'Alternative Certification' workshop that was held in Brazil in 2004. Here the dynamics of the different 'alternative' organic certification systems from around the world were discussed and their common features identified and celebrated. Through this activity a strategy evolved to help move the concept, of what has now become known as PGS, forward. The term PGS embodies what many of these 'alternative' systems have in common which is the active participation of producers and other stakeholders in their organic guarantee process. The PGS provides a framework with which group marketing and various community strengthening activities can be facilitated. The impetus to describe and promote PGSs has included the formation of an IFOAM sponsored Task Force (TF) to help facilitate this process and since 2004 both IFOAM and MAELA have worked to promote the development of PGSs. Support has grown around the world for the idea that PGSs provides a credible, relevant and cost effective mechanism through which producers can provide an organic guarantee to consumers. IFOAM and MAELA have supported this process to ensure that organic producers have access to organic guarantee options that best suit their needs. Thus, for local organic markets PGSs are now regarded alongside individual and third party as a viable organic guarantee option. PGSs are already operating in Brazil and other Latin American countries as well as the USA, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe. There are new PGSs being developed in East Africa and Australia. Examples will be drawn from these models to illustrate the various features and characteristics of the different PGSs. This document illustrates the commonalities of these many PGSs and should be read in conjunction with the IFOAM publications “Participatory Guarantee Systems - Case Studies from Brazil, India, New Zealand, USA” and Participatory Guarantee System FAQs”.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Gender Empowering women in Afghanistan : Reducing gender gaps through Integrated Dairy Schemes / Ruxandra Boros and Anni McLeod. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - XI, 53 p. : ill. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108764-0. Agrovoc keywords: Gender, Rural areas, Rural communities, Sustainability, Food security, Livelihoods, Role of women This publication assesses the gender impacts of the Integrated Dairy Schemes (IDS) approach in Afghanistan and results from a field mission to Afghanistan, interviews with beneficiaries and key public and private stakeholders, combined with analysis of secondary data. Findings confirmed that the IDS approach has a sustainable positive impact on rural Afghan women and their families, both in terms of increased income availability and social empowerment. Therefore, further use of this approach, integrating gender dimensions, is encouraged in the design, implementation and evaluation of dairy interventions in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Use of mobile phones by the rural poor : gender perspectives from selected Asian countries / edited by Gerard Sylvester. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - XII, 68 p. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109145-6. Agrovoc keywords: Rural conditions; Rural poverty; Mobile equipment; Communication technology;Telecommunications; Gender; Women's participation; Agricultural statistics;Statistics Mobile phones have been shown (though not uniformly) to positively contribute in various ways to rural development, from reducing information asymmetry, improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. Yet a digital gender divide exists. When contrasted with the fact that women compromise 43% of the worlds' agricultural labor force, this digital gender divide can inhibit rural development. There is substantial exploration of the digital gender divide in the literature. Yet the answers to questions regarding differential access and use of information and communication technologies are mostly inconclusive.

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Regional overview of food insecurity Asia and the Pacific : towards a food secure Asia and the Pacific / Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific : FAO, Bangkok (Thailand). - Bangkok : FAO, 2015. - VII, 38 p. : ill. (some color), diagrs. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108775-6. Agrovoc keywords: Food security, Food supply, Regional policies, Right to food, National planning, Malnutrition, Monitoring. The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals' hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015. The region has also achieved the largest reduction in the absolute number of undernourished people (236 million). However, this was not sufficient to meet the target set by the World Food Summit (WFS) of halving the number of undernourished people by 2015. There are large disparities among sub-regions and countries in the region. While Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia have achieved both the MDG-1c and the WFS hunger targets, highly populous Southern Asia has not met either target. Oceania did not reach the MDG-1c target due to slow progress while the absolute number of hungry actually increased. There are 490 million people still suffering chronic hunger in the region, and Asia and the Pacific is home to almost 62 percent of the world's undernourished. Besides the calorie consumption deficit, the problem of undernutrition is manifested in high rates of stunting in children below five years of age, while various micronutrient deficiencies prevail among people of all ages. At the same time, the number of people who are overweight or obese is rapidly increasing in the region, especially in Southwest Pacific Island countries and middle-income countries of Asia. A number of policy commitments, and institutional and technological innovations, combined with effective social protection measures are required to meet this challenge, in an overall framework of sustainable economic growth that is more equitably shared and environmentally sustainable. It will be crucial to accelerate actions through the Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC) and other relevant food security and nutrition initiatives, focusing on supporting resource-poor family farms and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. Making it count Increasing the impact of climate Change and food security Education programmes / Sarah McLusky and Reuben Sessa. - Roma : FAO, 2015. VII, 41 p. : ill. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108778-7. Agrovoc keywords: Food security, Sustainability, Climate change, Natural resources, Health care, Human nutrition, Crop production We all share the same planet and will share the same climate future so it is in everyone's interest to share evaluations and share knowledge so that every intervention counts. For two million years humans have used the natural resources provided by the Earth, but in the last 200 years things have changed. Since the industrial revolution we have seen: increased burning of fossil fuels for heat, electricity and transport; the birth of the chemical industry and mass manufacturing; improved education, health and social care; the growth of intensive and unsustainable agriculture. These changes have transformed human quality of life - we live longer, fewer children die in infancy, we have safer and more comfortable homes, we have more, better quality food. However, they have also led to rapidly rising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, a widening gap between the rich and poor, landfill sites full of non-biodegradable waste and habitats destroyed by human greed and carelessness. The cracks are beginning to show. Many countries are beginning to see the impacts of climate change: rising sea levels, record-breaking heatwaves, increasingly unpredictable weather, crop failure, water shortages….the list goes on. Climate-related natural disasters such as floods and droughts are increasing. 'Slow-moving' natural disasters such as desertification and rising sea levels threaten homes and livelihoods. Developing countries will be hardest hit as existing poverty, weak governance and poor education systems will make it difficult to cope and adapt to these changes (Anderson, 2010). In a world where there are already 1 billion people going hungry, one of the most worrying impacts of climate change is on food security. Unpredictable rainfall, droughts and floods are already affecting food prices worldwide – in July 2012 cereal prices leapt 17 percent in just one month (FAO, 2012). The Earth's population is on course to reach 9 billion by 2050, so we will have another 2 billion mouths to feed with no additional farmland. This might be possible if everyone was vegetarian, but as the world's poorest nations rise out of poverty their people want to eat more meat, which requires far more land and resources than crop production (Power, 2012). Food is set to be an emotionally-charged battleground and, as ever, the poorest and most food insecure people will suffer the most (mcdairmid, 2008; save the children, 2007).

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Methods for estimating comparable prevalence rates of food insecurity experienced by adults throughout the world / Carlo Cafiero … [et al.]. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - V, 60 p. : ill.. - (Voices of the Hungry Technical Report ; 1-2016). [ISBN] 978-92-5-108835-7. Agrovoc keywords: HUMAN NUTRITION; FOOD SECURITY; STATISTICAL DATA; DATA COLLECTION; STATISTICAL METHODS;NUTRITION SURVEYS; SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT;FAMINE The main purpose of the report is to allow food security analysts to evaluate the statistical soundness and adequacy of the methods described.Sections are as follows: 1. Overview of the concepts of food security and food insecurity and the role of experience-based measures within the field of food security assessment. 2. Description of the questionnaire module, the FIES-SM. 3. Data collection: sampling, interviewing, editing and weighting. 4. Analysis of each country's food security data: Measurement model estimation-calculation of the FIES, assessment of each item and of the scale for each country. 5. Development of the VoH global reference scale-the bridge by which prevalence rates in countries will be compared. 6. Adjusting each country's scale to the global reference scale and calculating prevalence rates of food insecurity at two levels of severity. 7. Results to date: measures of item and model fit, assessment of conditional independence of items, parameters and robustness of the global reference scale, summary of consistency of country-level scales to the global reference scale 8. Results to date: preliminary analysis of correlations between estimated prevalence rates and other indicators of development at country level.

Human Rights in the Design and Implementation of Local Actions of the Special Programme on Food Security in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua : a Comparative Analysis / prepared by Susana Gauster. - Rome : FAO, 2014. - X, 82 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108221-8. Agrovoc keywords: Evaluation; Human rights; Economic analysis; Systems analysis;Right to food The Special Programme on Food Security was implemented in an environment characterized by a high incidence of poverty, chronic malnutrition and inequalities, even if legislative and institutional advances were made related to food security and nutrition. The three country programmes have various elements in common. Their main objective was to reduce food and nutrition insecurity. Their actions involve the four food security pillars, and they applied a learning-by-doing approach in providing support to community groups. In spite of the fact that the programmes were originally designed without direct reference to human rights principles, it was found that in practice they did apply some human rights principles and good governance practices. The programmes promoted participation and empowerment applying participatory methods to reach decisions together with community groups about what to do and how to do it. The programmes were implemented in areas characterized by food insecurity and malnutrition, but did not have explicit criteria to reach the most vulnerable. A gender focus and prioritization of indigenous groups were found to be largely absent. The field actions were environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. In the interest of transparency it is important that programme participants and all community members have access to all necessary information. The programmes did not establish mechanisms for staff to be held accountable. In order to strengthen accountability mechanisms it is necessary to provide greater understanding of human rights principles and to promote for programme participants to see themselves as rights holders with capacity to claim their rights.

Guidelines for Monitoring Diseases, Pests and Weeds in Cereal Crops / Murat Koyshibayev and Hafiz Muminjanov. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - X, 42 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109180-7. Agrovoc keywords: Guidelines; Disease control; Pest monitoring; Weeds; Cereal crops;Food security Since 2011, the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC), in close collaboration with the International Winter Wheat Improvement Programme (IWWIP), CIMMYT and ICARDA, and with the support of national consultants in the field of plant protection has provided technical assistance to the countries in the region on the monitoring of diseases, pests and weeds in cereal crops. The main purpose of this work is to collect information about the prevalence of major diseases, pests and weeds, as well as identification of varieties resistant to diseases, particularly to aggressive races of stem rust. The first results of the monitoring of diseases, pests and weeds in cereal crops were discussed at the Regional Experts Consultation Meeting held during 27-28 February 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Following the meeting, it was decided to prepare unified guidelines for the monitoring of diseases, pests and weeds in cereal crops.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Animal production and health Understanding Ebola Virus at the Animal-Human Interface : Summary report of the technical meeting : Rome, Italy : 19-20 January 2016. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - V, 28 p. : ill. - (FAO Animal Production and Health Report; 10). - [ISBN] 978-92-5109237-8. Agrovoc keywords: Animal diseases; Disease transmission; Transboundary diseases;FAO The Technical Meeting on Understanding Ebola Virus at the animal-human interface was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine the current status of the scientific knowledge on Ebola Viruses (EBOV), identify the major gaps that require further research studies, in order to better understand the disease dynamics at the interface between animals and humans, identify factors that potentiate the emergence, transmission and spread of EBOV, and develop practical and realistic approaches to better prevent and minimize the impacts of this virus. It was also aimed at fostering collaborations and partnerships between institutions and organizations working on Ebola viruses at the human-animal interface. The meeting was organized by FAO and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 19-20 January 2016 in Rome.

Understanding MERS-CoV at the Animal-Human Interface : Summary report of the technical meeting : Rome, Italy, 21-22 January 2016. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - V, 28 p. : ill. - (FAO Animal Production and Health Report ; 11). - [ISBN] 978-92-5109242-2. Agrovoc keywords: Animal health; Animal diseases; Disease surveillance; Disease transmission; Coronavirus; Camels;FAO The Technical Meeting on understanding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) at the human-animal interface was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine the current status of the scientific knowledge on MERS-CoV and identify the major gaps that require further studies, in order to better understand the disease dynamics at the interface between humans and animals and develop practical and realistic approaches to control and minimize the impact of this virus. The meeting was also aimed at fostering collaborations and partnerships between institutions and organizations working on MERS-CoV at the human-animal interface. It was held in Rome from 21-22 January 2016.

Residue Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drugs. Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), 81st meeting 2015. - Rome : FAO, 2016. XII, 228 p. : ill.. - (FAO JECFA Monographs ; 18). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109210-1. Agrovoc keywords: Veterinary medicine; Bioavailability; Animal health; Drug residues; Food contamination;Food safety; Maximum residue limits; Toxicology;Risk assessment This volume of FAO JECFA Monographs contains residue evaluation of certain veterinary drugs prepared at the 81st Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), held in Rome, Italy, 17–26 November 2015. This JECFA meeting was convened specifically to consider residues of veterinary drugs in foodproducing animal species, to further elaborate principles for evaluating the safety of residues of veterinary drugs in food and for establishing acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) and/or acute reference doses (ARfDs), and to recommend maximum residue limits (MRLs) for substances on the agenda when they are administered to food-producing animals in accordance with good veterinary practice in the use of veterinary drugs. The monographs contained therein provide the scientific basis for the recommendations of MRLs.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Agriculture Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in East Africa : Practical issues for consideration in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans to minimize the use of agrochemicals : Technical guidance document. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - IX, 170 p. : ill. - [ISBN] 97892-5-109215-6. Agrovoc keywords: Biodiversity; Ecosystem services; Agrochemicals; Pest control;Pollination This Technical Guidance Document addresses the need for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agriculture, at the national level. More specifically, it is aimed to assist countries in developing and implementing their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSA Ps), to consider ecosystem services – and opportunities for their management – in agricultural production systems. Through an EU -funded project on “Capacity-building related to multilateral agreements (MEA s) in AC P countries (Phase 2)”, this document focuses on the East Africa region, and provides concrete examples and cases primarily from Kenya. The intention is that this document provides practical guidance to countries for building institutional capacity for synergistic implementation of MEA s, and identifying opportunities for managing biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce the use of chemical inputs. It considers issues at the technical, institutional and policy levels. This publication is a result of technical papers prepared by experts on specific topics related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture but also on social and cross-cutting dimensions such as indigenous and traditional knowledge. Lebanon Country Programming Framework 2016 to 2019. - Rome : FAO, 2016. V, 33 p. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109216-3. Agrovoc keywords: Sustainable livelihoods; Sustainable development; International cooperation; Agreements;Lebanon The CPF-Lebanon 2016–2019 will address two main government priority areas: Government priority one “to expand economic and livelihood opportunities benefiting local economies and the most vulnerable communities” through strengthening resilience of smallholder producers and upgrading capacities for sanitary and phytosanitary control and management of food safety and quality systems; and Government Priority two “to improve performance of the agricultural sector contributing to the economic, social, environmental and sustainable rural development” through supporting improved and innovative sustainable agricultural production, sustainable land, forest and water management, and agricultural value chains development. This CPF will also work to strengthen institutional capacities in data production and policy support in relation to agriculture, food security and nutrition with special focus on gender.

A Manual on Apple Pollination : Pollination Services for Sustainable Agriculture / Cory S. Sheffield, Hien T. Ngo, Nadine Azzu. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - VIII, 54 p. [ISBN] 978-92-5-109171-5. Agrovoc keywords: Pollinators; Apples; Honey bees; Hives; Nesting; Orchards;Capacity building The purpose of this manual is to improve knowledge concerning the management of bee pollinators in apple orchards so as to enhance apple quality and yield. The publication was prepared as part of the GEF supported project “Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture, through an Ecosystem Approach” implemented in seven countries – Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa. The project is coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with implementation support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Newsletter Mediterranean Agronomic Institue of Bari CENTRO DOCUMENTALE - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI Farmer Field School Guidance Document : planning for quality programmes. Rome : FAO, 2016. - XI, 112 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109126-5. Agrovoc keywords: Rural development; Agricultural education; Training courses; Capacity building;Impact assessment; Indicators;Educational resources

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This FFS Guidance Document focuses on the process and critical decisions that are necessary when starting a new FFS programme, and guides the reader through the essential steps required to establish a solid basis for such programmes, in tune with the specific local conditions. It also defines the essential elements and processes required to ensure programme relevance, quality, growth and sustainability. The document differs from most of the FFS manuals and guidelines available in that it focuses on providing support to FFS programme managers and formulators, as opposed to FFS field facilitators or trainers, who are the primary target group for most existing manuals.

Incorporating decent rural employment in the strategic planning for agricultural development : pilot version for field-testing. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - X, 115 p. : ill.. (Rural Employment Case Studies). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109141-8. Agrovoc keywords: Employment; Rural planning; Agricultural development; Rural unemployment;Child labour The Guidance document aims to assist FAO Members in incorporating decent rural employment interventions across different agricultural sub-sectors. It is organized into three main sections that answer respectively to the questions: "Why", "When" and "How" to integrate DRE. In particular, the section on “How to incorporate DRE considerations” outlines and analyzes the following 4 strategic planning phases: Phase 1: Conducting the problem and stakeholder analysis - Applying a DRE lens; Phase 2: Defining desired impacts and beneficiaries - Prioritizing DRE; Phase 3: Developing the result chain and the strategies and programmes to achieve the results - Developing a DRE-inclusive results chain; Phase 4: Developing the M&E system with DRE-inclusive indicators. The document provides overall guidance in the main text, which is complemented with boxes, figures, tables and annexes containing examples, detailed technical advice, tips and checklists.

Technical manual for the construction and use of family-sized metal silos to store cereals and grain legumes / Danilo Mejía-Lorío, Matthew Howell, Adolfo Arancibia. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - IX, 134 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108181-5. Agrovoc keywords: Silos; Grain Legumes; Grain Crops; Bulk Storage; Seed Storage; Storage Structures; Traditional Storage Structures;Technology Transfer The Technical manual for the construction and use of family-sized metal silos to store cereals and grain legumes presents simple instructions for the construction and use of various types of family-sized silos, with capacities of between 0.12 m3 and 4.2 m3 (approximately 120 and 4 000 kg). The contribution of this type of silo to food security, to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and to the well-being of small farmers is extremely important, particularly during agricultural crises caused by a number of external factors, including financial problems. The silos have a key role, not only to safeguard family nutrition in the peasant sector, but also so that small farmers can regulate trading in surplus goods and have access to markets when they are favourable. The manual contains guidelines for the use and manufacture of family-sized silos at low cost, accessible to craftsmen and farmers. The manual is based on field experience gained by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and subsequently by numerous projects carried out by FAO in more than 22 developing countries.

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Yield gap analysis of field crops : methods and case studies / V.O. Sadras … [et al.]. Rome : FAO, 2015. - XII, 82 p. : ill.. - (FAO Water Reports ; 41). - [ISBN] 978-92-5108813-5. Agrovoc keywords: Field Crops, Food Security, Land Productivity, Water Resources, Cropping Systems The publication “Yield gap analysis of field crops: Methods and case studies” reviews methods for yield gap analysis, clarifying definitions and techniques to measure and model actual, attainable and potential yield at different scales in space and time and using case studies to illustrate different approaches. The publication is a contribution to advance global water and food security through improvements in water and land productivity. It discusses methods to measure yield gaps, and ways to diagnose the root causes of yield and water productivity gaps and the actions that will be needed to close yield gaps in both small and large scale cropping systems, including management options and policies to provide incentives for the adoption of gap-closing technologies.

An In-Depth Review of the Evolution of Integrated Public Policies to Strengthen Family Farms in Brazil : ESA Working Paper 15-01, July 2015 / by Mauro Eduardo Del Grossi and Vicente P.M. de Azevedo Marques. - Rome : FAO, 2015. XI, 72 p. : ill.. - (ESA Working Paper ; 15-01). Agrovoc keywords: Family Farming; Agricultural Insurance; Agroecology; Smallholders; Agricultural Policies;Rural Poverty; Malnutrition From 2003, the Zero Hunger Program and subsequently, in 2011, the Brazil Without Poverty Plan, marked a deliberate convergence of the purposes and actions focused on farmers and family farmers in Brazil. This allowed simultaneous access to social policies and polices focused on agriculture and livestock activities, through a permanent set of public policies, such as rural credit, climate and income insurance, technical assistance and commercialization. This happened in parallel to affirmative actions related to gender, ethnicity and rural youth. To deal with such complex themes such as eradicating hunger and extreme poverty, the Federal Government began to integrate traditionally independent actions and programs. The creation of institutional markets focused on family farming, such as the Program for Purchase of Food (PAA) and the National Program for School Meals (PNAE), is an example of combining public policies, such as social assistance, education, agriculture and land development. The creation of this integrated program was only made possible by the coordination and the strong commitment towards joint efforts by federal ministries and bodies, as well as the effective participation of state and municipal governments. The constant presence of organized civil society, with its councils and forums, and of the organized movements in the rural, helped to correct and increase the actions, and conferring legitimacy to the programs.

Farmer´s Compost Handbook : Experiences in Latin America / Pilar Román, María M. Martínez, Alberto Pantoja. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - XII, 112 p. : ill.. [ISBN] 978-92-5-107844-0. Agrovoc keywords: Composting; Composts; Vermicomposting; Crop Yield; Urban Farmers; Biofertilizers; Sustainable Agriculture; Small Scale Farming;Family Farming This paper aims to disseminate information on suitable technologies for developing a healthy and safe fertilizer product for use in family orchards. The manual presents the vision of FAO regarding agriculture: Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, with higher production from the same land surface while conserving resources, reducing negative impact on the environment and enhancing the natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services.

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Newsletter Mediterranean Agronomic Institue of Bari CENTRO DOCUMENTALE - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI Field Identification Guide to the Living Marine Resources of Pakistan / by Peter Nick Psomadakis, Hamid Badar Osmany, Muhammad Moazzam. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - X, 386 p. : ill., 42 colour plates. - (FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108876-0.

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Agrovoc keywords: Determination of Species; Pakistan; Prawns and Shrimps; Crabs; Cephalopoda;Sharks; Batoidimorpha (Hypotremata) This field guide covers the major resource groups likely to be encountered in the fisheries of Pakistan. This includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, sharks, batoid fishes, bony fishes, and sea snakes. Each resource group is introduced by a general section on technical terms and measurements pertinent to that group and an illustrated guide to orders and families of the group. The more important species are treated in detail with accounts providing scientific nomenclature, FAO names in English and French (where available), local names used in Pakistan, diagnostic features, one or more illustrations, maximum size, and notes on fisheries and habitat. The guide is fully indexed and a list of further literature is appended.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Climate change 2015-2016 : El Niño: Early action and response for agriculture, food security and nutrition. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - 48 p. : ill. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109155-5. Agrovoc keywords: Climate change; Climate change mitigation; Environmental water temperature;Water temperature; Flooding; Drought; Tropical Oceania; Tropical climate; Tropical zones;Resilience to shocks and crises The publication provides an overview of the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon on agriculture and food security. El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months. While the main threat to food production is reduced rainfall and drought in some regions, El Niño can also cause heavy rains and flooding in other regions. Current consequences at global, regional and country level are highlighted (including data on: crop production; livestock production; number of food insecure people) as well as FAO actions and funding requirements.

Climate Change : Junior Farmer Field and Life School : Facilitator's Guide. Rome : FAO, 2015. - VI, 26 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108691-9. Agrovoc keywords: Agriculture; Agricultural Education; Climate Change; ClimateSmart Agriculture;Climate Change Adaptation; Farmer Field Schools;School Children The aim of this module is to provide Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) facilitators with information to enable them to discuss the topic of climate change, in particular its impact on agriculture and actions that farmers can undertake to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. Through a series of exercises, story-telling and discussions, climate change issues in relation to agriculture are highlighted. The module also helps the participants of the JFFLS to learn about agriculture's role in climate change, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, and ways to reduce these impacts by applying relevant actions, methods and practices such as climate smart agriculture practices. The exercises can be undertaken at different points in the JFFLS cycle and/or this module can be used as a stand-alone topic.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Fisheries and aquaculture Technical and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Small-Scale Coastal Fishing Communities, and Opportunities for Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment / by U. Tietze. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - X, 136 p. : ill. - (FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular ; 1111). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109230-9. Agrovoc keywords: Coastal fisheries; Socioeconomic development; Developing countries;Empowerment The document provides an overview of the situation that small-scale fishers in developing countries face in terms of: financial and economic performance of fishery enterprises; vulnerabilities and poverty; adaptations to a changing environment including, climate variability and change; and access to technology, infrastructure, financial services and social protection schemes. It also gives due attention to the role of women and gender equality in small-scale fisheries (SSFs). The document also discusses SSF issues in a few selected developed countries, states and provinces in order to compare similar issues of importance in SSFs in developed and developing countries and to examine whether something can be learned from the comparison. Most of the studies reviewed show that SSFs are generally profitable. However, many of the studies also point out that this does not mean that the earnings from fishing alone are sufficient to sustain households at a level above the poverty line or above a country's minimum wage level. Studies found that, particularly during bad fishing seasons and poor catches, households are very dependent on income from non-fishery-related activities and on government assistance.

Abandoned, lost and discarded gillnets and trammel nets : methods to estimate ghost fishing mortality, and the status of regional monitoring and management / Eric Gilman … [et al.]. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - XIV, 79 p. : ill.. - (FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper ; 600). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108917-0. Francis Chopin, Petri Suuronen, Blaise Kuemlangan Agrovoc keywords: Gillnets; Fishing; Monitoring; Fishery management;Fishing gear The ecological and socio-economic problems caused by abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) are increasingly of concern. Used primarily by coastal, artisanal, small-scale fisheries worldwide, marine gillnets and trammel nets, which have relatively high ghost fishing potential, account for about one-fifth of global marine fisheries landings. FAO and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, as Secretariat for the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, commissioned this study to identify best practices to estimate ghost fishing mortality rates and levels, priority research needs, and the status of international monitoring and management of ALDFG and ghost fishing by marine gillnet and trammel net fisheries. Accurate estimates of total ghost fishing mortality levels can be made given quality data on the density of ALDFG retaining fishing efficiency, duration of ghost fishing efficiency, and total ghost fishing mortality level of a unit of effort of ALDFG over the full period that the derelict gear retains fishing efficiency. Recommendations to improve estimates of regional and global rates and levels of ghost fishing from ALDFG from marine gillnet and trammel net fisheries were made. An assessment was made and opportunities were identified to improve intergovernmental organizations' data collection protocols and management measures to prevent and remediate ALDFG and ghost fishing by marine gillnets and trammel nets.

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Basic texts of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - V, 64 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109134-0. Agrovoc keywords: Mediterranean Sea; Fisheries; Aquaculture; Responsible fisheries; Artisanal fisheries; Capture fisheries; Coastal fisheries; Marine fisheries;Fishery policies; The basic texts of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are the legal instruments that define its mandate, objectives and functions. These texts include the “Agreement for the establishment of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean” as well as the rules of procedures and financial regulations of the GFCM. Since its creation as a Council in 1949, the GFCM has amended its basic texts several times. The agreement, in particular, underwent four amendments: in 1963, 1976, 1997 and, lastly, in 2014. The rules of procedure and the financial regulations were last amended in 2015.

Identification Guide to Common Sharks and Rays of the Caribbean. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - 80 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109245-3. Agrovoc keywords: Determination of species; Identification; Sharks; Rays (fish);Caribbean Sea This guide includes a selection of shark and ray species occurring in the Wider Caribbean Region, that is the waters of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent thereto. In total, 41 shark and 20 ray species selected as being most relevant to commercial fisheries or vulnerable to exploitation due to their life history characteristics, are included. Of these, 29 shark and 9 ray species are presented in a full species card and depicted with a colour illustration and photo. Additionally, short accounts of 12 shark and 11 ray species that are less common in the region and could be misidentified with more common species, are also included. These are depicted with a black and white illustration and key distinguishing features are highlighted allowing for easy and accurate identification in the field. This guide is intended to help fishery workers collecting catch data in the field in the identification of the sharks and rays they might encounter for the specific purpose of improving the quality of catch and landings data.

Deep-Sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean / David A. Ebert. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - VIII, 251 p. : ill.. - (FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes ; 9). - ISBN 978-92-5-108771-8. Agrovoc keywords: Chimaeras; Rajidae; Sharks; Morays; Rays (fish); Torpediniformes; Pseudotriakidae;Cartilaginous fishes This volume is a comprehensive, fully illustrated Catalogue of the Sharks, Batoid Fishes, and Chimaeras of the southeastern Atlantic Ocean, encompassing FAO Fishing Area 47. The present volume includes 10 orders, 23 families, 45 genera, and 78 species of cartilaginous fishes occurring in the southeastern Atlantic. It provides accounts for all orders, families, and genera and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated. A species representative account of each genus is also provided and includes: valid modern names and original citation of the species; synonyms; the English, French, and Spanish FAO names for the species: a lateral view and often other useful illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution, including a GIS map; habitat; biology; size; interest to fisheries and human impact; local names when available; a remarks sections; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements, an extensive glossary, and a dedicated bibliography.

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Identification Guide to the Deep-Sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean / by D.A. Ebert, E. Mostarda. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - 74 p. : ill.. [ISBN] 978-92-5-108777-0. Agrovoc keywords: Cartilaginous fishes; Sharks; Morays; Nomenclature; Te r m i n o l o g y ; E t m o p t e r u s g r a n u l o s u s ; E t m o p t e r u s S p i n a x ; Centroscyllium;Scymnodalatias Albicauda This fully illustrated guide is designed to assist with the identification of a selection of deep–sea cartilaginous fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean and that portion of Southwestern Indian Ocean from 18°42'E to 30°00'E (FAO Fishing Area 47), that are of major, moderate or minor importance to fisheries. In this region, the deep–sea chondrichthyan fauna is currently represented by 50 shark, 20 batoid and 8 chimaera species. This guide includes full species accounts for 37 shark, 9 batoid and 4 chimaera species selected as being the more difficult to identify and/or commonly caught. Each species is described, depicted with a colour illustration and photo, and key distinguishing features of similar - looking species occurring in the same area are highlighted allowing for easy and accurate identification in the field. Keys to the shark and batoid orders and families, together with keys to chimaera and skate genera are also provided. This guide is intended to help fishery workers collecting catch data in the field in the identification of the cartilaginous fish species they might encounter. It is conceived to be updatable, offering the possibility to add new species accounts as new species are described.

Aquaculture operations in floating HDPE cages : a field handbook / Francesco Cardia, Alessandro Lovatelli. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - XX, 152 p. : ill.. - (FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper ; 593). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108749-7. Agrovoc keywords: Aquaculture Equipment; Fish Cages; Fingerlings; Aquaculture Techniques;Fish Feeding Cage aquaculture has grown rapidly during the past decades and there has been a move towards the development and use of more intensive cage-farming systems to access and expand into untapped open water areas, particularly in marine offshore waters. Fish cages vary in design, size and material used as they have been designed for employment in diverse environments, ranging from relatively protected to highly exposed and dynamic sites, either as floating or fully submerged structures. This technical manual focuses on the high density polyethylene (HDPE) cages as they are widely used in modern-industrial marine aquaculture in many parts of the world. It provides the reader with highly practical and technical information on the design and components of a typical HDPE cage, on how a cage collar is assembled and the net pen installed. Along with the structure of the cage, comprehensive information on the grid mooring system and installation is provided. Finally, information on farming operations that includes maintenance and control of the farming structures, stocking of the farmed fish, feeding, harvesting and packaging are discussed along with other practical aspects and routine management operations.

Report of the FAO/TCF workshop on fish passage design at cross-river obstacles experiences from different countries, with potential relevance to Mongolia : Selenge Resort, Mongolia, 7-12 April 2014. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - VIII, 66 p. : ill.. (FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report ; 1112 ). - [ISBN] 978-92-5-108828-9. Agrovoc keywords: Fisheries, Watersheds, River fisheries, Environmental impact, Biodiversity The workshop “Fish passage design at cross-river obstacles - experiences from different countries, with potential relevance to Mongolia” was jointly organized by FAO and the Taimen Conservation Fund (TCF) of Mongolia and held in Mongolia in April 2014. Workshop participants included representatives from the Ministry of Nature and Green Development of Mongolia, the Egiin Gol Hydro Power Plant Project Unit (EGHPPPU), the Dorgon hydropower station, the Mongolian Mining Corporation, the National Water Association, civil society and the TCF. Workshop

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participants presented two country reports on the status of fish passage development, research and construction in Mongolia, and on the biology and behaviour of the most important fish species to be considered in planning fish passage facilities in Mongolia, and in particular in the Eg River. The resource persons presented knowledge on different fish passage issues from both the biological and the engineering perspectives. Although the known facts are mainly derived from studies in North America and Europe, the basic aspects can serve as “food for thought” also in other regions, including Mongolia. Information provided and designs presented should, however, under no circumstances just be copied but have to be adapted to local conditions (taking into due consideration the species present) while respecting the important basic design criteria which are valid for all passes of the same type at all locations, whether in Europe, North America or Asia. As regards the planned Eg River hydropower plant, the workshop did not have a unanimous view concerning the need for, and the usefulness and the environmental impacts of, the planned dam construction. However, all workshop participants unanimously agreed that, should the dam on the Eg River be constructed, a fish passage system would be needed to mitigate the blocked upstream and downstream passage for maintaining genetic exchange between fish in the Eg and Selenge Rivers. The workshop agreed that trapandtransport for both upstream and downstream fish passage, with the option of later modifications, would be the only viable solution for this Eg River power plant. However, the resource persons clearly held that based on their assessment during the field visit and the additional information provided during the classroom sessions – from a fish ecological, biodiversity and fisheries point of view – the dam must not be constructed at the planned location because it would inflict irreversible damage to the aquatic ecosystem. In fact, the excellent ecological status of the Eg River just upstream of the confluence with the Selenge River (and also further upstream in the watershed) calls for the preservation of the given morphological and hydrological characteristics. Alternatives should be sought as regards either the location of the dam (i.e. consider to construct one dam or several smaller dams on one or several other rivers that are less important for taimen) or the type of energy produced (solar or wind). Furthermore, the resource persons held that, most importantly, the workshop must not be seen as encouragement to construct new dams solely because the principles of the design and construction of fish passage facilities are known.

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Newsletter Mediterranean Agronomic Institue of Bari CENTRO DOCUMENTALE - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI Reviews FAO Repository Library: Land and water Assessment of Treated Wastewater for Agriculture in Lebanon : Final report / prepared by Maher Salman, Motasem Abu Khalaf, Alberto Del Lungo ; with contribution from Antoun Maacaroun, Salim Roukoz. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - 41 p. : ill., maps. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109078-7.

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Agrovoc keywords: Lebanon; Wastewater treatment;Agriculture The purpose of this study is to provide an updated and comprehensive database of information on the status and progresses made on the use of treated wastewater in Lebanon, to highlight data gaps and inconsistencies, and assess the potentialities of TWW using a case study approach in Caza (Province) through a GIS multilayer analysis. The study is based on the work of the FAO project 'Coping with water scarcity the role of agriculture – Phase III', active in Lebanon since 2011, which seeks to strengthen the safe use of treated wastewater in agriculture and deals with the agricultural component of water scarcity. The study also presents a tool to support the Government of Lebanon to meet its stated objectives for agricultural water management and to develop new policies on the use of TWW. It will further contribute to the achievement of a number of existing national strategies relating to water, agriculture, environmental management and desertification.

Assessment of the Water Harvesting Sector in Jordan : Final Report / prepared by Maher Salman, Motasem Abu Khalaf, Brenna Moore ; with contribution from Ahmad Al Qawabah, Ayman Al Hadid. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - 49 p. : ill., maps. [ISBN] 978-92-5-109074-9. Agrovoc keywords: Jordan; Water harvesting;Agricultural development, Natural resources The purpose of this report is to provide a first assessment of the current status of water harvesting in Jordan, using an illustrative example from the Al Mafraq region. This assessment will subsequently serve as an important input into the development of a subsector strategy for water harvesting. The assessment is based on the work of the FAO project "Coping with water scarcity - the role of agriculture – Phase III", active in Jordan since 2011, which, with its in-county focussed intervention in Jordan, seeks to contribute to agricultural development through the establishment of a pilot site and training programme for water harvesting centred around beneficiary farmers (Farmers' Cooperative). The overall aim of the project is to strengthen national capacities for improving water management and dealing with the agricultural component of water scarcity.

Testing field methods for assessing the forest protective function for soil and water / Y. Adikari and K. MacDicken. - Rome : FAO, 2015. - VII, 48 p. : ill.. - (Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper ; 185). Agrovoc keywords: Forest management; Water resources; Soil resources; Natural resources This report is an important step towards collecting consistent and comparable data and improving capacity for reporting to national inventories and national and global forest resource assessments. These data will support evidence-based decision- and policymaking for sustainable forest management as well as awareness raising on the important protective functions of forest.

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Reviews FAO Repository Library: Forestry Map Accuracy Assessment and Area Estimation: A Practical Guide / Y. Finegold, A. Ortmann. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - VI, 69 p. - (National Forest Monitoring and Assessment Working Paper (FAO) ; 46/E). Agrovoc keywords: agriculture

Land cover mapping; Sustainable forestry;Sustainable

Accurate and consistent information on forest area and forest area change is important given the reporting requirements for countries to access results based payments for REDD+ . Forest area change estimates usually provide data on the extent of human activity resulting in emissions (e.g. from deforestation) or removals (e.g. from afforestation), also called activity data (AD). A basic methodological approach to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and removals (IPCC, 2003), is to multiply AD with a coefficient that quantifies emissions per unit 'activity' (e.g. tCO2e per ha), also called an emission factor (EF).

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Newsletter Mediterranean Agronomic Institue of Bari CENTRO DOCUMENTALE - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI Reviews FAO Repository Library: Statistics World Statistical Compendium for Raw Hides and Skins, Leather and Leather Footwear 1999-2015 : Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products Sub-group on Hides and Skins. - Rome : FAO, 2016. - XVII, 133 p. : ill.. - [ISBN] 978-92-5-109213-2.

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Agrovoc keywords: Statistics; Hides and skins; Leather;Livestock products At its 54th Session, the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) requested the Intergovernmental Group on Meat to consider including hides and skins in its mandate, following which the Intergovernmental Group recommended the establishment of the Sub-Group on Hides and Skins in February 1985 and the CCP endorsed this proposal at its 55th Session in October 1985. In order to be able to service ad-hoc meetings and to facilitate discussions of hides and skins problems in the CCP, FAO began to improve its statistical base and to analyze world market developments for hides and skins in the late sixties. This had led to the development of the only existing worldwide data base which relates the various processing stages to each other and permits inter-country comparisons on a global level. Numerous analytical and problem-oriented papers have also been prepared and to the degree feasible policy conclusions have been drawn. Finally, FAO has provided technical assistance in the ďŹ eld of hides, skins and leather for some four decades. It has played an important role in hides and skins preservation and improvement programmes in a large number of developing countries.

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Reviews MAIB Library: Intergated pest management Parassiti delle piante arboree forestali ed ornamentali : specie introdotte e di temuta introduzione / Alberto Panconesi ... [et al.]. - Bologna : Pàtron, 2014. - 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Il volume prende inizio con un capitolo che introduce il problema delle specie invasive. Seguono alcuni capitoli sulla normativa fitosanitaria in vigore nella Unione Europea e sull'importanza che la tematica riveste oggi per la ricerca europea. Infine schede esemplificative trattano le più importanti entità parassitarie (parassiti vegetali, virus, virus-simili e insetti) che hanno decimato alcune fra le più importanti essenze arboree nel nostro Paese, o la cui possibile introduzione è fortemente temuta, memori delle devastazioni che hanno già operato altrove. Available: H10-117

Plant propagation concepts and laboratory exercises / edited by Caula A. Beyl and Robert N. Trigiano. - 2. ed. - Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2015. - XVII, 462 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 DVD-Rom. - Rilegatura a spirale. Incorporates a new section on general concepts of botany that includes information on anatomy and morphology of plants, physiology of ornamentals, juvenility, sexual reproduction and genetics, and breeding ornamental plants. Presents concept chapters highlighting key information and laboratory exercises including anticipated results. Contains new chapters on vegetable grafting, use of long cuttings, and the future of plant propagation Available: F02-51

Essential plant pathology / Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D'Arcy. - 2nd ed. - St. Paul : APS, 2010. - XIII, 369 p : ill. color. ; 29 cm + 1 DVD. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference. The DVD contains important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, new APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and new web links for each chapter. Available: H20-299

Mineral nutrition and plant disease / edited by Lawrence E. Datnoff, Wade H. Elmer, Don M. Huber. - St. Paul : The American Phytopathological Society, c2007. VI, 278 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. This book examines how mineral nutrition affects plant disease. Minerals improve the overall quality and health of plants. Knowing how each individual mineral affects a plant is beneficial for efficiency in production and sustaining the ecosystem. From a plant pathology perspective, Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease brings the discussion of plant disease diagnosis and management to a new level. Available: H20-276

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Compendium of tomato diseases and pests / edited by J. B. Jones ... [et al.]. - 2. ed. St. Paul, Minn. : APS Press, 2014. - VIII, 168 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. The nearly 250 images and associated information in this upgraded book allows anyone-from the gardener to professional-to identify, understand, diagnose, and treat more than 60 diseases of tomato occurring throughout the world. This impressive new handbook includes nearly 20 new diseases and disorders, including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids. Available: H20-47J

Hungry planet : stories of plant diseases / Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D'Arcy. - St. Paul, Minnesota : APS Press, 2012. - IX, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. This book tells the stories of plant pathology with a passionate voice and laces each tale with the essential research-based information to help readers understand the interrelationship between agriculture, the human condition, and the science that connects the two. The book examines the effects plant diseases have had on human culture by weaving together true-life tales from ancient days and modern times and consider the impact that biological events have on our personal lives. Available: H20-305

Hidden histories and ancient mysteries of witches, plants, and fungi / Frank Dugan. - St. Paul, Minn. : APS Press, 2015. - IX, 179 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Dugan stitches a wide variety of academic disciplines in a cohesive, entertaining, and historically relevant text that opens a window on the cultures of centuries past and the plants within them—a window made more transparent by recent advances in archaeobotany, molecular-genetics, paleolinguistics, paleo- and historical climatology, agricultural history, and comparative folklore. Available: B50-50

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