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A broad arch of deforestation spans the lower Brazilian Amazon, cutting through the State of Mato Grosso. At the forest frontier, varied traditions of family farming are being adapted by migrant settlers of diverse origins. The forceful expansion of soybean plantations led by global markets is displacing family farms or incorportating them into out-growing schemes. Commodity plantations are pushing cattle ranching further into the forests. ...
Series: FAO Animal health manualsContagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a well-known scourge of cattle in Africa and elsewhere. On entering previously uninfected populations, it often causes an explosive epidemic with a high mortality. In endemic situations, the disease is known for its insidious spread and debilitating effects on production. The difficulties experienced in diagnosing and combating the disease make it all the more
A guide to the application of Cleaner Production to the meat processing industry, with a focus on the slaughtering of cattle and pigs at abattoirs. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of meat processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.
Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.