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Cover for A blank canvas: the world as it was in the mid-20th century.

This chapter describes the brief history and continuing progress of selection and breed development for desirable traits in livestock.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why is agricultural animal welfare important? The social and ethical context.

This chapter describes the different concepts of animal welfare, welfare problems caused by a loss of animal husbandry principles, production diseases and pathologies, the importance of the animal's innate nature and the welfare and ethical issues that animal scientists and veterinarians must...

Author(s)
Rollin, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of good stockmanship and its benefits to animals.

This chapter describes the role of good stockmanship on the improvement of animal welfare, the detrimental effects of fear on productivity, the importance of positive attitudes towards animals for improving both welfare and productivity; how to train stockpeople to have more positive attitudes and...

Author(s)
Rushen, J.; Passillé, M. de
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy, and other animal proteins.

This chapter discusses how grazing ruminants can be used to improve the environment, the principles of sustainability, animal welfare as a part of a sustainable system; development of supply chains where the origin of a meat product can be tracked and some programmes for renewable fuels that are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.

This chapter describes how standards implemented by major meat buyers can be used to improve welfare, how different marketing systems can either improve welfare or make it worse, how to use incentive payments to improve welfare, the negative effects of biological overload of an animal on its...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal care and welfare: practical approaches for achieving change.

This chapter addresses the implementation of knowledge to improve animal care and welfare. Topics include the use of animal-based measurements to motivate farmers to reduce lameness and other welfare problems; how to use social marketing methods and innovation methods to promote improvements on the ...

Author(s)
Whay, H. R.; Mullan, S.; Main, D. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future of animal welfare - technological innovations for individualized animal care.

This chapter discusses the new technological solutions that can solve problems in animal reproduction management, activity and location tracking, feed and feed management and health and disease monitoring. Some practical and feasible commercial solutions that can address some of the issues...

Author(s)
Kaur, U.; Voyles, R. M.; Donkin, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics and policy research at ILRI, 1975-2018.

This chapter looks at the livestock policy and economics research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which have focused on the following problems: (i) the historical problem of supply response; (ii)...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M.; Staal, S.; McIntire, J.; Ehui, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of ILRI research on gender.

This chapter discusses the evolution of gender research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, and in the context of CGIAR. It then reviews the impact of ILRI's gender research in a number of areas including development, science, capacity and policy.

Author(s)
Hill, C.; Haan, N. de; Galiè, A.; Njiru, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Involving the communities and civil society.

This chapter describes how the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh is involving and empowering the char communities in different ways to continue the development of their area. The roles of local government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and field-level...

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter

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