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Cover for Conclusions and future research.

This chapter provides an overview of the current research on different topics, and discuss the major outputs of the research work to identify the existing knowledge gaps. The focus will be on research gaps, aiming to stimulate new directions of research and innovation, possibly for the short and...

Author(s)
Flaishman, M. A.; Aksoy, U.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing. In...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pragmatics for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

This chapter draws on the Field Guide, as well as on a recent study of the boundary work of collaborating in cross-disciplinary and crosssector work, with added insights from literature on team science. Heeding the editors' mandate to focus on pragmatics, it depicts the 'how' of collaboration...

Author(s)
Klein, J. T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247886)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The microbiota-gut-brain axis in determining social behaviours of animals.

This chapter introduces the mechanisms through which microorganisms can influence animal welfare and how this knowledge can be used to keep animals physically and psychologically healthy. Genetics and genomics are well-established concepts in animal welfare sciences. Given the importance of...

Author(s)
Staaveren, N. van; Forsythe, P.; Eijk, J. A. J. van der; Fuchs, D.; Gostner, J. M.; Mindus, C.; Rodenburg, T. B.; Harlander, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247886)
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 Protecting intellectual property.

Technological innovations are important for driving economic growth and maintaining industrial competitiveness. They also can yield societal benefits, be favourable for the environment, and improve the human condition. This chapter describes the need for and the ways in which innovations such as...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Grant, K.; Shier, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fifty years of the green revolution and beyond.

This chapter reviews the history of the Green Revolution and discusses several lessons learnt regarding the challenges in implementing the Green Revolution technologies and the incomplete reduction of poverty and food insecurity. Indian agricultural research and development beyond the Green...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for scaling innovations for impact on smallholder farmers.

This chapter looks at the need for innovation in Indian agriculture, while also examining past initiatives, relevant experiences abroad, and the enabling environment for innovations. The need for outscaling of innovations in agriculture is then discussed, and some policies are proposed for...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
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