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Remerciements

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Excerpt: L?Organisation des Nations Unies pour l?Alimentation et l?Agriculture et l?Organisation mondiale de la Sant? souhaitent remercier les groupes de r?daction d?experts (voir annexe 3) pour le temps et les efforts qu?ils ont consacr?s ? la pr?paration des documents techniques exhaustifs et d?taill?s sur l??valuation de l?exposition et la caract?risation des dangers qui ont servi de base aux d?lib?rations de cette consultation d?experts.

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The Right to Food

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Excerpt: Tn November 2004, the FAO Council adopted the Voluntary guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. The voluntary guidelines provide a tool to facilitate governments? efforts to realize the right to adequate food and nutrition. The right to adequate food is one of several human rights recognized by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that are considered t...

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Overview of Smallholder Contract Farming in Developing Countries

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Excerpt: Over the last two decades market liberalisation has profoundly influenced agriculture in both developed and developing parts of the world. Market liberalisation, driven by the WTO and earlier GATT Rounds, has resulted in the deregulation of domestic food markets and the opening and expansion of international markets. Ponte (2000) examines the economic and social impacts on African agriculture of liberalisation and associated microeconomic reform with less govern...

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Food for the Cities

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Excerpt: You govern or plan cities that have expanded in size. Many count millions of inhabitants. Cities particularly in Africa, the Near East and Asia exhibit high rates of growth (see Table 1). The residents you serve need jobs, food, roads, shelter, hospitals, schools, security and services. They look to you for healthy, sanitary living conditions and hope for the future. Some cities (e.g. Lagos, Dhaka, Freetown, La Paz, Kinshasa, Guatemala City) face poverty rates o...

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Forest Genetic Resources No. 31

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Excerpt: The present issue of Forest Genetic Resources aims to present recent developments in the conservation, sustainable use and management of forest tree genetic diversity, from national, regional or global perspectives. Several articles describe techniques and methodologies used for the characterization, protection, conservation and management of important forest tree species and their genetic diversity, in Albania, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Hawaii, Indonesia and West...

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Pesticide Residues in Food 2003

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Excerpt: A Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Core Assessment Group (JMPR) was held at WHO Headquarters, Geneva (Switzerland) from 15 to 24 September 2003. The Panel Members of FAO and WHO had met in preparatory sessions from 10 to 14 September. The Meeting was opened by Dr Maged Younes, Senior Adviser, Health and Environment, Department of Protection of the Human Environment, WHO. On behalf of FAO and ...

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Excerpt: This report summarizes the results of the firs Expert Meeting on the Dcoumentation and Measurement of the Roles of Agriculture (ROA) in developing countries held in Rome between 19- 21 March 2001. Specifically, using as its reference the draft analytical framework (AFW) presented at the meeting, the summary reports on: a) those points of the AFW that were clearly endorsed by the meeting and those that were challenged; b) the additions, complements, precisions or...

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Report of the Eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import...

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Introduction: The Eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) was held in Adelaide, Australia from 21-25 February 2000 at the kind invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia. Mr. Digby Gascoine, Director, Policy and International Division, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, chaired the Session. It was attended by 160 participants representing 43 Members of the Commission and 1...

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Functional Foods : Safety and Regulatory Aspects

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Excerpt: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be holding a one-day Regional Workshop on Functional Foods: Safety and Regulatory Aspects, in collaboration with the Korean Food and Drug Administration, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) and the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology. The workshop will take place in Jeju-Do, Republic of Korea on 6 September 2004, immediately prece...

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Minimizing Risks Posed by Mycotoxins Utilizing the Haccp Concept

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Report of the Fiteenth Session of the Fao/Who Coordinating Committ...

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Excerpt: 1. The FAO/WHO (Codex) Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa held its Fifteenth Session in Kampala, Uganda, from 26 to 29 November 2002, by courtesy of the Government of the Republic of Uganda. The Session was chaired by the Coordinator of the Committee, Dr Ben Manyindo, Deputy Director, Uganda National Bureau of Standards. The Session was attended by 75 delegates, advisors and observers representing 18 Member Countries, two Observer countries from outside ...

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Domestic and International Migration from Rural Mexico : Disaggreg...

By: Benjamin Davis

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Excerpt: Quantitative studies of Mexican migration show that individual migration decisions are greatly influenced by both current and past migration experiences of members of their migrant network (See for example, Taylor 1986; Massey and Garcia Espa?a 1987; Espinosa and Massey 1999; Massey and Espinosa 1997; Winters, de Janvry and Sadoulet 2001; Davis and Winters 2001; Munshi 2001). Networks influence migration because potential migrants use their network connections t...

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Meeting of Fao South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture

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Excerpt: The Sixth Meeting of the FAO South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture was convened at the National Auditorium in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 1- 3 June 2005. The meeting was attended by Ministers from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, and representatives from Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga. The Director- General of the Food and Agriculture Organizat...

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Excerpt: FAO Aquaclture Neesletter ...

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Excerpt: 1.1 Recent studies have shown a dramatic rise of supermarkets in several developing regions around the world in only the past decade (Reardon and Berdegu?, 2002; Reardon et al ... 2003). The studies show that the rise of supermarkets have had a profound effect on agrifood systems via several important changes in the organisation and institutions of the food system, including centralisation of procurement from farmers, decline of traditional wholesale systems, an...

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