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
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.
Researchers and students in animal production, food security and related subjects.
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 Poverty6. 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
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