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  • Adding values to livestock diversity. Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods

    Adding values to livestock diversity. Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods

    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

  • 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

  • Capacity building to implement good animal welfare practices. Report of the FAO Expert Meeting - FAO Headquarters (Rome) - 30 September - 3 October 2

    Capacity building to implement good animal welfare practices. Report of the FAO Expert Meeting - FAO Headquarters (Rome) - 30 September - 3 October 2

    Animal welfare is recognized as highly relevant to success in international development. It is integral to programmes to improve animal health, to develop livestock productions, to respond to natural disasters where animals are involved, and to improve the fit between the genetic constitution of animals and the environments in which they are kept. FAO has therefore decided to give more explicit and strategic attention to animal welfare and to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Egg marketing. A guide for the production and sale of eggs (En)

    Egg marketing. A guide for the production and sale of eggs (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis new guide provides information and advice to those concerned with the production and sale of eggs in developing countries with an emphasis on marketing, i.e. producing in order to meet market demand. Augmenting the production of laying chickens and improving farmers' returns by effective production planning and marketing will improve farm incomes, and will help to meet the nutritional need

  • 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 ...

  • Review of basic food policies 2002 (+CD-ROM) (En)

    Review of basic food policies 2002 (+CD-ROM) (En)

    The aim of the "Review of basic food policies' is to present, in one volume, major changes in national and international policies relevant to basic food commodities. This issue covers developments implemented in 2001-2002 in production, consumption, marketing and trade policies for cereals, oilcrops and livestock products. A fully searchable Market Access Browser is provided in the enclosed CD-ROM.

  • 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

  • Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication deals with the study of extensive grazing lands and forage production systems and the assessment of grassland conditions and productivity. Although a complex subject, it is a very necessary one for the correct management of grazing lands and the design and execution of projects to improve sustainable extensive livestock production and enhance the living standards of trad

  • Livestock keeping in urban areas. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Livestock keeping in urban areas. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important but variable role in both rural and urban societies. At the request and with the support of the Japanese Government, FAO has compiled experiences of livestock keeping from different parts of the world, categorized by production systems, to make it easier for interested people to select ideas for their own conditions. This document presents a sample of such techno

  • 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

  • Prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases - vol 133 (En)

    Prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases - vol 133 (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThe objectives of FAO's Special Programme, EMPRES, (i.e. Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases) which complements the Special Programme on Food Security, are in conformity with the World Food Summit Plan of Action. The Livestock-Diseases Component of EMPRES has set up an international panel of experts to provide technical advice and review activit

  • 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 ...