The 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World
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Uses of geothermal energy in food and agriculture – Opportunities for developing countries
This publication explores the ancient origins of quinoa and outlines its nutritional properties and contributions to local gastronomic traditions, food biodiversity, and smallholder farmers and producers. The recipes were provided by world-renowned chefs, with emphasis placed on ease of preparation and use of local ingredients.
Guidelines for the fisheries and aquaculture sector on damage and needs assessments in emergencies
Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods are threatened, not only by natural hazards, but also by human-induced events beyond their control. These guidelines have been developed with a wide range of partners to support post disaster damage and needs assessments in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Coping with water scarcity
World Livestock 2013: Changing disease landscapes
World Livestock 2013: Changing
disease landscapes offers a comprehensive approach for the promotion of global health and gives greater emphasis on agro-ecological resilience, protection of biodiversity and efficient use of natural resources to ensure safer food supply chains. The publication explores three key areas: the Pressure, including drivers and risk factors that contribute to disease emergence, spread and persistence; the State, describing the disease dynamics that result from the Pressure and their subsequent impact; and the Response, required both to adapt and improve the State and to mitigate the Pressure.
Tackling climate change through livestock
A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities
Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies. This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestock’s contribution to global warming – as well as the sector’s potential to help tackle the problem. This publication is aimed at professionals in food and agriculture as well as policy makers.