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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 Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023
    Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation and healthy diets across the rural–urban continuum
    2023
    This report provides an update on global progress towards the targets of ending hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2) and estimates on the number of people who are unable to afford a healthy diet. Since its 2017 edition, this report has repeatedly highlighted that the intensification and interaction of conflict, climate extremes and economic slowdowns and downturns, combined with highly unaffordable nutritious foods and growing inequality, are pushing us off track to meet the SDG 2 targets. However, other important megatrends must also be factored into the analysis to fully understand the challenges and opportunities for meeting the SDG 2 targets. One such megatrend, and the focus of this year’s report, is urbanization. New evidence shows that food purchases in some countries are no longer high only among urban households but also among rural households. Consumption of highly processed foods is also increasing in peri-urban and rural areas of some countries. These changes are affecting people’s food security and nutrition in ways that differ depending on where they live across the rural–urban continuum. This timely and relevant theme is aligned with the United Nations General Assembly-endorsed New Urban Agenda, and the report provides recommendations on the policies, investments and actions needed to address the challenges of agrifood systems transformation under urbanization and to enable opportunities for ensuring access to affordable healthy diets for everyone.
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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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    Codex Alimentarius - Cereales, Legumbres, Leguminosas y Productos Proteínicos Vegetales
    Primera edición
    2007
    Las normas del Codex para cereales, legumbres, leguminosas y proteínas vegetales juntos con textos afines como el Código de Prácticas para prevenir y reducir la Contaminación de los Cereales por Micotoxinas son publicadas en formato compacto para permitir su uso y amplio conocimiento por parte de los gobiernos, las autoridades de reglamentación, las industrias de alimentos y minoristas, y los consumidores. Esta primera edición incluye los textos adoptados por la Comisión del Co dex Alimentarius hasta el 2007.
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    Salmon by-product proteins 2007
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    This Circular describes the potential of by-products from salmon as a source of protein. It lists the main geographic sources of raw material and by-products from salmon aquaculture, namely Canada, Chile, Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It provides an overview of available technologies for preserving the nutritional value of proteins and how to obtain value from their functional properties. A detailed description is provided on the various uses and functions of the proteins deriving from salmon by-products with various cost estimates given for a number of products: hamburger patties, pet food, silage, salmon meal and hydrolysates. The Circular describes the various markets for protein and the particularities related to the use of salmon by-products as raw material for protein production. It concludes that with adequate and cost-effective technology, by-products from salmon can provide important quantities of protein for the wor ld’s protein markets.
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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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    Codex Alimentarius - Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Vegetable Proteins
    First edition
    2007
    Codex standards for cereals, pulses, legumes and vegetable proteins and other related texts such as the Code of Practice for the Prevention of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals are published in this compact format to allow their wide use and understanding by governments, regulatory authorities, food industries and retailers, and consumers. This first edition includes texts adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2007.
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    Codex Alimentarius - Céréales, légumes secs, légumineuses et matières protéiques végétales
    Première édition
    2007
    Les normes du Codex pour les céréales, légumes secs, légumineuses et protéines végétales et textes apparentés comme le Code d’usages en matière de prévention et réduction de la contamination des céréales par les mycotoxines sont publiés dans ce volume compact afin de faciliter leur utilisation et leur meilleure connaissance par les gouvernements, les autorités chargées de l’application des règlements, les industriels et les détaillants, et les consommateurs. Cette première édition comprend des t extes adoptés par la Commission du Codex Alimentarius jusqu’en 2007.