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 FAO soil classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FAO developed a supra-national classification, also called World Soil Classification, which offers useful generalizations about soils pedogenesis in relation to the interactions with the main soil-forming factors.
The FAO soil map is a very simple classification system with units very broad, but it is the only truly international system, and most soils can be accommodated on the basis of their field descriptions.
The FAO soil map is intended for mapping soils at a continental scale but not at local scale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FAO_-_Soil_Unit_Classification_Scheme   (280 words)

  
 FAO Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The data summarized by FAO represent the live weight equivalent of the landed quantities caught during the annual period covered (except for marine mammals, which are reported in numbers).
Though FAO makes every effort to gather reliable information on the catches worldwide, it has to be kept in mind that the data presented in its annual statistics are influenced by the abilities of contributing countries to collect accurate and timely information from their respective fishery sector.
The FAO catches used here are the means of the last 5 years for which data are available (generally 1992-1996) and include the 600 finfish for which FAO reports catches on a per species basis.
www.fishbase.org /manual/fishbasefao_statistics00002679.htm   (2103 words)

  
 GRAIN | New from GRAIN | 05-2004 - FAO Declares War on Farmers not on Hunger (An open letter to Mr. Jacques Diouf, ...
The report turns FAO away from food sovereignty and the real needs of the world's farmers, and is a stab in the back to the farmers and the rural poor FAO is meant to support.
We are deeply disappointed that FAO has breached its commitment (and your own personal pledge) to consult and maintain an open dialogue with smallholder farmers' organizations and civil society.
For those of us in civil society organisations and social movements that considered the FAO as an institution that we could relate to and a forum to debate these issues and possibly move forward, this is a tremendous setback.
www.grain.org /nfg?id=180   (1474 words)

  
 FAO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The fact that FAO is being asked to assist Member Nations in land reform projects in all of its regions today is both to be expected and at the same time surprising.
It is to be expected because from its founding FAO has been mandated to assist in land reform where it is judged by countries to be needed.
As recently as the 1995 FAO Conference, Member Nations who are now asking for FAO collaboration in land reform projects were calling for its elimination from the programme of work and budget.
www.caledonia.org.uk /land/fao.htm   (8304 words)

  
 FAO Coins
About £150,000 was raised from philatelic sales, enabling fthe FAO to organise a series of six regional and national farm broadcasting seminars in the developing countries.
This modest beginning inspired the FAO to explore other collectable fields and resulted five years laterin the launching of the "Food for All".
More recent coins have tended to widen the scope to cover savings (Nepal, and Indonesia) and agrarian reform (Algeria and Panama) Family planning is the theme of the FAO coins of Indonesia and Turkey; while International Women's Year (1975) witnessed a crop of FAO coins devoted to the emancipation and development of women.
fao-coins.info /fao-0b.html   (651 words)

  
 Coordination Critical to Post-Tsunami Recovery, U.N Agency Says - US Department of State
FAO’s forestry programme for tsunami rehabilitation, including assessment of wood demand and supply for reconstruction of houses and other infrastructure, has produced positive results concerning government action to protect natural forest and wildlife reserves and address the danger of accelerated illegal logging and deforestation.
The FAO is also developing a programme to facilitate district- and village-level land-use planning to identify the opportunities for forest rehabilitation, reforestation and agroforestry to provide for coastal protection and livelihood needs of local populations.
While another $22 million of potential donor funding is in the pipeline for the FAO, $50 million is needed to enable the FAO to maintain and expand its technical assistance and direct support in line with the unmet needs of local fishers and farmers to restore their self-reliance and dignity.
usinfo.state.gov /gi/Archive/2005/Jun/27-742302.html   (769 words)

  
 FAO official says organic farming can reduce hunger, environmental damage
Caught between the two diametrically opposed systems, the FAO, committed to eradicating hunger, sees the potential benefits of GM crops in terms of boosting yields to feed the poor, but insists that all precautions must be taken to ensure safety.
An FAO document, made available to Reuters, said: ``Conventional systems of production have generated high environmental costs in many cases, and the ir reliance upon externally supplied inputs creates barriers to access amongst the poorest segments of the population.
FAO officials estimate that organic food production is increasing by at least 20 percent a year in Western Europe as consumers worried over highly publicised food scares seek guarantees of food safety.
www.purefood.org /Organic/FAO.cfm   (620 words)

  
 United Nations System in Serbia & Montenegro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In collaboration with Republican and Federal Ministries, FAO initiated the coordination of NGOs and donors involved in agriculture with Government.
FAO has established an integrated food security information system utilising existing information, based on standardized and expanded methodologies that will be integrated with the national, regional and international systems.
Over the past two years, the focus of the FAO programme has concentrated on the identification and delivery of programmes designed to rehabilitate the agricultural sector by assisting and educating farmers in new skills and technology to promote enterprise diversification, and group activities to strengthen their economic performance in a market led environment.
www.un.org.yu /agencies/fao.htm   (256 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Crisis in the Horn of Africa: FAO asks for more than $30 million emergency ...
FAO estimates that up to three million cattle, calves and milking cows have already died because of the current drought, in some areas up to 90 percent of the total.
FAO asked donors to finance a $11.4 million emergency programme, of which around $10.5 million will be spent on emergency assistance to recover livestock production.
The FAO appeal will be integrated into the joint UN Emergency Appeal for the Drought in the Horn of Africa, to be published in early June.
www.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/480fa8736b88bbc3c12564f6004c8ad5/79015a246099cb1dc12568f000413a66?OpenDocument   (683 words)

  
 DelcoTimes - FAO Schwarz owner files for bankruptcy
FAO said those businesses will be liquidated if they can’t be sold, and the Zany Brainy business already was being liquidated.
FAO had filed for bankruptcy protection in January, succeeded in selling $30 million in convertible preferred stock and borrowing $77 million, and emerged from bankruptcy April 23.
FAO said it hired a joint venture of the Buxbaum Group, in Calabasas, Calif.; SB Capital Group, in Columbus, Ohio; and Tiger Capital Group, in Boston, to conduct clearance sales.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=1675&dept_id=18177&newsid=10617835&PAG=461&rfi=9   (685 words)

  
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The parent of the 141-year-old FAO Schwarz stores said it's on its way to bankruptcy for the second time in a year after creditors pulled the plug and further financing couldn't be found.
If FAO Schwarz survives the holiday season intact, Roizen said a second chance at repositioning as the higher echelon of toys and toy-shopping experiences for children is key to a longer life.
FAO and Saks inked a deal last summer to sell select FAO Schwarz toys in the department stores -- a move that follows similar exclusive arrangements other department stores have made with designer and high-end labels.
www.marketwatch.com /News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={A6D2D848-9E61-407F-A050-8AD569F81C09}&siteid=mktw   (1089 words)

  
 ToolBox: Food & Agriculture Organization
Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.
We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.
www.greenfacts.org /links/site-boxes/fao.htm   (95 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - FAO to sell FAO Schwarz stores in NY, Las Vegas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FAO said its sale to VGACS Acquisition, agreed to Wednesday according to a court filing, includes the FAO Schwarz store in Las Vegas' Forum Shops, FAO Schwarz's Internet and catalog businesses, intellectual property rights, clock towers and other fixtures.
FAO said it will seek bankruptcy court approval for procedures to approve the FAO Schwarz sale, or a better offer, by about Jan. 22, 2004.
FAO said it will sell these stores' inventory, and that the buyer plans to spend about six months remodeling the stores, and then reopening them by next summer under the FAO Schwarz name.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/retail/2003-12-26-fao-sells_x.htm   (672 words)

  
 IFA - Cooperation - FAO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FAO and IFA have produced a number of joint publications that discuss the importance of balanced plant nutrition and provide technical information to help farmers improve their yields and the fertility of the soil.
This groundbreaking event was warmly received by the attending governments and clearly demonstrated FAO's desire to stimulate its dialogue with civil society actors.
FAO is the Task Manager for two of the chapters in Agenda 21 (the final document of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro), and IFA had the opportunity - again through IAFN - to contribute to the Task Manager's reports that FAO prepared for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002 in Johannesburg).
www.fertilizer.org /ifa/cooperation_fao.asp   (355 words)

  
 FAO Schwarz Parent Files for Chapter 11
FAO (FAOO:Nasdaq - news - commentary - research - analysis), the parent company of toy retailer FAO Schwarz, has filed for reorganization in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
FAO hopes to emerge from bankruptcy by the second quarter, the company said.
FAO also announced last month that it would close up to 70 stores, 55 of them being Zany Brainy outlets.
www.thestreet.com /_tsclsii/stocks/troywolverton/10062436.html   (245 words)

  
 NO EVIDENCE OF H5N1 INFLUENZA IN SWINE IN VIET NAM –- FAO
BANGKOK/ROME, 6 February (FAO) -- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday that it had no evidence at this stage that swine were involved in transmission of the H5N1 influenza virus and the spread of the avian influenza epidemic.
The FAO will continue to monitor and investigate the situation closely and will inform countries if there is any reason to believe that the situation is changing.
The FAO recommends that all illnesses that could suggest influenza infection in swine should be reported to the national authorities and thoroughly investigated.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2004/SAG220.doc.htm   (378 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Food and Agriculture Organization
The FAO was founded in 1945 in Quebec City, Canada.
As of November 25, 2000, it had 181 members (180 states and the European Union, List of FAO members).
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=FAO   (231 words)

  
 FAO
Dedicated to the task of preventing hunger and malnutrition in the world, the "FAO" is concerned with improving the efficiency of world food production and distribution, and bettering the conditions of rural populations.
Since then the FAO has encouraged governments to use their coinage for this educational purpose.
For the first time, Israel is taking part in the FAO International Coin Program and is joining over 50 other countries in marking the 50th Anniversary of the FAO.
www.commem.com /prod07si19.htm   (375 words)

  
 FAO | Organic Agriculture Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
FAO has identified organic agriculture as one of its Priority Areas for Interdisciplinary action.
The medium term objectives of Organic Agriculture Programme (OAP) are to support FAO member nations by increasing their capacity to effectively produce, handle, process, inspect, certify and market organic foods.
www.fao.org.in   (450 words)

  
 FAO
FAO estimates the number of chronically undernourished and hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa at 185.9 million or 34 per cent of the population.
Part of the reason could be that many African farmers are still using bucket-lifting technologies, which are slow, cumbersome and labour intensive to irrigate very small plots of land, FAO said.
Another advantage of treadle pumps is that they do not contribute to the depletion of valuable ground water resources, according to the FAO report.
www.ipsnews.net /fao/waterpumps.shtml   (790 words)

  
 ENB @ The Seventeenth Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry
ENB @ The Seventeenth Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry
On the final day of COFO17, the Committee heard from Patrick Durst, FAO, on the forest sector's contribution of to post-tsunami reconstruction and rehabilitation (COFO 2005/9), and engaged in a short discussion on this issue.
The Committee then adopted the report of the session and scheduled the next COFO session for 12-16 March 2007 to be held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
www.iisd.ca /FAO/COF17   (223 words)

  
 Prank Phone Calls to FAO Schwarz, The World's Most Expensive Toy Store
I have to say that the FAO Schwarz customer service reps are some of the most polite I've ever pranked; it's almost impossible to get them to hang up on you.
FAO: OK. If there's anything else I can do for you, I thank you for calling FAO Schwarz, and you have a nice evening.
FAO: I don't think they would have anything like that, because FAO Schwarz does not...
www.zug.com /pranks/faoschwarz/index02.html   (598 words)

  
 FAO in Vietnam
Some 70 % of people live in rural areas and this situation will be maintained for long, despite rapid urbanisation.
Since then FAO has provided technical assistance and advice to the Government, and has been involved in the implementation of some 400 projects in the areas of sustainable agricultural development, food security and nutrition, forestry and fisheries.
FAO Representation in Viet Nam, No. 3 Nguyen Gia Thieu, Hanoi
www.fao.org.vn   (187 words)

  
 ZUG: Comedy Articles: Prank Call to FAO Schwarz
FAO Schwarz, the famous upscale toy retailer, was forced to declare bankruptcy a few years ago, due to competition from discount toy retailers like Toys R Us and Wal-Mart.
FAO: OK, well, it is supposed to be a playhouse, it's not supposed to be a place for children to live.
I don't care how well dressed they are, I don't think FAO Schwarz should be endorsing premarital sex for the under 10 crowd, I don't care how waspy they are.
www.zug.com /gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&thread_id=60121   (881 words)

  
 ARTEMIS/AGROMET - Software tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FAO ARTEMIS and AGROMET activities over recent years have included participation in the development of a number of software packages and databases that are in the public domain.
WinDisp - was developed by the same programmers as a Windows version of IDA but it has grown considerably in scope and functionality.
COKRIGING - One of the recommendations of an expert advisory meeting on databases at FAO was to “inventory, collect, standardize and disseminate procedures used in agrometeorology, together with guidelines on their use in the solution of agrometeorological and agroclimatic applications”.
metart.fao.org /T_I/GBR/Tools/EToolsMa.htm   (618 words)

  
 CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.
The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
FAO and WHO will be convening a number of side events during the 29th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission which may be of interest to delegates.
www.codexalimentarius.net   (318 words)

  
 Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
FAO was not found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
FAO was found in the Dictionnaire Cambridge Klett Compact in the following entries:
FAO was found in the Diccionario Cambridge Klett Compact in the following entries:
dictionary.cambridge.org /results.asp?dict=B&searchword=FAO   (67 words)

  
 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
It has come to the notice of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that a number of organizations or programmes claim to be acting on its behalf and are misusing its name and logo in that connection.
FAO wishes to advise the public in unconditional terms that it does not sponsor any organizations or programmes which, through website postings or otherwise, claim to be acting on its behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel.
FAO assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities of such organizations or programmes.
www.fao.org   (226 words)

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