Plant Production & Protection Division - AGP
Crop and Grassland Service - AGPC

Industrial Crops Group


We publish important crops information in book form.

Examples include:

We are preparing the new FAO publication on coconuts for press (1997), as well as the first FAO launch in Arabic (on jojoba).

* Previous publications include:

FAO Plant Production and Protection Papers

No. 29 Sesame: status and improvement. Proceedings of an Expert Consultation. Rome, 1981 (E) 203 pp. ISBN 92-5-101122-2
No. 30; Palm tissue culture: state of the art and its applications to the coconut, 1981 (E) 76 pp. ISBN 92-5-101133-8
No. 47; The sago palm, 1983 (E, F) 91 pp. ISBN 92-5-101425-6
No. 51; Handbook on jute, 1983 (E) 237 pp. ISBN 92-5-101459-0
No. 52; The Palmyrah palm: potential and perspectives, 1983 (E) 82 pp. ISBN 92-5-101472-8
No. 53/1 Selected medicinal plants 1984 (E) 99 pp. ISBN 92-5-10481-7
No. 57; Coconut, tree of life, 1984 (E, S) 456 pp. ISBN 92-5-102103-1
No. 66; Sesame and safflower: status and potentials, 1985 (E) 228 pp. ISBN 92-5-102306-9
No. 88; Jessenia and Oenocarpus: neotropical oil palms worthy of domestication, 1988 (E) 196 pp. ISBN 92-5-102676-9
Modern coconut management (**)
Handbook on jojoba (Ar **)


Other Papers and Publications

Palmeras poco utilizadas de America tropical, 1983
The development of the sago palm and its products, 1984
The Pejibaye palm, 1984



Newsletter of medicinal and aromatic plants (through 1991), and ICMAP Newsletter
Sesame and Safflower Newsletter

FAO Technical Papers can be purchased locally through FAO Sales Agents or directly from

Distribution and Sales Section,
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla,
00100 Rome,

For e-mail order: Publications-sales@FAO.ORG
Please note that publications in Chinese are only available on application to:
Scientech Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 30 Bashiqiao Lu, Xijao (west suburb), Beijing, 100081, China

Availability as of October 1996:

Ar - Arabic
C - Chinese
E - English
F - French
S - Spanish
Multil - Multilingual

* - Out of print
** - In preparation

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