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News pag. 1 - 3 Recensioni “Organic Agriculture” pag. 4 - 6 Recensioni “Sustainable diets” pag. 7 - 14 Recensioni “LIFE + CENT.OLI.MED. (LIFE07 NAT/IT/00450)” pag. 15 - 16 Recensioni “Miscellaneous” pag. 17

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IFLA Welcomes the European Parliament's Digital Freedom Strategy On Tuesday 11th December the European Parliament endorsed the first ever Digital Freedom Strategy in the European Union's foreign policy. The strategy underlines the importance the EU places on digital freedoms, including uncensored access to the Internet and information sources, and endorses them as a fundamental human rights. The strategy furthermore recognizes the role of artistic freedom, and the freedom to imitate and reuse, as cornerstones for creativity and freedom of expression and ideas, and it highlights the significant role that copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives play in underpinning access to and usability of cultural heritage. The strategy sets out a number of concrete points of action to be incorporated in the EU's trade and development policies. The strategy report was presented to the European Parliament by Marietje Schaake, who has previously worked with IFLA on the subject of copyright exceptions and limitations. IFLA agrees with MEP Schaake that the opportunities offered by new and emerging technologies should be available and accessible for every citizen with no restrictions in order to guarantee equality and foster development. The Digital Freedom Strategy's acknowledgement of the role of libraries in providing access to culture is in line with IFLA's work at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. More information on this work and its implications for access to culture can be found in IFLA's limitations and exceptions webpages. [Fonte IFLA] IFLA Publications Series Latest volume: 160. Ambassadors of the book : competences and training for heritage

librarians The series deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems. Volumes are available in print or electronic format. Special discounts for subscriptions are available to IFLA members (see Member Benefits). IFLA member prices are available for individual volume orders. [Fonte IFLA]

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Library Theory and Research STRATEGIC PLAN 2012-2014 Mission The IFLA Section on Library Theory & Research exists to: provide a research-based framework to IFLA's professional priorities through a program promoting theoretical and empirical library and information science research and analysis; provide and encourage international networking opportunities for library professionals engaged in library and information science research. (Professional priorities: Supporting the role of libraries in society; Developing library professionals; Promoting standards, guidelines and best practices) (IFLA Strategic Direction: Representing the interests of IFLA's members and their users throughout the world. IFLA exists through and for its members and their users and acts as the global voice of libraries and library associations.)


Goals 1. 1 Stimulate a high degree of membership participation and engagement through encouraging the sharing of practice-based and theoretical research methodologies in LIS. Actions 1.1 Encourage theoretically as well as empirically based papers at IFLA and IFLA sponsored conferences. 1.1.1 Helsinki 2012: Congress Theme: "Libraries Now! Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering" 2012 LTR Program: International and comparative librarianship: toward valid, relevant and authentic research and education. The session was arranged in cooperation with Education and Training and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. The central question of the session was: “How can we do better research in ICL and what can research in ICL teach us that we can use in library development and advocacy in our own and in other countries?” 1.1.2: Singapore 2013 Congress Theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities” 2013 LTR Satellite Meeting: Support for International Scholarship, August 14th and 15th, 2013 The meeting will focus on the ways of conducting library research aimed at developing a better understanding of research habits amidst an increasingly global scholarly landscape. 2013 LTR Program - planning a session Diversity in libraries: theoretical approaches and practical experimentation with an emphasis on a broad understanding of diversity, including sociological, philosophical, historical, and educational perspectives. The session will be organized in cooperation with the Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE). 1.1.3: Lyon 2014 Planning will take place in August, 2013. 2. Assisting in the development of expertise and knowledge in useful research methods whilst developing, maintaining and adhering to the highest professional standards that support high quality practices. Actions 2.1 Evaluate conference papers for possible inclusion in IFLA and other journals. 2.2 Encourage strategic use of research, innovative approaches to research, and evidence-based research 3. Facilitating transnational networks of common, credible research interests Actions 3.1 Share LTR communications via the internet 3.1.1 Use social media, including Twitter, to distribute information about LTR activities and facilitate discussion between the section members 3.1.2 Publish the LTR Newsletter in conjunction with a LTR Blog 3.1.3 Encourage attendance at LTR Standing Committee meetings and LTR sponsored programs through email contact with LTR section members. 3.1.4 Promote membership to LTR by developing a membership recruitment brochure 3.1.5 Target professional groups (e.g. library schools and Library and Information Science research organizations) to become active in the Section Encourage broad international representation on LTR Standing Committee Update the Section leaflet for distribution to targeted groups 3.2 Support the connections between the IFLA's key initiatives on Digital Content Program (KI 1), Outreach Programme for


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Advocacy and Advancement of the Profession (KI 3), and Multilingual Programme (KI 5) to advance training and professional development in digital librarianship and to encourage research and theory development in the area of multilingual access to digital content 3.2.1 Encourage sharing of information about best practices, guidelines, and standards in creating digital content among the members of the international community 3.2.2 Encourage collaborative research projects on multilingual access to digital content 3.2.3 Promote research on the role of the library internationally at a satellite event in 2013 on Researching the Library's Role in the global knowledge environment. (See: for details) 4. Serving as sponsor section for Library History Special Interest Group Actions 4.1 Endorse mission statement of Library History SIG, which is the means within IFLA by which professionals specializing in all fields of librarianship can be made aware of the importance of an understanding of the past and of the profession's theoretical foundations to the successful provision of library services in the present and future. In particular, the SIG concentrates on universal and broad themes of library history, regional or international or local experience of general significance. 4.2 Library History SIG session in Singapore on "Colonial and PostColonial Perspectives on Libraries, Readers, and Book Culture in Asia." Library History SIG Convener: Steve Witt Head, International and Area Studies Library Associate Professor, Library University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA Phone: 1- 217.265.7518 Email: NOTE: LTR Strategic Plan 2012-14 considers the IFLA five key initiatives and Strategic Activities, including KI 1: Digital Content Programme, KI 2: IFLA International Librarianship Leadership Development Programme, KI 3: Outreach Programme for Advocacy and Advancement of the Profession, KI 4: Cultural Heritage Disaster Reconstruction Programme, KI 5: Multilingualism Programme. The point 3.2 of the strategic plan addresses specifically the connections between the key initiatives that pertain to the mission of the LTR Section. [Fonte IFLA]



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Il manuale del biologico / a cura di Duccio Caccioni, Luisa Colombo. - Bologna : Edagricole, Edizioni Agricole de Il Sole 24 Ore, c2012. - xviii, 604 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. (( Agricoltura Biologica. Pur essendo l'Italia all'avanguardia nel campo dell'Agricoltura Biologica, mancava nel nostro Paese un testo che raccogliesse le differenti conoscenze acquisite sulla tecnica agricola e di allevamento oltre che dal punto di vista economico. In questo compendio, sono stati riuniti tanti contributi in buona parte provenienti dal mondo strettamente tecnico ed operativo per tentare di fare finalmente il punto della situazione. Le esperienze raccolte vanno da un quadro generale a quelle che sono le premesse profonde di questo tipo di agricoltura: la cura e la gestione del terreno e l'attenzione all'equilibrio con l'utilizzo di prodotti dedicati. I singoli settori vengono in seguito analizzati singolarmente nelle loro peculiarità, individuandone le caratteristiche, i problemi di fondo e lo scenario di sviluppo possibile. I curatori hanno voluto includere anche alcuni settori agroalimentari, come il frantoio e le pratiche enologiche e alcune tipicità come l'apicoltura e le erbe officinali. L'approfondimento delle tematiche marketing e delle norme relative all'etichettatura permette di completare efficacemente il quadro complessivo. Availability : ORG 3090

Arboricoltura generale / a cura di Silverio Sansavini … [et al.]. - Bologna : Pàtron Editore, c2012. - 532 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Questo volume di Arboricoltura Generale è rivolto prevalentemente agli studenti che seguono i corsi di laurea universitari nel settore dell'arboricoltura da frutto (inclusi vite, agrumi ed olivo) e contiene numerosi riferimenti ed esempi riguardanti gli alberi ornamentali, forestali e di ambiente urbano. L'arboricoltura generale viene sviluppata ormai, con ampiezza e finalità alquanto differenziate, caso per caso. Scopo di quest'opera non è solo quello di spiegare ad un tempo i meccanismi e la comprensione dei vari fenomeni che contraddistinguono i processi di crescita, sviluppo, fruttificazione, propagazione delle piante arboree, ma anche quello di dare un'aggiornata e articolata illustrazione delle tecniche operative di governo e gestione dell'albero e del suolo, nel corso della vita economico-produttiva degli impianti arborei. È stato, dunque, impostato un lavoro collegiale, rispettando la specifica competenza degli oltre 44 autori, pur avendo ben presente il rischio di eterogeneità di stili e di trattazione degli argomenti svolti, nonostante il lungo lavoro preparatorio e il clima collaborativo instaurato fra i numerosi autori. Il contenuto dei sedici capitoli è stato suddiviso in due parti, la prima, quella propedeutica generale, che tratta delle basi teoriche e concettuali dell'arboricoltura e la seconda, applicativa, dove lo studente si troverà a suo agio nella lettura della disamina e illustrazione delle operazioni tecniche, gestionali, agronomiche fra loro interdipendenti inerenti gli impianti arborei, di cui viene offerta ampia descrizione di come vanno eseguite. Il perché è spiegato prima, nella parte generale. Si va dalla progettazione dell'arboreto all'utilizzo di tutte le più avanzate tecnologie agronomiche e di campo, inclusa l'introduzione di strumenti e servizi di rete disponibili nelle varie zone di coltivazione. L'opera si conclude con un ampio capitolo dedicato alla multifunzionalità dell'arboricoltura, che prelude appunto alle tematiche dell'arboricoltura speciale e che affronta le nuove possibili sfide che, grazie agli alberi, gli agro-ecosistemi e la nostra società sono chiamati urgentemente ad affrontare. Availability : ORG 3091

Research Methods for Social Work / edited by Allen Rubin, Earl R. Babbie. - 7th ed. Belmont : Brooks Cole Cengage Learning, c2011. - xvii, 653 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. (( International Edition. Rubin and Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises help students easily find the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the third edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Availability : ORG 3092


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The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers is unique in providing, in one volume, an indepth guide to each of the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. In total, 29 different approaches to coding are covered, ranging in complexity from beginner to advanced level and covering the full range of types of qualitative data from interview transcripts to field notes. For each approach profiled, Johnny Saldaña discusses the method's origins in the professional literature, a description of the method, recommendations for practical applications, and a clearly illustrated example. Availability : ORG 3093

Qualitative research practice : a guide for social science students and researchers / edited by Jane Ritchie, Jane Lewis. - London : Sage Publications, c2012. - xiii, 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references. What exactly is qualitative research? What are the processes involved and what can it deliver as a mode of inquiry? Qualitative research is an exciting blend of scientific investigation and creative discovery. When properly executed, it can bring a unique understanding of people's lives which in turn can be used to deepen our understanding of society. It as a skilled craft used by practitioners and researchers in the `real world'; this textbook illuminates the possibilities of qualitative research and presents a sequential overview of the process written by those active in the field. Availability : ORG 3094

Supply chain management : european perspectives / edited by René de Koster, Werner Delfmann. - Koge : Copenhagen Business School Press, c2005. - vii, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. The popularity of Supply Chain Management in theory and practice is still increasing. This book provides a unique overview of current research trends and practices in the field from European scholars. Departing at selected theoretical inquiries on prominent concepts and methodologies in the supply chain field (e.g. theoretical foundations, 4PL concept, configurational approaches), the contributions in this volume cover highly relevant topics along a generic supply chain - upstream activities relating to modularisation, the development of logistical capabilities, but also order-picking optimization in warehouses, distribution network design heuristics and issues of urban freight transportation operations are among the topics treated. The methodologies employed intendedly reflect the variety of long-standing European research traditions and range from state-of-the art quantitative modelling to intriguing theoretical advances. The book is aimed at scholars and senior students interested in the SCM field as well as at the interested practitioner. Availability : ORG 3095


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The coding manual for qualitative researchers / edited by Johnny Saldaña. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - xx, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references.


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Fundamentals of supply chain management : twelve drivers of competitive advantage / edited by John T. Mentzer. - London : Sage Publications, c2004. - 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Author of the bestselling text Supply Chain Management, John T. Mentzer's companion book Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage has been developed as a supplemental text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies. Research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with over fifty executives in major global companies, inform these twelve drivers. The roles of all of the traditional business functions-marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management-in supply chain management are also addressed. Availability : ORG 3096

Analyzing qualitative data / Graham R. Gibbs ; edited by Uwe Flick. - London : Sage Publications, c2007. - xv, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. (( The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit. Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research. Availability : ORG 3097

Social network analysis : methods and applications / Stanley Wasserman, Katherine Faust. - New York : Cambridge University Press, c2006. - xxxi, 825 p., tab., graf. ; 23 cm. (( Structural analysis in the social sciences ; 8. Social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. The social network perspective focuses on relationships among social entities and is an important addition to standard social and behavioral research, which is primarily concerned with attributes of the social units. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. It is a reference book that can be used by those who want a comprehensive review of network methods, or by researchers who have gathered network data and want to find the most appropriate method by which to analyze it. It is also intended for use as a textbook as it is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field. Availability : ORG 3098


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On the occasion of the celebration for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the International Scientific Symposium “Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets: United Against Hunger” was organized jointly by FAO and Bioversity International. The three-day Symposium was held at FAO headquarters, from 3 to 5 November 2010, within the World Food Day/Week programme, as a contribution to the advancement of the Cross-cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition. It was realized in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition, INFOODS, IUNS, FENS, INRAN, CIHEAM-IAMB, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy of Italy and with the contribution of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, IDCR and CTA. The Symposium produced a consensus position on a definition of “sustainable diets” as those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations. It was agreed that sustainable diets were protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems, culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable. It was also agreed that sustainable diets were those diets that were nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy, while optimizing natural and human resources. Availability : on line version ORG 3099

Healthy and sustainable diets in the early years : Implications of current thinking on healthy, sustainable diets for the food and nutrient intakes of children under the age of 5 in the UK / edited by Susan Westland, Helen Crawley. - London : Wordworks, c2012. - 95 p. : ill. (( First Step Nutrition Trust. This report examines the progress that has been made towards defining what a healthy, sustainable diet might look like for developed countries, and in particular examines the implications of this for children under the age of 5 years in the UK. The report summarises current thinking on healthy and sustainable diets and current advice on eating sustainably and the potential issues this might raise for supporting young children to eat well in the UK. There is no doubt that climate change will impact on food supply and that the food supply impacts on climate change, and many countries are considering the implications of this for future national dietary advice. While much of the guidance around what constitutes a healthy diet has been around for decades, there has been relatively little specific advice on how to eat to meet these guidelines. It could be suggested that applying recommendations for more sustainable consumption to existing diets might be counterproductive in terms of nutritional health. Reducing meat and dairy foods may have nutritional implications, and these may be highly variable between individuals. There is, however, considerable scope for diets to become both healthier and more sustainable with an increase in plant-based foods and a reduction in foods high in fat and sugar, and yet the latter component is often overlooked in favour of discussion about reducing consumption of livestock products. A summary of the most recent information on the diets of children aged under 5 in the UK shows that the current diets of some children fail to achieve minimum nutrient requirements and therefore, if dietary recommendations change, the impact on those with marginal intakes needs to be considered. Children under the age of 5 years obtain a significant amount of their nutrients from milk and dairy products, and changes in the intake of these foods would require careful inclusion of substitute foods, particularly for intakes of riboflavin, zinc and iodine to remain adequate. Reducing meat and meat products is likely to be less problematic, but much is still unknown about the bioavailability of nutrients and care needs to be taken when altering the balance of foods in the diet. Current dietary reference values in the UK have been developed based on current UK intakes of foods and nutrients and therefore there may need to be some review of the adequacy of these if dietary composition is suggested to change substantially. Availability : on line version ORG 3100


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Biodiversity and sustainable diets : united against hunger : International Scientific Symposium : 3-5 november 2010, FAO, Rome / edited by Barbara Burlingame. - Rome : FAO, c2011. - x, 41 p. : ill.


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Livewell : a balance of healthy and sustainable food choices / Jennie Macdiarmid … [et al.]. - London : WWF-UK, c2012. - 63 p. : ill. (( In collaboration with: Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen. With increasing recognition of the environmental impact of food and drink, future food policy and dietary advice need to go beyond the traditional focus on nutrient recommendations for health to include wider issues of sustainability. The task should not be underestimated, not least because the issue of sustainability is complex with multiple dimensions, including environmental, economic and social aspects. Current dietary advice is based on nutrient recommendations for health. These recommendations have been translated by the Food Standards Agency into a health education tool for the public, known as the Eatwell plate. The plate illustrates the proportions of major food groups that should be included in a healthy diet. It is now recognised that this advice needs to be extended to integrate sustainability. The Climate Change Act 2008 set out targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) 2. At present it is estimated that 18-20% of GHGEs in the UK come from the food chain. In response to climate change, WWF-UK's One Planet Food Programme (2009-12) set goals to reduce GHGEs from the consumption and production of food destined for the UK by at least 25% by 2020 and by 70% by 2050 (based on 1990 emission levels). This will require changes to both the supply side (food production) and the demand side (food consumption) within the food supply chain. As part of the WWF programme, this project was designed to incorporate issues of environmental sustainability, in particular reduction in GHGEs, into the Eatwell plate advice to develop what WWF terms the 'Livewell' plate. The main questions addressed in this report are: What is the nutrient intake and the GHGEs of the UK population's diet?; What would WWF's Livewell plate and diet look like if they met both current dietary recommendations and the 2020 target of a 25% reduction in GHGEs?; Is it possible to achieve a diet with 70% reductions in GHGEs by 2050 and still meet current dietary recommendations? Availability : on line version ORG 3101

Biodiversity in sustainable diets : Technical workshop : FAO, Rome, 31 may - 1 june 2010 / edited by Ezzeddine Boutrif. - Rome : FAO, c2010. - xi, 35 p. : ill. The purpose of the two-day Technical Workshop, as a contribution to the advancement of the Cross-cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, was to obtain input from experts for a definition of “sustainable diets” through a set of key recommendations for linking sustainable diets to biodiversity in line with the ecosystem approach. The Workshop was conceived as a transdisciplinary, intersectorial effort to counteract the simplification of diets and of agricultural systems and ecosystems, as well as the erosion of food cultures. Local food systems, household food security, ecologically-healthy and sustainable food supply chains were considered critical for maintaining and building positive options for human well-being. Existing knowledge warrants immediate action to promote the sustainable use of biodiversity in nutrition programmes. In the Workshop, it was highlighted how local food systems, household food security, ecologically-healthy and sustainable food supply chains are critical for maintaining and building positive options for human well-being. The need to generate further scientific evidence on the nutrient composition and consumption of food biodiversity, to review the most successful case studies and to demonstrate the main role of biodiversity in nutrition, offering key options for sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation were also emphasised. The Mediterranean diet was presented as an example of a sustainable diet. The Workshop served to identify topics, agenda and programme of the Scientific Symposium “Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets” to be held from 3 to 5 November 2010, at FAO Headquarters, in Rome. A draft proposal, see Annex III, for a “Code of Conduct for Sustainable Diets”, based on the model of the Code of Conduct for Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, was discussed and agreed to be further developed to be presented at the “Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets” Symposium. A set of proposals for the implementation of the Framework of the Cross-cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition were developed to be presented at the Symposium. Availability : on line version ORG 3102


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Basic messages about healthy eating have been understood and promoted for many years. However, understanding about how such advice fits with evidence of the environmental and other sustainability impacts of our diets, for example on climate change, is less clear. Developing a better understanding of a sustainable diet is essential for government to achieve its objective of 'a sustainable, secure and healthy food supply'.1 Not only would this provide more coherent messages to consumers, but it would also help clarify what is required of the supply chain. The need to address this issue has been identified as a priority for government.2 The reasons why food systems need to be transformed into sustainable ones are well documented.3 The diets of UK consumers are a significant factor in a number of critical sustainability issues such as climate change, public health, social inequality, biodiversity, and energy, land and water use, to name only a few. Defining a sustainable diet thus becomes a test case for whether the government can achieve a better match between evidence and policy, and whether the supply chain and consumers can achieve a better match between choice and living within environmental limits. Government is currently developing a vision for sustainable and secure food in the UK,4 developing integrated dietary advice to consumers5 and developing sustainability standards for public sector caterers.6 As the UK Government's independent advisor on sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) was invited by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to contribute to these processes by providing advice on sustainable diets. The focus of the study was to examine how changes in UK food consumption patterns i.e. the food that we eat, could deliver positive sustainability outcomes (e.g. reduced climate change impacts, improved health and nutrition, reduced environmental impacts, improved economic and social benefits). The SDC recognises that changes in consumption will inevitably have implications for production and the food chain in the UK and globally. These are worthy of further consideration, but were outside the scope of the research for this report. Availability : on line version ORG 3103

Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition : report of an expert consultation / Arne V. Astrup ‌ [et al.]. - Rome : FAO, c2010. - xv, 169 p. : ill. (( FAO Food and Nutrition Paper ; 91. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in their roles as technical agencies of the United Nations (UN), are charged with providing science-based guidance on food and nutrition to national governments and the international community. The process used to do this involves periodic and systematic reviews of scientific evidence, which often culminates with the convening of joint expert consultations to review the state of scientific knowledge, deliberate on the issues and translate this knowledge into a definition of requirements and corresponding nutrient-based recommendations. The overall goal of these recommendations is to support health and nutritional well-being of individuals and populations. The topics covered during the recent past include energy, protein and amino acids, fats and oils, most of the vitamins and minerals and carbohydrates, with the objective of providing guidance on nutritional requirements and recommended dietary intakes. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition (hereafter Expert Consultation) was the most recent expert meeting convened, and was held in Geneva from 10 to 14 November 2008. The Expert Consultation was the third to be held on the subject of fats in human nutrition, the first expert consultation on this topic being held in 1977 (FAO, 1978) and the second in 1993 (FAO, 1994). The timeliness of this Expert Consultation is also tied to the clear recognition of the increasing global burden of nutrition-related chronic disease. Recent work of FAO and WHO in connection with this includes the 2002 Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (WHO, 2003), the 2001 Expert Consultation on Human Energy Requirements (FAO, 2004) and its companion 2002 Expert Consultation on Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Human Nutrition (WHO, 2007), one 2002 Technical Workshop on Food Energy – Methods of Analysis and Conversion Factors (FAO, 2003), and several Scientific Updates; one by FAO/WHO in 2006 on Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition (Nishida et al., 2007) and another by WHO on Trans Fatty Acids (Nishida and Uauy, 2009). These integrated efforts provide, to varying degrees, the scientific basis that guides strategies, programmes and projects of FAO and WHO and their Member Countries. During the past fifteen years, the changes in diets and lifestyles resulting from industrialization, urbanization, economic development and market globalization have increased rapidly and particularly in the developing countries where major socioeconomic changes are occurring. Whereas general improvement in the standard of living has been observed, this has often been accompanied by unhealthy dietary patterns and insufficient physical activity to maintain an optimal energy


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Setting the table : advice to Government on priority elements of sustainable diets / Shivani Reddy, Tim Lang, Sue Dibb. - London : Sustainable Development Commission, c2009. - 56 p. : ill.


balance and a healthy weight. The net result has been increased prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases in all socioeconomic groups and which now represent the main cause of deaths and disability worldwide. Availability : on line version ORG 3104

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Expert consultation on nutrition indicators for biodiversity : 1. Food composition / edited by Ezzeddine Boutrif. - Rome : FAO, c2008. - xi, 50 p. (( On the cover: INFOODS ; Bioversity International ; FAO. The development of nutrition indicators for biodiversity is a collaborative international process, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with Bioversity International and other partners. The task is part of the work of the Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, which was formally established in 2006 by Decision VIII/23 A of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBDCoP). The initiative was launched on the basis of a recognized linkage between biodiversity, food and nutrition, the need to enhance sustainable use of biodiversity to combat hunger and malnutrition, its contribution to the MDGs (CBD-CoP, Decision VII/32) and the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA, 10th session) to the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to “provide guidance to FAO on how it could best support countries, on request, to generate, compile and disseminate cultivar-specific nutrient composition data, as well as indicate the relative priority of obtaining cultivar-specific dietary consumption data, in order to demonstrate the role of biodiversity in nutrition and food security.” The Expert Consultation on Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity was held on 21 October 2007 in São Paulo, Brazil, and assembled 16 experts on biodiversity and food composition from 13 countries. The aim of the Consultation was to develop a food composition indicator for biodiversity and nutrition. Such an indicator is needed with a view to reporting on progress made in biodiversity and the generation, compilation and dissemination of food composition data below the species level, i.e. at variety level for plants and breed level for animals. The experts agreed on a set of indicators on food composition to measure progress on biodiversity by counting the number of foods with a sufficiently detailed description to identify genus, species, subspecies and variety/cultivar/breed, and with at least one value for a nutrient or other bioactive component. The indicator will be based on well-documented literature, including national, regional or international food composition databases and scientific literature. Reporting will be carried out through the INFOODS Regional Data Centre Coordinators, FAO or others. It is hoped that this indicator will stimulate the collection and dissemination of food composition data on foods at subspecies level in general and specifically on indigenous and traditional foods. These data will be useful in demonstrating the importance of cultivar-specific composition data, their impact on nutrient intakes and the link between biodiversity, nutrition and food security. Availability : on line version ORG 3105

Expert consultation on nutrition indicators for biodiversity : 2. Food consumption / edited by Ezzeddine Boutrif. - Rome : FAO, c2010. - ix, 59 p. (( On the cover: 2010 International Year of Biodiversity ; INFOODS ; Bioversity International ; FAO. The development of nutrition indicators for biodiversity is a collaborative international process, led by FAO together with Bioversity International and other partners. The task is part of the Cross-Cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition. The initiative was launched on the basis of a recognized link between biodiversity, food and nutrition and the need to enhance sustainable use of food biodiversity to combat hunger and malnutrition. The CrossCutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition was formally established in 2006 by Decision VIII/23 A of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD–COP). The development of the food consumption indicator is supported by the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP), coordinated by United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. An Expert Consultation was held on 8 and 9 June 2009 in Washington, DC, the United States of America, to develop the food consumption Nutrition Indicator for Biodiversity. The 12 experts from nine countries agreed on an indicator for food consumption consisting of a count in different surveys of the number of foods reported with a sufficiently detailed description of genus, species, subspecies and variety/cultivar/breed. Reporting for this indicator will also include the number of dietary assessment surveys taking biodiversity into consideration in relation to the total number of surveys examined. Monitoring the indicator will involve examining well-documented literature, including international, regional, national,


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sub-national survey reports and scientific literature. Reporting will be carried out by FAO every two years. It is hoped that the number of foods reported and the number of food consumption surveys taking account of biodiversity will show a positive trend, indicating the increasing recognition of the importance of biodiversity for food and nutrition. It is expected that these indicators will become an advocacy tool to promote awareness of the importance of food biodiversity, including wild, indigenous and traditional foods, while contributing to nutrition security and the conservation and sustainable use of food biodiversity. Availability : on line version ORG 3106

We often choose food according to price. For people on low incomes this tends to mean limited choice and selection of certain types of food. The other deciding factor is convenience. In 1980, we spent an average of 60 minutes a day preparing food in Scotland. In 2007 the average was 18 minutes. Again, this has a direct bearing on the kind of food we choose to purchase, prepare and eat. Increasingly, we're more aware of the importance of healthy eating and we look for a healthier choice of foods. Sales of fruit, vegetables and fish (including oily fish) are on the increase, farmers are producing leaner meat, and other processors are responding by reducing salt, sugar and saturated fats in their foods. The nation's health is improving, but not fast enough and there's still a lot of inequality. We eat far too much high fat and sugary food, and drink too many sugary drinks, all of which is helping to make us obese. The quantity of vegetables, potatoes, meat and meat products purchased for consumption outside the home is lower in Scotland compared to households in the rest of the UK. Our poor diet contributes to high obesity levels and is a cause of major chronic diseases, costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year. Poor health means a poor quality of life for individuals, lost productivity for employers and distress for families caring for chronically sick relatives. Most importantly, a poor diet can shorten life expectancy. Today we spend more money eating out than in. We choose where to eat out for reasons of convenience and location, food quality, nutritional content, value for money and to celebrate “special occasions”. Restaurants, canteens, takeaways and other food outlets have more influence on what we eat than ever before, and they're starting to give us more of the information we want about the food they serve. And we can use public institutions such as nurseries, schools, hospitals and prisons to help put public policy into practice through their kitchens and canteens. Availability : on line version ORG 3107

Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases : report of a joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation. - Geneva: World Health Organization, c2003. – x, 148 p. : ill. (( WHO technical report series ; 916. A Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases met in Geneva from 28 January to 1 February 2002. The meeting was opened by Dr D. Yach, Executive Director, Non communicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO, on behalf of the Directors-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization. The Consultation followed up the work of a WHO Study Group on Diet, Nutrition and Prevention of Non communicable Diseases, which had met in 1989 to make recommendations regarding the prevention of chronic diseases and the reduction of their impact (1). The Consultation recognized that the growing epidemic of chronic disease afflicting both developed and developing countries was related to dietary and lifestyle changes and undertook the task of reviewing the considerable scientific progress that has been made in different areas. For example, there is better epidemiological evidence for determining certain risk factors, and the results of a number of new controlled clinical trials are now available. The mechanisms of the chronic disease process are clearer, and interventions have been demonstrated to reduce risk. During the past decade, rapid expansion in a number of relevant scientific fields and, in particular, in the amount of population-based epidemiological evidence has helped to clarify the role of diet in preventing and controlling morbidity and premature mortality resulting from non communicable diseases (NCDs). Some of the specific dietary components that increase the probability of occurrence of these diseases in individuals, and interventions to modify their impact, have also been identified. Furthermore, rapid changes in diets and lifestyles that have occurred with industrialization, urbanization, economic development and market globalization, have accelerated over the past decade. This is having a significant impact on the health and nutritional status of populations, particularly in developing countries and in countries in transition. While


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Choosing the right ingredients : the future for food in Scotland / edited by Richard Lochhead. - Edinburgh : Blackwell, c2008. - 25 p. : ill. (( On the cover: The Scottish Government.


standards of living have improved, food availability has expanded and become more diversified, and access to services has increased, there have also been significant negative consequences in terms of inappropriate dietary patterns, decreased physical activities and increased tobacco use, and a corresponding increase in diet-related chronic diseases, especially among poor people. Food and food products have become commodities produced and traded in a market that has expanded from an essentially local base to an increasingly global one. Changes in the world food economy are reflected in shifting dietary patterns, for example, increased consumption of energy-dense diets high in fat, particularly saturated fat, and low in unrefined carbohydrates. Availability : on line version ORG 3108

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Food matters : toward a strategy for the 21st century / edited by Cabinet Office UK Government. - London : UK Government, c2009. - iii, 123 p. : ill. (( Making government work better. The aims of this report are: to review the main trends in food production and consumption in the UK; to analyse the implications of those trends for the economy, society and the environment; to assess the robustness of the current policy framework for food; and to determine what the objectives of future food strategy should be and the measures needed to achieve them. Diet and attitudes to food have changed markedly in recent years in the UK - and will continue to do so. Demand for better quality food has risen, and people aspire to eat both more healthily and to buy food that has a reduced impact on the environment. But consumers also want affordability and food that fits their lifestyles - as demonstrated by the demand for convenience and by people eating outside of the home more often. Over the longer term, food prices have fallen relative to incomes and to the prices of other goods and services, although recent rises in food prices have put a brake on this trend. The less well off continue to devote a significantly higher proportion of their income to buying food than the better off. The food and drink supply chain is a major part of the UK economy, accounting for 7% of GDP and employing 3.7 million people in everything from food retailing to restaurants and canteens to farming and fishing. Food manufacturing is the UK's single largest manufacturing sector. This report addresses the major issues facing the food system in the UK and sets out a series of agreed actions - all of which will be taken forward by the Government. Availability : on line version ORG 3109

Sustainable diets and biodiversity : directions and solutions for policy, research and action : Proceedings of the International Scientific Symposium Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets United Against Hunger : FAO, Rome, 3-5 November 2010 / edited by Barbara Burlingame, Sandro Dernini. - Rome : FAO, c2012. - 307 p. : ill. The book presents the current state of thought on the common path of sustainable diets and biodiversity. The articles contained herein were presented at the International Scientific Symposium “Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets: United Against Hunger” organized jointly by FAO and Bioversity International, held at FAO, in Rome, from 3 to 5 November 2010. The Symposium was part of the official World Food Day/Week programme, and included one of the many activities in celebration of International Year of Biodiversity, 2010. The Symposium addressed the linkages among agriculture, biodiversity, nutrition, food production, food consumption and the environment. The Symposium served as a platform for reaching a consensus definition of “sustainable diets” and to further develop this concept with food and nutrition security, and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, as objectives. In the early 1980s, the notion of “sustainable diets” was proposes, with dietary recommendations which would result in healthier environments as well as healthier consumers. But with the over-riding goal of feeding a hungry world, little attention was paid to the sustainability of agro–ecological zones, the sustainable diets' concept was neglected for many years. Regardless of the many successes of agriculture during the last three decades, it is clear that food systems, and diets, are not sustainable. FAO data show that one billion people suffer from hunger, while even more people are overweight or obese. In both groups, there is a high prevalence of micronutrient malnutrition. In spite of many efforts, the nutrition problems of the world are escalating. Improving nutrition through better balanced nutritious diets can also reduce the ecological impact of dietary choices. Therefore, a shift to more sustainable diets would trigger upstream effects on the food production (e.g. diversification), processing chain and food consumption. With growing academic recognition of environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, as well as dramatically increasing body of evidence of the unsustainable nature of agriculture as it is currently practiced in many parts of the world, renewed attention has been directed to sustainability in all its forms, including diets. Therefore, the international community


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acknowledged that a definition, and a set of guiding principles for sustainable diets, was urgently needed to address food and nutrition security as well as sustainability along the whole food chain. A working group was convened as part of the Symposium and a definition was debated, built upon previous efforts of governments (e.g., the Sustainability Commission of the UK), UN agencies (FAO/Bioversity Technical Workshop and Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets), and others. The definition was presented in a plenary session of the Symposium and accepted by the participants, as follows: Sustainable Diets are those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations. Sustainable diets are protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems, culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable; nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy; while optimizing natural and human resources. Availability : on line version ORG 3110

This edition of the West African Food Composition Table is a revised version of the Food composition table `Composition of Selected foods from West Africa`, which was published in September 2010. It extends and updates the number of foods and values of components through data derived from the Mali Food Composition Table 2004, Nigeria, as well as analytical data from scientific articles. The foods represent average values of the collected compositional data from 9 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal). Data sources included scientific papers, theses, university reports, as well as food composition databases. These data were supplemented by other sources of food composition data (mostly from outside Africa) to complete the missing values, especially minerals and vitamins. It was intended to have no missing values but for some vitamins, especially vitamin A and E, data were not available and no sources were found from which to derive reliable data. In these cases, they were left blank. Most of the collected data were for raw foods. Nutrient values of cooked foods (mainly boiled foods) were calculated by using the yield factors from Bergström (1994), Food Standards Agency (2002 – UK6) and Bognár (2002) and the nutrient retention factors from EuroFIR (Vásquez-Caicedo et al., 2008). The present edition includes 472 foods and 28 components. Emphasis was given to include data on food biodiversity by incorporating cultivars/varieties and underutilized foods. For these foods, the country of origin of the cultivar/variety was reported, next to the food name. Analytical data were supplemented with data from other sources which are marked in italics to indicate the difference of quality. The data were compiled according to international standards for food composition and compilation by using the INFOODS food component identifiers (Klensin et al., 1989), the FAO/INFOODS Compilation Tool (available at and the compilation process as outlined by Greenfield and Southgate (2003). The User database in Excel format is available on the FAO/INFOODS webpage ( Availability : on line version ORG 3111

The Pacific Islands food composition tables / Cecily Dignan … [et al.]. - Rome : FAO, c2004. - xiv, 119 p. : ill. (( On the cover: The University of the South Pacific ; INFOODS ; FAO. Traditional Pacific Island diets were diverse and nutritionally appropriate. They included a wide range of foods, such as root crops, coconuts, green leaves, fruit, fish and seafood. In recent decades Pacific Islanders have experienced many changes in lifestyle, including changes in diet. Most of the dietary changes have not been for the better, and have contributed to the double burden of malnutrition throughout the Pacific: undernourishment and micronutrient deficiencies, and, at the other extreme, overweight and obesity and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Based on analyses to date, it is known that many indigenous Pacific crops and foods have particularly high nutrient contents. However, changes in lifestyle and food habits over the last decades have been associated with a reduction in the consumption of traditional foods and an increase in consumption of imported convenience foods. Thus, the diet-related disease burden is extreme. Analytical data on foods in the food supply allow us to see the composition of our foods, and enable us to construct diets to combat the deficiencies and excesses. The vast natural biodiversity of food plants and animals represents an asset that is sadly neglected. Food composition activities provide a focus on the nutrient content of individual cultivars, wild and cultivated, that will add to the impetus to preserve this rich diversity for the food security of the region. Trade of agriculture and fishery products represents one of the major priorities for the Pacific Island countries. Exports markets for agricultural produce are growing


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West African Food Composition Table / Barbara Stadlmayr ... [et al.]. - Rome : FAO, c2012. - xi, 140 p. : ill.


increasingly competitive and countries in the region must ensure the quality and safety of their products. Improved analytical capabilities in laboratories in the Pacific will facilitate trade by allowing exporters to certify the nutrient content, contaminant limits, and other compositional aspects that would otherwise represent trade barriers. The governments in the region have therefore requested and received FAO assistance in the generation, compilation and dissemination of food nutrient and contaminant data, laboratory accreditation and associated training. An improved capacity for food composition analysis and effective dissemination of nutrient data will have positive impacts on health, agriculture, fisheries, biodiversity and the economies of the Pacific Island countries. Availability : on line version ORG 3112

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Review of the Scottish Diet Action Plan : Progress and Impacts 1996 - 2005 / edited by Tim Lang, Elizabeth Dowler, David J. Hunter. - Edinburgh : NHS Health Scotland, c2006. xiii, 89 p. : ill. In July 1996, Eating for Health: A Diet Action Plan for Scotland, commonly known as the Scottish Diet Action Plan (SDAP), was published by the Scottish Office.2 Launching the plan, the then Minister of State, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, acknowledged that changes to eating habits, developed over many years, would not be accomplished overnight, but commended the action plan as 'a blueprint for action over a decade which had the potential to begin a process that would result in better health for all'.3 Its recommendations have been the basis on which food and health action in Scotland has been shaped over the past 10 years. In 2004, the Scottish Executive published Eating for Health: Meeting the Challenge, a strategic framework to guide continued implementation of the SDAP.4 This outlined the coordinated action, improved communication and leadership needed to take forward the SDAP as the food and health component of the Scottish Executive's broader policy for health improvement. One of the action points put forward to meet the continued challenge of improving diet-related health in Scotland was to review the progress made to date in implementing SDAP recommendations and achieving the targets set for 2005. An independent policy review was therefore commissioned in July 2005 by Health Scotland, reporting to the Scottish Food and Health Council (SFHC). The aim of the review was to examine the progress and impacts made, and the successes and challenges that have arisen from implementing the recommendations made in the original 1996 SDAP, and to do so in the light of subsequent developments at policy and institutional levels. On the basis of this assessment, the review panel was also tasked with identifying strategic priorities for Scotland's future policy on improving the Scottish diet. Availability : on line version ORG 3113


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Laymans' report : LIFE+ Cent.Oli.Med : Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region / Generosa Calabrese, Gaetano Ladisa, Wanda Occhialini. – Valenzano : CIHEAM-IAMB, 2012. – 15 p. : ill. ; 23x24 cm.

full text LIFE+ “CENT.OLI.MED.” project was designed and implemented to popularize the extraordinary richness of biodiversity preserved in ancient olive orchards. This publication is intended to help the reader in understanding the scientific bases of such richness, the pressures that threaten it and related possible solutions. It addresses to everybody: to farmers, technicians and professional associations, local communities, management authorities of protected areas, local governments, and especially young generations - the heirs to this unique landscape – for them to realize the crucial importance of its preservation. It first identifies the values of ancient olive orchards and the agents that threaten them, it then describes the activities and outcomes of “CENTO.OLI.MED.” project and proposes strategies to enhance ancient monumental olive orchards as High Nature Value Farmland so as to: share the benefits that conservation of the agro-ecosystem provides to production activity, develop strategies to enhance olive growing and its products for medium-long term sustainability of the olive sector, integrate protection needs with socio-economic development needs of agricultural land in protected areas, start up participatory processes for sustainable planning of farmland by involving local stakeholders. This publication was part of the dissemination activities of LIFE+ “CENT.OLI.MED. project - Identification and Conservation of High Nature Value of Ancient Olive Groves in the Mediterranean region” with the financial support of LIFE Programme of the European Commission. Available: FOL-08-01

Modello di governance per gli oliveti secolari della riserva natural di Torre Guaceto / Gianfranco Ciola, Giacomo Maringelli, Fabio Diomede. – [Valenzano : CIHEAM-IAMB, 2012]. – 55 p. ; 30 cm.

full text Il modello di Governance che è illustrato nel presente lavoro è parte integrante del Piano Integrato per lo Sviluppo Socio-Economico e Ambientale (PSSEA) degli oliveti secolari della Riserva Naturale dello Stato di Torre Guaceto. L'obiettivo è di mettere in valore il grande patrimonio ambientale, paesaggistico ed agronomico rappresentato dagli oliveti secolari, ed al contempo di mettere a punto un modello che sia trasferibile in altri contesti regionali, nazionali e dei paesi del bacino Mediterraneo aventi simili potenzialità. Si intende conciliare la gestione degli oliveti con gli obiettivi di tutela della biodiversità, degli habitat naturali e delle specie animali e vegetali in via di estinzione che convivono con l'oliveto tradizionale a conduzione non intensiva, al contempo preservando e valorizzando la bellezza paesaggistica degli oliveti monumentali ed i beni storico-culturali che insistono in queste aree agricole e legati alla loro storia rurale; il tutto in un'ottica integrata, che considera gli oliveti secolari non meramente una fonte di reddito circoscritta al settore primario, ma un pilastro ed un punto di forza dello sviluppo socio-economico. Available: FOL-08-02



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Linee guida per la gestione sostenibile degli oliveti secolari / Generosa Calabrese, Gaetano Ladisa, Angelo Proscia, Vito Simeone. - [Valenzano : CIHEAM-IAMB, 2012]. – 54 p. ; 30 cm.

full text Finalità di queste linee guida è conciliare gli aspetti produttivi della gestione degli oliveti secolari con la necessità di salvaguardare e proteggere la biodiversità che vive negli oliveti stessi. Per fare questo è necessario prendere in considerazione l'agro-ecosistema degli oliveti secolari e attuare le pratiche agricole necessarie all'ottenimento di una produzione di qualità seguendo alcune semplici regole e modalità che aiutino a ridurne gli impatti negativi sulla biodiversità. Queste linee guida riguardano specificatamente oliveti da tempo presenti sul territorio e per i quali la scelta di una gestione più attenta all'ambiente ed alla biodiversità può costituire un modo per valorizzare le risorse del territorio e per dare un maggior valore alla loro specificità contribuendo ad includere queste aree agricole in un sistema di valorizzazione globale della realtà territoriale specifica. Available: FOL-08-03

Piano integrato per lo sviluppo socio-economico e ambientale degli oliveti secolari della Riserva Naturale dello Stato di Torre Guaceto / coordinatori: Antonello Antonicelli, Giuseppe Ferro, Luigi Trotta. – Bari : Regione Puglia, 2010. – 97 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

full text Il presente lavoro focalizza l'attenzione sul territorio della Riserva Naturale dello Stato di Torre Guaceto e ne illustra il Piano di Sviluppo Socio Economico ed Ambientale (PSSEA), messo a punto nell'ambito del progetto LIFE + Cent.Oli.Med., che mira a mettere in valore il grande patrimonio ambientale, paesaggistico ed agronomico rappresentato dagli uliveti secolari, e a rappresentare un modello trasferibile in contesti con simili potenzialità. L'obiettivo principale è di conciliare la gestione degli uliveti con gli obiettivi di tutela della biodiversità, degli habitat naturali e delle specie animali e vegetali in via di estinzione che convivono con l'oliveto secolare. Available: FOL-08-04

Grandpa-olive tree & his friends / drawings by Agata Squeo, story by Gaetano Ladisa and Jenny Calabrese. – Valenzano : Ciheam-IAMB, 2011. – 8 pp.

full text O Pappoύϛ Eliά kai oi φίloi tou / drawings by Agata Squeo, story by Gaetano Ladisa and Jenny Calabrese. – Valenzano : Ciheam-IAMB, 2011. – 8 pp.

full text Nonno Olivo e i suoi amici / disegni di Agata Squeo, testi di Gaetano Ladisa and Jenny Calabrese. – Valenzano : Ciheam-IAMB, 2011. – 8 pp.

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CIHEAM, a Mediterranean story : (1962-2012) = Le CIHEAM, une histoire méditerranéenne (1962-2012) / [Sebastien Abis, Pierre Blanc, Matthieu Brun]. – Paris: CIHEAM, 2012. – 68 p., 74 p. ; 29 cm. ((Pubbl. Bifronte

Pour le futur de la Méditerranée: l'agriculture / Sébastien Abis. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2012. - 150 p. ; 22 cm. Les révoltes qui secouent les pays arabes méditerranéens ne sont pas des émeutes de la faim. Néanmoins, les insécurités alimentaires et la fragilité des zones rurales constituent de puissants catalyseurs dans l'expression des revendications politiques en faveur d'une plus grande justice sociale et territoriale. Ces pays concentrent toutes les grandes tensions agricoles de la planète : croissance de la population, transformation des modes de consommation, rareté de l'eau et de la terre, accélération des changements climatiques, vulnérabilité économique des régions de l'intérieur, dépendance envers les marchés internationaux. Ces défis s'inscrivent dans un contexte global où les dynamiques du commerce s'intensifient et les rivalités de puissance se complexifient. Au moment où se renforce la dimension stratégique des questions agricoles et alimentaires dans le monde, n'est-il pas urgent de réexaminer les relations internationales à l'aune des besoins les plus élémentaires ? Tout comme d'autres matières premières, les produits alimentaires sont fondamentaux à l'équilibre et à la stabilité des Nations. Cette réalité va-t-elle s'imposer dans l'agenda de la coopération entre l'Europe et les pays méditerranéens ? Que veut faire la France face à de telles perspectives ? Ce livre propose de suivre un itinéraire particulier pour explorer la complexité des enjeux géopolitiques en Méditerranée. C'est l'une des principales routes où se joue le futur : la sécurité alimentaire des populations et le développement de l'agriculture. Available : ESS-78

The *crises of multiculturalism : racism in a neoliberal age / Alana Lentin and Gavan Titley. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, 2011. - IX, 285 p. ; 22 cm. Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded as the failed experiment of liberal elites, commentators and politicians compete to denounce its corrosive legacies; parallel communities threatening social cohesion, enemies within cultivated by irresponsible cultural relativism, mediaeval practices subverting national 'ways of life' and universal values. This important new book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of 'multiculturalism' in the first place. The authors argue that what we are witnessing is not so much a rejection of multiculturalism as a projection of neoliberal anxieties onto the social realities of lived multiculture. Nested in an established post-racial consensus, new forms of racism draw powerfully on liberalism and questions of 'values', and unsettle received ideas about racism and the 'far right' in Europe. In combining theory with a reading of recent controversies concerning headscarves, cartoons, minarets and burkas, Lentin and Titley trace a transnational crisis that travels and is made to travel, and where rejecting multiculturalism is central to laundering increasingly acceptable forms of racism. Available : ESS- 77



The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), an intergovernmental organization composed of 13 Mediterranean states, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2012. To talk about the past of CIHEAM, is to reveal the originality of this organization but also the inventive strength of people and the courage of the states that backed this endeavour. To recount this story, is to explore the trajectories of the Mediterranean, for the existence of CIHEAM has often been mingled with the political vicissitudes of an uneasy region but always rich owing to its men. To recount this history, is to finally look at the future not to predict what it will be, but to underline the promises it bears if the energies unveiled here continue to be implemented. Of people, of history and of a Mediterranean itinerary, here is the triple dimension of this book based on the key moments of CIHEAM You can find the document on the following page :

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