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  • 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 keepers. Guardians of biodiversity

    Livestock keepers. Guardians of biodiversity

    FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 167Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfill an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security. But in addition, by sustaining animals on natural vegetation and as part of local ecosystems,

  • Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    In the light of continuing research and technology development, the process of producing improved varieties, clones, breeds and stains of agriculturally important species is continuously becoming more accurate, reliable and efficient. Today, molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS) is the core technology involved for increasing the rate of genetic gain in crops, livestock, forestry and farmed fish.This book, through a multidisciplinary

  • People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    Domestic animal diversity is being lost at an alarming rate. Worldwide, local livestock breed are being crossed or replaced with higher-yielding animals. In collaboration with livestock communities, research centres, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, FAO identified and documented 13 case studies, presented in this publication, on how communities manage their local animal genetic resources.These cases studies

  • Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Series: Integrated Crop ManagementThis publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of the soil is exhausted; this leads to yet more forest clearing. Integrated crop-livestock zer

  • Working with Farmer Innovators

    Working with Farmer Innovators

    For centuries, farmers have developed technological innovations, to produce improved crops, livestock, tools and machinery and manage their resources in a sustainable manner. Yet in many countries, this kind of intuitive experimentation remains untapped, and farmers receive scant credit for their contributions. This handbook is a training tool written and presented in a practical, hands-on style, the manual aims to show how stimulating and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ProceedingsThis Consultation included talks by experts on the overview of world protein needs and supply; scientific aspects of protein nutrition of farm animals; local protein resources and supplementation for livestock production; the agricultural alternatives for the production of increased supplies of protein feeds from oilseeds, legumes and by-products; and innovative developments in the pro

  • Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important role in human society, and in mixed farming systems in particular. This document presents a sample of technologies for livestock keeping in rural mixed crop-livestock farming systems from different parts of the world, with emphasis on describing the livestock production systems in the traditional sector and identifying constraints. Suggestions for improving produ

  • WinDASI user manual (with CD-ROM) (En)

    WinDASI user manual (with CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: Training Materials for Agricultural PlanningThe WinDASI software performs financial and economic analyses of agricultural and rural activities in a multi-period context. It provides a framework to organise input - output data, unit prices and investment by activity and time period. It allows flexible aggregations of different activities and performs most of the calculations required in benefit-cost analysis. It computes: total i