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Cotton, very close up

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CNR-ISMAC, Biella, Italia

Micrographs of 18 plant and animal natural fibres...

IYNF in Australia

FAO's Director-General, Jacques Diouf, joined the Australian wool and cotton industries in celebrating IYNF in Sydney. More...

New video

How Andean herders are adapting to changes in the global market for alpaca fibre.

New publication

FAO and the Common Fund for Commodities have published the proceedings of a symposium on natural fibres. Download here or request a printed copy from IYNF-2009@fao.org

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Welcome

International Year of Natural Fibres

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FAO/CFC/NZTE
• Why natural fibres?
Hugo van Tilborg

Natural fibres are important not only to producers and industry, but to consumers and the environment. Why natural? Five good reasons...

• Focus on jute
FAO

Dubbed the "golden fibre", jute is one of nature's strongest vegetable fibres and ranks second only to cotton in terms of production quantity. Discover jute...

• Fibre people
Don Moore

She's founder and publisher of Wild Fibers Magazine, "the National Geographic of the fibre world". Meet Linda Cortright, fibre person...

• Get them now!
Giancarlo de Pol

Free and ready to print: The IYNF T-shirt, factsheets, poster and brochure. See Media resources...

Contact us to get involved:

IYNF Coordinating Unit
Trade and Markets Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39 06 57054495
E-mail: IYNF-2009@fao.org