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Cover for Systems states.

Fully integrated systems (e.g. butterfly biology systems) have a set of distinctive characteristics. Among these are self-regulation from feedbacks and regulator components, which lead to some form of homeostasis (equilibrium steady state) of the system. There are also typically lags in the system, ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction and background.

In this second edition of Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry, guidance for producers on nutrition and feeding practices that relate to the standards for certification of organic poultry were highlighted. Details on permitted feed ingredients, with an emphasis on those grown or available...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
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 Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated farming.

The livestock-fish farming system became more popular recently due to an increase in agricultural input costs and low output prices. Farmers see this system as an alternative way of reducing costs of production and increasing their incomes. More importantly, tilapia is the species considered to be...

Author(s)
Bhujel, R. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641362)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Beef cattle production systems.

This 323-paged textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems-based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimizing cattle production. The book has 14 chapters which includes (from 1-14): introduction to beef ...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book
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Cover for Rabbits for family and small farm development.

The purpose of this chapter is to identify various applications of small-scale rabbit production that can favorably impact family and community development and small farm profitability. Rabbits as a food production activity for the family, its potential for youth development, and other benefits of...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock development approaches.

This chapter discusses differences in livestock development focus. It describes the animal productivity paradigm versus the farm efficiency and integrated farming paradigm. Reasons for project failures in livestock development are then discussed. It is pointed out that climate change and food...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Methodologies, organizations and networks in endogenous livestock development.

This chapter first discusses the role of livestock in integrated agricultural systems and then the endogenous development concept, before describing endogenous livestock development (ELD). It then discusses methodologies to support ELD, and highlights some organizations and networks engaged in ELD...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock-keeping systems and poverty.

This chapter discusses: (i) livestock-keeping systems relevant to the poor; (ii) the role of livestock as part of integrated agricultural systems and households' strategy of risk minimization and diversification; (iii) the link between livestock and the most vulnerable groups, including women; (iv) ...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
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