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Cover for Gender and climate change adaptation in livestock production in Tunisia.

This section begins by examining the pattern of women's involvement in livestock livelihoods, and ownership and control of assets (mainly land and livestock) in the study areas. The discussion then moves to changes in gender roles; changes related to climate change; implications and coping...

Author(s)
Najjar, D.; Baruah, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate-driven livestock management shifts and tick populations.

Climate change can affect all aspects of the tick life cycle, from altering host distributions to modulating tick development and survival. This expert opinion focuses on how humans can greatly affect tick populations via livestock management. This is likely to occur through at least three...

Author(s)
Titcomb, G.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm animal welfare in the Nigerian context.

This chapter covers ways to improve livestock in low-income areas such as Nigeria with the help of its government overcoming various challenges. Highlights focused on case studies which includes: better welfare practices for polo horses; training farmers on good animal welfare practices; and how to ...

Author(s)
Aworh-Ajumobi, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247237)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why is agricultural animal welfare important? The social and ethical context.

This chapter describes the different concepts of animal welfare, welfare problems caused by a loss of animal husbandry principles, production diseases and pathologies, the importance of the animal's innate nature and the welfare and ethical issues that animal scientists and veterinarians must...

Author(s)
Rollin, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of good stockmanship and its benefits to animals.

This chapter describes the role of good stockmanship on the improvement of animal welfare, the detrimental effects of fear on productivity, the importance of positive attitudes towards animals for improving both welfare and productivity; how to train stockpeople to have more positive attitudes and...

Author(s)
Rushen, J.; Passillé, M. de
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.

This chapter describes how standards implemented by major meat buyers can be used to improve welfare, how different marketing systems can either improve welfare or make it worse, how to use incentive payments to improve welfare, the negative effects of biological overload of an animal on its...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal care and welfare: practical approaches for achieving change.

This chapter addresses the implementation of knowledge to improve animal care and welfare. Topics include the use of animal-based measurements to motivate farmers to reduce lameness and other welfare problems; how to use social marketing methods and innovation methods to promote improvements on the ...

Author(s)
Whay, H. R.; Mullan, S.; Main, D. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical considerations for the use of precision livestock farming to improve animal welfare.

This chapter provides general concepts and definitions important for an understanding of precision livestock farming (PLF) and how PLF can improve animal welfare.

Author(s)
Siegford, J. M.; Wurtz, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247886)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics and policy research at ILRI, 1975-2018.

This chapter looks at the livestock policy and economics research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which have focused on the following problems: (i) the historical problem of supply response; (ii)...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M.; Staal, S.; McIntire, J.; Ehui, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of ILRI research on gender.

This chapter discusses the evolution of gender research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, and in the context of CGIAR. It then reviews the impact of ILRI's gender research in a number of areas including development, science, capacity and policy.

Author(s)
Hill, C.; Haan, N. de; Galiè, A.; Njiru, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
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