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Agriculture and Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-first Century: A Strategic Approach for FAO








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    Report of the twenty-first session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics 2007
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    This document presents the report of the twenty-first session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) held in Phuket, Thailand from 11 to 15 September 2006. Attended by some 60 delegates from 20 member countries, the session assessed both the current status of food and agriculture statistics in member countries and progress on strengthening regional data exchange on food and agricultural statistics in the region. The meeting reported on CountrySTAT – a new web-base d system that integrates national food and agricultural statistical information to ensure harmonization of national data and metadata collections – which had been installed in the Philippines. CountrySTAT also serves as a source of country-level data for FAOSTAT, improving its capacity to provide high quality statistical data at the international level. The meeting also reported on FAO's World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010. New features include the role of the census in helping mo nitor Millennium Development Goals and an option to widen the scope of the census to cover aquaculture and other rural activities, among others. Recommendations of the session are included in the report.
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    Animal Health in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
    2009
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    Rapid multivariable changes are increasing the magnitude, severity, dimension and frequencies of classical and novel animal diseases, some of which have human health implications, around the globe; Shifting institutional animal health ‘landscapes’ encompass significant redefinition of roles and responsibilities, which result in a dynamic reconfiguration of actors and networks; On-going adjustments in the institutional animal health ‘landscape’ the open up opportunities for synergistic alliances and partnerships, as well as exposing challenges such as antagonistic competitions and rivalries.

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