FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 168Many local livestock breeds and minor species are in decline and may be lost because they cannot compete with high-yielding exotic breeds. Conserving these breeds is important: many have unique traits, such as hardiness and disease resistance, that are vital for future livestock production. One way to help ensure their survival may be to sell products from these breeds to high-value, speciali
Animal Genetic Resouces Information # 45To contribute to the International Year of Natural Fibres, AGRI is publishing this special issue on animal-fibre products. The range of fibre-providing animal species extends from rabbits to old- and new-world camelids, goats and sheep. - En tant que contribution à l' "Année internationale des fibres naturelles", AGRI publie ce numéro spécial sur les fibres d'origine animale. L'éventail des espèce
Small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, fit well into smallholder farming systems: cheap to buy and maintain, easy to work with and to market, they are widely distributed throughout the world, but policy-makers and administrators tend to overlook their contributions to the economy and rural and peri-urban livelihoods. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide advisory, ...
This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of rearing dairy goats. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.
Series: FAO Animal health manualsPeste des petits ruminants - also known as goat plague - is posing an increasing threat to food security in Africa and Asia. Because of similarity with other diseases, diagnosis is not always straightforward. This manual aims at making all concerned with the health of small animals aware of this disease and recognize it rapidly when it occurs. The text has been kept at a basic level for use by non-veteri
Wild caprinae, including sheep and goats, are an extremely valuable group of mammals. While most live in mountains, some inhabit desert grasslands, tropical forests or even arctic tundra. They range in size from the 30kg goral to the 350kg musk ox and display a variety of horn shapes and sizes as well as coat and body coloration. They are highly prized by hunters on account of their horns and their coats. Today, despite their important domestic ...
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.