Livestock Books

  • In vitro screening of plant resources for extra-nutritional attributes in ruminants: nuclear and related methodologies

    The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive guide to the methods involved in collecting, preparing and screening plants for bioactive properties for manipulating key ruminal fermentation pathways and against gastrointestinal pathogens. The manual will better equip the reader with methodological approaches to initiate screening programmes ...

  • Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production. An alternative interpretation (English)

    Series: FAO Readings in EthicsThis essay explores key features of the intensification of animal production in relation to animal welfare and animal ethics. It looks at some traditional ethical ideas about animal care in order to help explain why the intensification of animal production has become such a prominent social and ethical issue. It ...

  • Guidance for packing, shipping, holding and release of sterile flies in area-wide fruit fly control programmes (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThere has been little harmonization of the processes involved in the handling and release of sterile insects after production in mass rearing facilities. There are no standard guidelines available to transfer this technology to FAO or IAEA member countries that want to embark on sterile insect ...

  • The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe

    The book explores urban dynamics in post-socialist Europe 15 years after the fall of communism. The ‘urban mosaic’ metaphor expresses the complexity, diversity and uniqueness of the processes and spatial outcomes in post-socialist cities. The book examines the urban development and the policy and planning processes that have resulted from the ...

  • The lowland grasslands of central and eastern Europe

    Grasslands are an overlooked and poorly protected habitat even though semi-natural and managed grassland covers 10-20% of most central and eastern European countries. As agriculture intensifies, the extent of these already scattered sites and their species richness is declining. This report brings together information on the status, distribution, ...

  • Desk Study on the Environment in Iraq

    This Desk Study has been prepared by UNEP as a contribution to tackling the immediate post-coflict humanitarian situation in Iraq, and the subsequent rebuilding of the country's shattered infrastructure, economy and environment. It is intended for a wide audience and includes information likely to be of value to many of the stakeholders involved ...

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional ...

  • Grassland Invertebrates

    Grasslands comprise more than a quarter of the Earth's land surface. In addition to supporting a wide range of vertebrates such as domestic livestock and a variety of games species, grassland is the natural habitat for a wide range of invertebrate species, and this book considers those which occur in grassland and their impact on soil ...

  • Seeking a Richer Harvest

    Subsistence intensification, innovation and change have long figured prominently in explanations for the development of social complexity among foragers and horticulturalists, and the rise of chiefly societies and archaic states, yet there is considerable debate over the actual mechanisms that promote these processes. Traditional approaches to the ...

  • Participatory Learning and Action 52: general issue

    Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.developing paralegal extension services in Cameroon;using PRA with disabled people to promote social inclusion in India;management innovations in government agricultural ...

  • Thrips Biology and Management

    ''The editors are to be congratulated in compiling this volume which should not be missing from the bookshelf of any thysanopterist, agronomist or entomologist, encountering this unusual but fascinating order of insects.'' --- Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1998 ...

  • Cool-Season Forage and Warm-Season (C4) Grasses Set

    Save! Buy the two-book set at additional savings! This set provide a complete grass reference for the classroom, practitioners, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and ...

  • Using fodder from trees and shrubs to feed livestock in the tropics - vol 42 (En)

    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 ...

  • Fatigue at Low Temperatue

    Contains basic and applied research results on the fatigue behavior of materials subjects to low temperature, both cryogenic and noncryogenic. Divided into two sections: • mechanisms and materials properties • spectrum loading, structures, and ...

  • Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding

    This important book covers economic evaluation of genetic differences in animals, determination of breeding goals within an economic context and economic evaluation of breeding programs. During the last 50 years there have been great advances made in the breeding of domesticated animal species. Most of this work has been achieved through ...

  • State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - in brief, (The) (En)

    Sustainable management of the world's livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. 'The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' (available in English, ISBN 978-92-5-105762-9) draws on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of ...

  • Pelican Man - A Video Documentary

    Spotbilled pelicans have been coming to breed in the village of Kokkare Bellur in Southern India for hundreds of years. However, numbers are falling drastically all over South Asia and the bird is now a candidate for the endangered species list. This 60 minute documentary explores the reasons for this decline and charts the ups and downs in a ...

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