livestock information Books

  • Large-scale Livestock Grazing

    One of the main objectives of nature conservation in Europe is to protect valuable cultural landscapes characterized by a mixture of open habitats and hedges, trees and patchy woodland (semi-open landscapes).The development of these landscapes during the past decades has been characterized by an ongoing intensification of land use on the one hand, ...

  • Locating Livestock: How Water Pollution Control Efforts Can Use Information from State Regulatory Programs Report

    This report analyzed whether and how animal facilities potentially subject to regulation could be located using data from existing state regulatory programs. The study outlines existing programs that deal with water pollution from animal facilities, and it describes pollution-control and other regulatory programs that generate lists of animal ...

  • Livestock development policies in the humid and sub-humid zones of sub-Saharan Africa

    Seminar proceedings, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 1996The main seminar topics were the factors involved in formulating livestock development policies, identifying information gaps in policy formulation, and promoting national and international consensus on resources utilisation, socio-economic policies and the institutional environment required for ...

  • Gulf Agriculture

    Agriculture in the Gulf region is fast developing and rapidly becoming more sophisticated with the latest farming technology. GULF AGRICULTURE, the only specialized magazine in English covers on a bimonthly basis all news relating to agriculture, horticulture, crop protection, irrigation, landscaping, and livestock farming in the Gulf ...

  • Grasslands of the World

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each ...

  • Socio-economic and cultural factors in the research and control of trypanosomiasis (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesAfrican animal trypanosomiasis affects the entire economy of livestock-agricultural production in vast zones of tsetse infested areas, and has, therefore, cultural and socio-economic implications on the day-to-day life of rural communities. This paper reviews a broad spectrum of socio-economic and ...

  • Manual on the preparation of national animal disease emergency preparedness plans (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsThe control and eradication of livestock diseases are primarily the responsibility of national governments whose executive for this purpose is the national veterinary service. This manual provides valuable information on the principles and coordination of animal diseases preparedness planning, organization of ...

  • Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Hides and skins from domestic livestock are potentially valuable agricultural products, especially suited for export. Their processing can provide employment and extra income for rural dwellers. This booklet outlines the opportunities for generating income by producing and trading hides and skins. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO ...

  • Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

    This book deals with arid and semi-arid environments and their classification, and the physiological restraints and adaptations of plants to the environment. Further, it discusses economic botany and the needs and methods of conserving economic plants. A broad view is taken regarding the definition of economic plants, taking into account their ...

  • Country Pasture Profiles. Detailed description of pasture and forage resources by country (CD-ROM) (English)

    This CD-ROM provides details about the pasture and forage resources of various countries in the context of relevant general, topographical, climatic and agro-ecological information with particular focus on livestock production systems. Profiles (80) are by region: Africa (20); Asia (14); Europe (14); Latin America and the Caribbean (11); Near East ...

  • Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersOpuntias are multipurpose plants that are increasingly being used in agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid areas and are considered a key component for the productivity and sustainability of these regions. This publication, initially printed in Santiago for field purposes, presents current ...

  • Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Ponds add value to farming activities: water form ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. Raising fish is an obvious use for a farm pound; it adds value to the water, and provides improved nutrition for farm families. This booklet provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder ...

  • Hog Manure Management, the Environment and Human Health

    The text provides a current look at how development of intensive livestock production, particularly hogs, has affected human health with respect to zoonotic diseases primarily transmitted by food but also by water, air and occupational activity. Lessons learned from the experience of those who have gone before are invaluable and are drawn together ...

  • The Western European Loess Belt

    This book deals with the early history of agriculture in a defined part of Western Europe: the loess belt west of the river Rhine. It is a well-illustrated book that integrates existing and new information, starting with the first farmers and ending when food production was no longer the chief source of livelihood for the entire population. The ...

  • Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Series: FAO review of agricultural commodity policiesThis is the first issue of a new series dealing with agricultural commodity policies. It includes the third review of policies that have influenced basic food commodity markets, covering 2003 and 2004, a period of particular interest as it coincides with the end of the implementation of the ...

  • Winners and Losers: Privatising the Commons in Botswana. Securing the Commons No. 9

    In recent years, the 'Botswana model' of rangeland policy has been heralded by many as a successful example of government intervention to improve the performance of the livestock sector. The simplicity of the theoretical assumptions underpinning the 'model' (the so-called 'tragedy of the commons' theory) and of the policy implications that it ...

  • Egg marketing. A guide for the production and sale of eggs (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis new guide provides information and advice to those concerned with the production and sale of eggs in developing countries with an emphasis on marketing, i.e. producing in order to meet market demand. Augmenting the production of laying chickens and improving farmers' returns by effective production ...

  • Pastoralism: drylands’ invisible asset? Developing a framework for assessing the value of pastoralism in East Africa

    Many policy makers in East Africa have preconceptions about the value of pastoralism as a land-use system believing it to be economically inefficient and environmentally destructive. Yet, this is not evidence-based. Not only is there no consensus on what is a dynamic economic model of pastoralism, no mechanisms exist to inform government ...

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