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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

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    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. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    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. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    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. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • Maintaining quality of food and feed grain through trade and processing (English)

    Maintaining quality of food and feed grain through trade and processing (English)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet describes the causes of these potential losses and illustrates actions that should be undertaken to prevent or remedy them. It assumes that grain and grain products, including flour and animal feed, have reached the first point in the marketing chain after leaving the farm. The situation of transit storage and long-term storage is considered, and millers, traders and feed

  • On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet is directed at the farm situation, providing advice that can be used to avoid mycotoxin contamination before food leaves the farm. The booklet describes what mycotoxins are, how they are produced and how to recognise signs of their presence. It provides advice to enable farmers to minimise the risk from mould contamination whilst the crop is growing, during harvest and thr

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Setting up and running a school garden. A manual for teachers, parents and communities (English)

    Setting up and running a school garden. A manual for teachers, parents and communities (English)

    Adequate nutrition and education are key to the development of children and their future livelihoods. The reality facing millions of children, however, is that these essentials are far from being met. Schools can make an important contribution to countries' efforts to overcome hunger and malnutrition, and school gardens can help to improve the nutrition and education of children and their families in both rural and urban areas.FAO promo

  • 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

  • Aquaculture development. 1. Good aquaculture feed manufacturing practice (En)

    Aquaculture development. 1. Good aquaculture feed manufacturing practice (En)

    Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThe guidelines in this series were compiled for FAO in support of Article 9 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) concerning Aquaculture Development, and in particular in support of Article 9.4.3 of the CCRF concerning the selection and use of feeds and additives. The guidelines cover a range of issues, ranging from ingredient purchasing, processing, bulk storag

  • Know to move, move to know. Ecological knowledge and herd movement strategies among the Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger (En)

    Know to move, move to know. Ecological knowledge and herd movement strategies among the Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger (En)

    The present case study sets out the vital role that local knowledge plays in conserving biodiversity and ecosystems function in semi-arid rangelands. This study describes in detail the activities of the Wodaabe nomads, who strive to promote the prosperity of their herds through pastoral mobility and labour. The latter comprises many tasks such as driving animals to graze, watering animals at wells, feeding them minerals, searching for ...

  • Genetic resources of common carp at the Fish Culture Research Institute, Szarvas, Hungary (En)

    Genetic resources of common carp at the Fish Culture Research Institute, Szarvas, Hungary (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersCommon carp is one of the oldest cultured and most domesticated fish in the world, and is a very adaptable species in both the wild and in culture coditions. The genetic resources of common carp maintained at the Fish Culture Research Institute in Szarvas, Hungary, are described in this paper. The genetic improvement of common carp in Hungary started in 1962. Five main features were evaluated that d

  • Undernourishment and economic growth. The efficiency cost of hunger (En)

    Undernourishment and economic growth. The efficiency cost of hunger (En)

    Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersThis paper investigates the relationship between nutrition and economic growth at the aggregate level by examining the magnitude of the effects of undernourishment on economic growth and identifying the channels of transmission of such effects (direct effects on productivity and via impacts on health). In addition to this basic relationship, a number of other important relationships are

  • Silage making in the tropics with particular emphasis on smallholders (En)

    Silage making in the tropics with particular emphasis on smallholders (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersSilage has always been an integral component of temperate feeding systems worldwide, as a means to ensure year-round feed supply for high production animals. However, its use in the tropics has been restricted to isolated cases, usually involving higher-return enterprises and, in particular, the dairy industry. What are the reasons for its apparent lack of application in the tropics? The