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Lalimentation de Rue en Afrique

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Le secteur de l?alimentation de rue peut, ? premi?re vue, para?tre marginal surtout si on le compare aux grands secteurs de la production agricole, de l?industrie agroalimentaire et de la commercialisation des produits agricoles et alimentaires. Le secteur de l?alimentation de rue prend cependant une dimension toute particuli?re dans les centres urbains africains o? l?urbanisation rapide et les difficult?s ?conomiques ont favoris? l?augmentation du nombre de ven...

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Market Information Sevices and Their Problems

By: Andrew W. Shepherd

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Excerpt: Urban food supply and distribution require the efficient functioning of a complex set of interrelated services. The ways to improve such services are covered in much of the technical literature which the FAO programme ?Approvisionnement et distribution alimentaires des villes? has developed. It is, however important to stress that the impact of improved provision of infrastructure, transport, handling facilities and marketing management, as well as the necessary...

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Market Information Services

By: Andrew W. Shepherd

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Excerpt: The author would like to acknowledge the trouble taken by the many organizations which completed the FAO questionnaire on Market Information Services. Following receipt of the completed questionnaires, certain countries were selected for more in-depth study and the contributions of those who carried out these studies are also much appreciated.

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Introduction

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: For many years FAO and other organizations involved with the development of agricultural marketing have advocated the establishment of Market Information Services (MIS) as a means of increasing the efficiency of marketing systems and promoting improved price formation. Improved information, it has been argued, enables farmers to plan their production more in line with market demand, schedule their harvests at the most profitable times, decide to which markets th...

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The Theory

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Chapter 1 briefly reviewed some of the arguments in favour of Market Information Services. It noted that an MIS can contribute to spatial arbitrage and open up the possibility of temporal arbitrage. Availability of information should encourage new entrants into the marketing system. Market information can assist farmers in negotiations with traders. In the longer term it should also provide farmers with the opportunity to plan and diversify their production in l...

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Experiences with Market Information Services

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Given the apparent benefits of market information, it might be thought that most countries would have a flourishing Market Information Service. Judging by the results of FAO?s survey, that is far from the case. Adopting very undemanding criteria as to what constitutes an acceptable service,1 we managed, from a survey of 120 countries, to identify only 53 functioning Market Information Services. Moreover, from the information received, the utility of many of thos...

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Setting up a Market Information Service

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: On the basis of the discussion in Chapter 3, it must be clear that developing an efficient, relevant and sustainable MIS is far from easy. While the benefits of such services appear unarguable, the failure of many countries to operate reliable, accurate and lasting services does question the wisdom of FAO and other agencies in promoting MIS in all circumstances. Attention needs to be paid to the capacity of the country and the counterpart organization to operate...

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Concluding Remarks

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Previous chapters have concluded that information plays an essential role in a market economy. Moreover, for reasons of equity, in order to promote development on as wide a basis as possible, and to overcome possible abuse of market power through preferential access to information, it is desirable that market information be available to all who can use it.

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Experiences with Market Information Services

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: 1 See Bowbrick, P. ?Are Price Reporting Systems of Any Use?? British Food Journal, 1988, 90:2, pp 65-69 2 For an interesting discussion on livestock and meat market information see Holtzman, John S, ?Towards a Regional Livestock and Meat Market Information System? Abt Associates Inc ... Maryland, USA, 1996 3 Schubert, B. et al. ?Agricultural Market Information Services, Guidelines for the Design and Management of Market Information Projects,? BMZ-GTZ Rural Devel...

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Bibliography

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Bowbrick, P. ?Are Price Reporting Systems of Any Use?? British Food Journal, 1988, 90:2, pp 65-69 Haerah, A ... Gani, R ... Schubert, B. and Zehrfield, E-H ?Manual of Operations for an Agricultural Market Information Service,? Indonesian-German Technical Cooperation Project ATA 85/86 Publication No. 7, March 1979. Helder, Jan and Nyhoff, Jan-Joost, ?Market Information for Early Warning,? Document presented to the 1994 SADC Early Warning System for Food Security ...

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Economic and Financial Comparison of Organic and Conventional Citr...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: Increased interest in environmental issues has sparked a significant movement in favour of so-called organic or ecological farming. This is because organic farming involves several environmentally friendly growing methods and also responds more effectively to consumers? growing interest in dietary health. Furthermore, the European Union?s new Agricultural Policy, which is being implemented under its ?Agenda 2000? action programme, places renewed emphasis on the ...

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Forest Policies and Forest Policy Reviews

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: The second workshop for the EC-FAO Partnership Programme: Information and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: Linking National and International Efforts in South and Southeast Asia was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 to 24 January 2002. The workshop was entitled Forest Policy and Forest Policy Reviews. The event was organized by FAO with financial support from the EC through the EC-FAO Partnership Programme (Tropical Forestry Budget Line B7-6201/1...

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Reports and Studies No. 30 Imo/Fao/Unesco/Wmo/Who/Iaea/Un/Unep Joi...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Excerpt: This document is the Report of the GESAMP Working Group on the Methodologies and Guidelines for the Assessment of the Impact of Pollutants on the Marine Environment, which met from 26 to 30 September 1983 in Rome, Italy, from 29 October to 9 November 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand, and from 23 to 27 September 1985 in Rome, Italy. The following members participated in the preparation of the Report: Yves Adam, J. Michael Bewers, Davide Calamari, Lisandro Chuecas, Anton...

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Distribution and Impact of Helminth Diseases of Livestock in Devel...

By: H.J. Over

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Excerpt: Over the last two decades the total amount of animal feed used in developing countries has increased rapidly so that by 1988 approximately 280 million tons were produced. More than half of this feed (149 m.tons) was produced from cereals, of which more than 38 million tons were imported in the late 1980?s. During the 1970?s the use of cereals in animal feed in developing countries was estimated by FAO to have increased by 7.1% per annum whilst in the 1980?s the ...

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Roots, Tubers and Plantains: Recent Trends in Production, Trade an...

By: C. Calpe

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Excerpt: Following the world food crisis in the early seventies, many countries invested in irrigation, agricultural research and fertilizer subsidies, which resulted in a strong growth in world cereal production. These factors, however, had few, if any, positive effects on the production of other staples such as roots, tuber and plantains (RTPs), which often continued to be considered as ?inferior foods?, being displaced from their more fertile lands by cereals. Further...

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Recent Developments in Cassava Agronomy

By: R.A. Moreno

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Excerpt: Cassava is produced under diverse ecological conditions and production systems. Although this diversity makes generalization difficult, this paper attempts to provide an overview of recent developments in the area of cassava agronomy. Cassava is produced mainly by small farmers in multiple purpose and complex production systems. This complexity at farm level increases the risk of generalization since agronomic practices tend to be site specific.

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Processing of Cassava Tuber Meals and Chips

By: B. Ospina

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Excerpt: Over the past 25 years significant market opportunities for cassava have opened up in the animal feed industry, initially in the EEC countries but more recently for the rapidly expanding animal feed industries of tropical developing countries. Cassava roots compete with other carbohydrate sources, especially maize and sorghum, on the basis of price, nutritional value, quality and availability.

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Quality Aspects of Tradeable Cassava Products Including Problems o...

By: J.F. Wood

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Excerpt: The utilization of cassava as a primary energy source for livestock (particularly pig feeds) within Europe is now well established and provides valuable foreign exchange to cassava producing countries, most of which are third world fLDCs. Within Germany for example, cassava with a 65% starch content is 25-30% cheaper than maize. Although cassava requires mixing with soya bean meal in the approximate ratio of 4: 1 to form a ?cereal replacer? its inclusion in feed...

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Detoxification of Cassava Products and Effects of Residual Toxins ...

By: Olumide O. Tewe

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Excerpt: The use of cassava in livestock feeding has been limited. Reasons include the presence of toxic cyanogenic glucosides, deficiency in nutrients other than energy, dustiness of the dried products, mouldiness during processing and the high fibre and ash content of the peel, which limits the selection of other ingredients which are high in these components. Nevertheless, the development of cassava products which meet minimum requirements for incorporation into comme...

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Ensilage of Cassava Products and Their Use as Animal Feed

By: R.L. Limon

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Excerpt: There is a great deal of information on the potential use of alternate feedstuffs. However, the majority of the materials studied are either produced in limited quantities (i.e. to satisfy only local demand), or are only available during limited periods of the year. Some agricultural products have important agronomical limitations and others may not satisfy the quality standards of the feed industry. For these reasons the major share of alternate feed sources ut...

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