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Livestock Production and the Feed Industry in Malaysia

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Introduction: The Malaysian livestock industry is an important and integral component of the agricultural sector, providing gainful employment and producing useful animal protein food for the population. It contributes about 18 percent to the total Food Sector Agriculture Value Added and export earnings (NAP, 1998). The gross output value of livestock in 1999 was RM5.2 billion (DVS, 1999 [RM3.8/US$ at 5 July 2002]). The industry can be classified into the non-ruminant an...

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Strengthening Compliance of the Sps Requirements for Expanded Expo...

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Excerpt: _ _ Entomology and Zcology Division - Integrated Pest Management in Selected Fruit Trees TG-PPP (1989-1997) - Appropriate Regulatory Measures and Policy Reform for Pesticide Risk Reduction TG-PPP (1997-2003)

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The Food Security Roles of Agriculture: The Role of Domestic Agric...

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Excerpt: According to an FAO estimate, about 790 million people in developing countries currently suffer from undernourishment (FAO, 1999). More than three-quarters of undernourished people are located in Asia, the Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa and, while these regions are facing malnutrition, developed countries are food-affluent. As a result of rapid increases in food demand caused by rapid population growth and changes in food consumption patterns that are leading to...

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Perceptions of the Environmental Role of Chilean Agriculture

By: Raul Oryan

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Abstract: In the last two decades there have been significant transformations in the agricultural sector in Chile that have resulted in important impacts on the environmental performance of the sector. In this study, these changes are used as a ?natural experiment? to identify both the drivers of the transformations and the associated environmental externalities in two geographic areas of Chile. A modified version of the Delphi Method is applied to obtain the perceptions...

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Les Pecheries de Poissons Pelagiques Hauturiers Aux Petites Antill...

By: M. Doray

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Excerpt: Les informations synth?tis?es dans ce document ont ?t? fournies par les repr?sentants des 11 ?les ayant particip? ? la 1?re r?union du groupe de travail de la FAO pour le d?veloppement durable de la p?che associ?e aux DCP ancr?s aux Petites Antilles. Aucun repr?sentant de la Barbade n?a assist? au groupe de travail, cependant, du fait de l?importance des p?cheries de poissons p?lagiques hauturiers barbadiennes, des donn?es issues du site Internet de la Barbados ...

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Diagramma Pictum (Thunberg. 1792)

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Dorsal fin with 9-10 spines and 17-20 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 7 rays. Pectoral fin with 16-17 rays. Second dorsal spine much longer than the first. 20 to 25 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin. Scales small and ctenoid. Mouth small, lips thick.

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Trees in the Koran and the Bible

By: L. J. Musselman

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Excerpt: Trees are prominent in both the Bible and the Koran. Arboreal references in these holy books reflect the place of trees in cultures of millennia ago: their uses, the local species of importance, and moreover their inspirational and symbolic significance, based on the perception of the tree as symbol of the life given by the Creator.

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Carbadox

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: IDENTITY Chemical name: Methyl-3-(2-quinoxanyl-methylene) carbazate-N1,N4-dioxide. Common trade names: Mecadox; Fortigro;GS-6244; Nutriton; Getroxel.

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Wood Materials from Non-Forest Areas

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Executive Summary: High population density (230 to 840 persons per sq km) and fast population expansion (1.2% to 2.9% per annum), coupled with accelerated economic growth, have placed heavy pressures on the forest resources of the Asia-Pacific region leading to their rapid shrinkage. In the decade of the 1980s, forests diminished by about 3.9 million ha yearly. Today only 0.19 ha of forests per capita of population remains in the region, compared to 0.64 ha per capita on...

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Preparation du Present Document

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: La pr?sente version pr?liminaire sur les crit?res d?inscription utilis?s par la Convention sur le commerce international des esp?ces de faune et de flore sauvages menac?es d?extinction (CITES) pour prot?ger les esp?ces qui courent un risque d?extinction dans le secteur des p?ches, a ?t? pr?par?e par le Secr?tariat FAO, avec l?aide consultative de MM. R. Mahon, J.Pope et J. Rice, pour servir de base ? l?examen de la question par le Comit? des p?ches de la FAO (CO...

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Nutrition Country Profile Republic of the Sudan

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Summary: Situated in the north-eastern part of Africa, Sudan has a climate ranging from very arid in the northern parts to equatorial in its most southern parts. The central part is occupied by savannah. The population of the country is approximately 33 million, living in an area of 2.5 million km2. Although urbanization rate is high, the country is still predominantly rural.

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News from the Fao Food Quality and Standards Service, Food and Nut...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the Food Safety and Quality Update. We appreciate the feedback we have received from the previous issues and welcome any new feedback as well. Information Now Available On-line Call for data for Joint FAO/IOC/WHO expert consultation on Biotoxins in Shellfish In response to a request from the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products, FAO/IOC/WHO will hold a joint expert consultation to provide scientific advice on shellfish t...

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Histamine and Tyramine in Natural Sparkling Wine, Vermouth, Cider,...

By: M. C. Vidal Carou

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Introduction: For the purpose of understanding the composition of beverages obtained by fermentation, this work focuses on two trace components, histamine and tyramine, whose presence is of interest from a technological and toxicological standpoint. Their formation in food is related to decarboxylase microbial activity on their precursor amino acids, histidine and tyrosine. For this reason, their study is of particular interest in products obtained by fermentation, inclu...

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Report of the Expert Consultation on Livestock Statistics

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The Expert Consultation on Livestock Statistics was held at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, on 8 to 11 July 2003. It was attended by ten experts in specialised areas of livestock statistics, an officer of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) of the United Nations, and officers of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Bangkok and Rome. (The list of participants is found in Annex 1).

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Woodfuel Integrated Supply/Demand Overview Mapping (Wisdom) Method...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The Woodfuel Integrated Supply/Demand Overview Mapping (WISDOM) supports strategic woodenergyplanningandpolicyformuktionthrough the integration and geographic representation of woodfuel production/consumption aspects and the highlighting of priority areas within a country. The WISDOM methodology is the fruit of collaboration between FAO?s Wood Energy Programme and the Institute of Ecology of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). WISDOM was developed within t...

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Étude Prospective du Secteur Forestier en Afrique (Fosa) Rwanda

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: GrŸce ? l??tude FOSA, une analyse des points forts et des points faibles du secteur forestier ruandais vient d??tre r?alis?e dans l?objectif d?clar? de construire son avenir. La situation actuelle du secteur forestier national est assez critique. L??lan de cr?ation des boisements est ralenti, alors que les superficies bois?es ne cessent de r?gresser. Sur une p?riode de 10 ans, le pays a perdu 32% de sa couverture foresti?re. Les for?ts ne couvrent actuellement q...

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Mejora de Los Programas de Nutricion Un Instrumento de Analisis pa...

By: Suraiya Ismail

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INTRODUCCI?N: Una firme recomendaci›n de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Nutrici›n, FAO/OMS, 1992 fue la de que cada país debe formular y aplicar un plan nacional de acci›n sobre nutrici›n. La mayoría de los países estÿn actualmente llevando a cabo una serie de actividades de nutrici›n para afrontar sus problemas a este respecto. En algunos casos, estas actividades constituyen un programa nacional unificado de nutrici›n. En otros, los problemas de nutrici›n se afronta...

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Programme de Lutte Contre la Faim

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Pour lutter efficacement contre la faim, il faut agir sur deux fronts en combinant i) un d?veloppement agricole et rural durable et ii) des programmes cibl?s destin?s ? am?liorer l?acc?s direct ? la nourriture pour les personnes qui en ont le plus besoin. Ces actions sur deux fronts se renforcent mutuellement: d?un c?t?, on cr?e des opportunit?s et, de l?autre, on donne aux victimes de la faim les moyens de tirer profit de ces opportunit?s. Les pays qui ont adop...

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Preparation of This Document

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: This document was prepared as a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the capacity of the global fishing fleet. The analysis of the fishing vessels in the Lloyd?s database gives an independent view of the trends in numbers and other parameters of the larger vessels of the world?s fishing fleet. The document does not discuss the technical aspects of the control of fishing capacity, but merely presents the information on how national fleets contribute to the g...

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Applications for Membership in the Organization

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 1. Rule XIX-2 of the General Rules of the Organization (GRO) provides that any application for membership or associate membership ?shall be transmitted immediately by the Director-General to Member Nations and shall be placed on the agenda of the next Conference session which opens not less than 30 days from the receipt of the application?.

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