The information in this manual draws on FAO's analytical and field experience in food and agriculture, fisheries and forestry. It also taps FAO's unique expertise in such areas as the assessment of the global food supply and demand situation; the analysis of the impact of the WTO agreements on agricultural commodity markets, and on food security at the world, regional and national levels; the harmonization of international scientifically based and risk-assessed standards for food quality and safety through the Codex Alimentarius Commission (jointly with WHO); phytosanitary standards through the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC); and the conservation and utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture through the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), the only UN intergovernmental forum dealing with this subject matter. The manual also takes into account ongoing work of relevance to trade and natural resources management, as well as environmental and ethical concerns, such as the Code of Conduct on Responsible Fisheries, the International Code of Conduct for the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the Codex Code of Ethics for International Trade in Food, and the Draft Code of Conduct on Biotechnology. Although initially developed for government officials and specialists from academic and private sector institutions participating in these workshops, the material in this manual should also be of interest to those who are responsible for implementing the WTO agreements or who will be involved in the new negotiations. This set is comprised of 4 volumes and one booklet in a slipcase - not sold separately.