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Cover for The pomegranate: botany, production and uses.

This is the first comprehensive book covering the botany, production, processing, health and industrial uses of the pomegranate (Punica granatum). This book provides information on how to increase yields and improve short- and medium-term grower profitability and sustainability. It covers practices ...

ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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Cover for International issues.

Globalization and global issues affect all animals, particularly those kept primarily for monetary reasons. This contributes to internationalism: activity by individuals or groups on an international basis, including sharing of information. We discuss the impacts on animal welfare of the increasing ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Huertas, S. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horizons and prospects - a role for WPSA?

This chapter discusses the role of World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in the different areas of poultry production such as breeding, genetics, nutrition, feed supply, biosecurity, removal of antibiotics, introduction of phytase, the Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crises and future...

Author(s)
Fisher, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for A brief history of conservation agriculture.

This chapter presents a brief history on the development of conservation agriculture and its importance in achieving sustainable and profitable agriculture by improving livelihoods of farmers through the application of minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and rotations. The negative...

Author(s)
Idol, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic potential of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for tribal farmers in the hill region of Nepal.

This chapter (1) assesses the socio-economic status and existing agriculture systems of Nepalese tribal farmers; (2) estimates and compares the crop yields, cost of production, labour requirements, and profitability of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for these farmers; and (3)...

Author(s)
Paudel, B.; Chan, C.; Pradhan, A.; Reed, B. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A possible pathway for developing formal seed potato production in sub-Saharan Africa: a case of Uganda National Seed Potato Producers' Association (UNSPPA).

Seed accounts for 40-50% of the cost in potato production, however, it is one of the most neglected inputs among smallholder potato farmers in sub-Saharan Africa partly due to lack of awareness, poverty, subsistence agriculture and seed inadequacy. Recognizing this, the potato programme of the...

Author(s)
Kakuhenzire, R.; Tindimubona, S.; Kashaija, I. N.; Lemaga, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding and genetics.

Understanding the fundamental concepts of inheritance, sources of genetic variation and breeding systems is crucial for effective and profitable beef cattle production systems. There are many opportunities for selection across breeds, and across family lines within breeds. There can be huge...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter

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