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    Respecting free, prior and informed consent
    Practical guidance for governments, companies, NGOs, indigenous peoples and local communities in relation to land acquisition
    2014
    Improving governance of tenure is the objective of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Guidelines), which serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices. The Guidelines state that responsible investments should do no harm, safeguard against dispossession of legitimate tenure right holders and environmental damage, and should respect human rights. This technical guide on Respecting free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) sets out practical actions for government agencies to respect and protect FPIC and for civil society organizations, land users and private investors globally to comply with their responsibilities in relation to FPIC, as endorsed by the Guidelines.
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    Compulsory acquisition of land and compensation 2008
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    Compulsory acquisition is the power of government to acquire private rights in land without the willing consent of the owner or occupant in order to benefit society and is often necessary for social and economic development and the protection of the natural environment. The exercise of these powers is frequently contentious and problematic. The guide explains what compulsory acquisition and compensation are, and what constitutes good practice in this area, examining the consequences of poor legi slation, procedures and implementation. It is likely to be of most use in countries that are seeking to understand good practice in this area and to improve their own legislation, procedures and implementation in compulsory purchase and compensation in the interests of society as a whole.
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    Free Prior and Informed Consent: An indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities 2016

    This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners of a broad range of projects and programmes of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how it can be implemented in six steps.

    In an FPIC process, the “how”, “when” and “with and by whom”, are as important as “what” is being proposed. For an FPIC process to be effective and result in consent or lack of it, the way in which the process is conducted is paramount. The time allocated for the discussions among the indigenous peoples, the cultural appropriateness of the way the information is conveyed, and the involvement of the whole community, including key groups like women, the elderly and the youth in the process, are all essential. A thorough and well carried FPIC process helps guarantee everyone’s right to self-determination, allowing them to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

    This FPIC Manual will ena ble field practitioners to incorporate FPIC into project and programmes’ design and implementation, ensuring that indigenous peoples’ rights are duly respected. FPIC can be considered the “gold standard” because it allows for the highest form of participation of local stakeholders in development projects.

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    The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2024
    Blue Transformation in action
    2024
    The 2024 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture features the Blue Transformation in action, illustrated by activities and initiatives, led by FAO in collaboration with Members, partners and key stakeholders, to integrate aquatic foods into global food security and sustainability, enhance policy advocacy, scientific research and capacity building, disseminate sustainable practices and technological innovations, and support community involvement. Part 1 of this edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture benefits from significant improvements in data collection, analytical and assessment tools and methodologies to present the most up-to-date review of world fisheries and aquaculture production and utilization. Part 2 highlights the role of FAO and its partners to catalyse the transformational changes required to support aquaculture expansion and intensification, effective management of global fisheries and upgrading of aquatic value chains. Part 3 covers the high-impact challenges and opportunities of the untapped potential of utilizing whole fish and by-products to improve food security and nutrition, expounds on the role of aquatic food systems in providing critical climate, biodiversity and environmentally sound solutions, and highlights the importance of their integration into national and multilateral processes. It also presents an outlook on future trends up to 2032 based on projections. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2024 provides the most up-to-date and evidence-based information, supporting policy, scientific and technical insights on challenges, opportunities and innovations shaping the present and future of the sector, for the benefit of a wide and expanding audience of policymakers, managers, scientists, fishers, farmers, traders, civil society activists and consumers.

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    L'état des ressources zoogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture dans le monde 2008
    La gestion raisonnée de la biodiversité de l’agriculture dans le monde devient un défi toujours plus grand pour la communauté internationale. Le secteur de l’élevage en particulier subit des changements dramatiques avec l’augmentation de la production à grande échelle, en réponse à la demande croissante d’œufs, de lait et de viande. Il est crucial de disposer d’une grande panoplie de ressources zoogénétiques pour adapter et développer nos systèmes de productions agricoles. Le changement climatique et l’émergence de nouvelles maladies animales renforcent le besoin de maintenir cette capacité d’adaptation. Pour des centaines de millions de ménages ruraux pauvres, l’élevage reste un capital clé, couvrant souvent de nombreux besoins, et permettant à la vie de s’installer dans les environnements les plus rudes du globe. L’élevage fournit une contribution majeure à la sécurité de l’alimentation et de la vie, et à l’atteinte des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement des Nations Unies. Il sera toujours plus important dans les décennies à venir. Malheureusement, la diversité génétique est menacée. Le nombre signalé de disparitions de races est très préoccupant, mais il est encore plus inquiétant de constater que les ressources génétiques non enregistrées sont perdues avant même que leurs caractéristiques n’aient été étudiées et leur potentiel évalué.
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    Report of the expert consultation on agribusiness statistics 2001
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    An account of the proceedings of the 11 to 14 September 2001 consultation held at the FAO regional office in Bangkok, which was attended by representatives from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Following up on the recommendation of the November 2000 Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics, the meeting was convened to assist countries in the region improve their compilation and dissemination of agribusiness statistics. Conventio nal, production-oriented agricultural statistics still dominate data related to agricultural activities, which are a central pillar of economic growth in most Asia-Pacific countries. However, with agribusiness becoming increasingly important in the agricultural development and rural poverty alleviation strategies in these countries, there is growing awareness of the need for a refined agribusiness statistical information system. The publication includes papers presented at the meeting dealing wi th country experiences in agribusiness statistics development in India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. It also sets out an exemplary list of manufacturing activities to be considered as part of agribusiness.
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    Selected indicators of food and agriculture development in Asia-Pacific region, 1990-2000 2001
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    A comprehensive and detailed compilation of statistics on farming, livestock, fishery, forestry and nutrition in Asia-Pacific countries for the above period. A handy comparison of changes over the past decade in the use of agricultural land and farm inputs and production of crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry in Asia-Pacific where nearly 60 percent of the about 3.2 billion people in 1999 were engaged in farming and related activities. The last decade of the twentieth century saw the agricul tural population of developing Asia-Pacific nations decline from 63.7 to 58.3 percent of the total population. The document also maps the changes in the daily diet availability in these countries, showing that this falls short of the basic food energy requirements in Cambodia, DPR Korea and Mongolia.
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    17th Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics 1999
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    Report of the eighteenth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics, Held in Bali 2001
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    This document presents the report of the eighteenth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics held in Bali, Indonesia, from 6 to 10 November 2000. The conference reviewed the present state of food and agricultural statistics in regional countries and the implementation of the FAO world agricultural census programme. A report on the Japan/FAO project to improve agricultural statistics in Asia and Pacific countries was also discussed, besides fishery and forestry statis tics.