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Sustainable Livestock Management For Poverty Alleviation and Food Security

Sustainable Livestock Management For Poverty Alleviation and Food Security

By K van't Hooft, ETC Foundation, The Netherlands, T Wollen, Livestock Advocacy, Heifer International, USA, D Bhandari, Heifer International, USA

April 2012 / Hardback / 208 Pages / 9781845938277 £39.99 / €55.00 / $65.00
With 10% online discount: £35.99 / €49.50 / $58.50
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Main Description

Good animal husbandry practices and animal health are vital for people living in poorer countries. This practical learning manual is a realistic guide for those who are responsible for training farmers in poor countries, taking into account traditional farming systems, existing inputs and resources, sustainable farming initiatives and advising on the right approaches to training. The overall aims are to improve the condition and health of livestock in poor countries and the lives of the people in these countries.

  • I: Introduction
  • 1: Trends in the Livestock Sector
  • 2: Livestock Development Approaches
  • 3: Methodologies, Organisations and Networks in Endogenous Livestock Development
  • 4: Differentiating Four Livestock Production Systems
  • 5: Livestock Keeping Systems and Poverty
  • 6: Characteristics of Smallholder Low-Input & Diversified Livestock Keeping
  • 7: Characteristics of Smallholder More Specialized Livestock Keeping
  • 8: Changing from Smallholder Low-Input & Diversified to More Specialized Livestock Keeping
  • 9: Recommendations for Optimising Smallholder Low-Input & Diversified Livestock Keeping
  • 10: Recommendations for Optimising Smallholder More Specialized Livestock Keeping
  • 11: Finding Pathways to Markets
  • 12: Challenges and Best Practices in Livestock Development Support
'As a learning guide, this book is well-researched and comprehensive and has used the effective formatting of commencing each chapter with an itemized list of learning goals while the texts are organized in short paragraphs that are strategically interspersed with boxes, sketches, figures and graphs, presented in contrasting but subtle colour coding. All these enhance its appeal and accessibility and make it an indispensable tool for livestock development programming at all levels.' – Ajuruchukwu Obi, International Journal of Agricultural Management, Volume 2, Issue 2
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