This compendium of best practices brings together practical ecologically sound and nutrition-sensitive approaches to improving the productivity of backyard, community and family farms.

The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook. But the two organisations warn of the need to be vigilant as the probability of a major price swing remains high.

This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries. The project briefs demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived.

Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new FAO report on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa.

Climate change in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) is projected to have significant impacts, including rising sea-levels, more violent tropical cyclones and droughts. Fish stocks in the tropical regions of the Pacific are expected to be directly affected by any changes that may occur in the ocean’s ecosystem.

FPP has produced a new report presenting the outcomes of preliminary research on the practice of traditional occupations in indigenous and local communities.

This report examines market and performance trends of the nine most prevalent seafood certification schemes, including the Marine Stewardship Council, GLOBAL G.A.P. and Friend of the Sea. The report finds that in 2015 demand from big retailers and restaurant chains pushed suppliers to certify a catch valued at $11.5 billion USD.

The commercial shrimp culture was introduced in late 1990s and reaching a peak in 1994 and thereafter it was suddenly declined in the Andhra Pradesh. The series of white spot disease outbreaks, lack of quality seed and feed, problems in quality brood stock, increased cost of production on account of feed, labour and the mandatory certificates requirements are suggested to be some of the important factors leading to the production decline. While majority of the output comes from Andhra Pradesh, particularly the East Godavari West Godavari, Krishna and Nellore districts.

The publication is an important outputs of regional activity under the regional initiative on sustainable intensification of aquaculture for blue growth in Asia-Pacific. This publication is a very important information and knowledge product on sustainable intensification of aquaculture.

DEHRADUN: It was hard work acknowledged for Preeti Handa Kakkar, a Doon professor who recently bagged the "Young scientist award" for her work presented on how fish health and aquatic life is distu

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