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  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of

  • Higher value addition through hides and skins

    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 Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide advisory, business and technical ...

  • Livestock's long shadow. Environmental issues and options (En)

    Livestock's long shadow. Environmental issues and options (En)

    This report aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation. The assessment is based on the most recent and complete data available, taking into account direct impacts, along with the impacts of feed crop agriculture required for livestock production. The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the ...

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

    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 decision-making of its comparative advantages over alternative land uses. This paper argues that pastoralism ...

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

    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 (6) and Southwest Pacific (15). The CD-ROM contains text as well as many figures, tables and ...

  • Grasslands of the World

    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 main type. Grazing resources are more than simply edible herbage: many other factors have to

  • Grasslands: Developments, opportunities, perspectives (English)

    Grasslands: Developments, opportunities, perspectives (English)

    This book looks at significant current grassland problems and issues, and provides an insight into grassland productivity in diverse areas of the world, with their various production systems. There is a focus on recent technical advances and the prospects for further innovation, through twenty-one chapters by eminent grassland scientists, grouped into seven sections - forage germplasm; forage conservation; grass-based systems and organic ...

  • Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    The 2006 Livestock Report Highlights critical issues that arise from the globalisation of the Livestock sector. It is the first of a series that aims to stimulate broad debate, and to this end it covers a wide spectrum of topics. Five papers take a global perspective on various topics (including the management of transboundary animal diseases, the future of small-scale dairying, animal genetic resources...) and one takes a snapshot of t

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

    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 entails (privatisation of common rangelands), make Botswana’s experience an appealing example for policy ...

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

    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 cultural information on tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention and analyses it from several pers

  • The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    Small-scale family farming which has supported West Africans for thousands of years may be newly vulnerable under conditions of open, competitive global markets and processes of globalisation which transfer economic advantage to the rich nations. Since the early 1960s, long-term data series have evolved relating to many critical parameters of development. The purpose of this study is to examine some of the series relating to agriculture, with a ...

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

    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 scientific and practical information on the use of the cactus Opuntia as forage for livestock

  • PLA Notes 45: Community-based animal healthcare

    PLA Notes 45: Community-based animal healthcare

    Many of the more progressive recent developments in animal health have been focused around participatory epidemiology. For many, livestock is a source of food and income generation, and problems surrounding lack of access to veterinary services, drugs, and information can severely impact upon the quality of the animal healthcare available.This issue discusses community participation, policy, and institutional change. It highlights recen

  • African antelope database 1998

    African antelope database 1998

    Although most antelope species still exist in large numbers in sub-Saharan Africa (some in hundreds of thousands), up to three-quarters of the species are in decline. Threats to their survival arise from the rapid growth of human and livestock populations, with consequent degradation and destruction of natural habitats, and excessive offtake by meat hunters. In addition, some parts of Africa are mow almost completely devoid of large wild animals ...

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

    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 veterinary services during animal disease emergencies, early warning and early reaction continge

  • RRA Notes 20: Livestock

    RRA Notes 20: Livestock

    Includes the following articles: ~Editorial: PRA and Livestock Development: Some Challenges - Cathy Watson and Adrian Cullis. ~Methods: ~1. A Review of PRA Methods for Livestock Research and Development - Kate Kirsopp-Reed. ~Case Studies: Animal Health: ~2. Ethnoveterinary Question List - Barbara Grandin and John Young. ~3. Planning a Community Animal Health Care Programme in Afghanistan - Tim Leyland. ~4. Seasonal Disease Incidence in the ...