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Cover for Farm animal welfare: the future.

Science can help us understand what animals want and economics can provide the understanding of human motivation needed to deliver such wants. In our view, what needs further development in future is for economics and information/communication science and technology to channel awareness into...

Author(s)
Stott, A.; Ahmadi, B. V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Goat products supply chains.

This chapter deals with the supply chain management of diversified products derived from goats (e.g. goat milk, goat meat and transgenic goat products). In addition, the chapter explains how supply chain management serves as a baseline for information for the government, private sector and industry ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic diversity in the agro- industrial era: what is at risk?

This chapter focuses on the long-standing debate regarding the balance between the commercial agro-industrial model that dominates in advanced industrial democracies and the more traditional cultivation of plants and animals using age-old techniques, knowledge, landrace seeds and animals. The...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an introduction to the book and outlines the scope of the book. The importance of matching species to site; the provenance of trees; climate change and its effects; the composition of British forests in the 2000s; developments in British forests since 1990; and attitudes to...

Author(s)
Savill, P. S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

A review on the impact of integrating nutritional programmes with housing systems, and genotypes on the performance and profitability of an organic poultry farming system was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Silvopastoral systems in Patagonia, Argentina.

This chapter establishes that silvopastoral systems may be an economical, ecological and social productive alternative in Patagonia. The forestry potential for introduced fast growing species in this area and the actual policies that encourage this activity open the possibility for silvopastoral...

Author(s)
Peri, P. L.; Caballé, G.; Hansen, N. E.; Bahamonde, H. A.; Lencinas, M. V.; Müller, A. R. von; Ormaechea, S.; Gargaglione, V.; Soler, R.; Sarasola, M.; Rusch, V.; Borrelli, L.; Fernández, M. E.; Gyenge, J.; Tejera, L. E.; Lloyd, C. E.; Martínez Pastur, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter

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