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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
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Cover for Today's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the two types of cattle production systems namely beef production and milk production. Topics under beef cattle farming focused on rangeland and cattle production, pastoral nomadism, suckled calf production, and finishing stored cattle, finising dairy cows, mixed...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Accelerating forage crop production.

This chapter discusses measures to improve forage crop production and use in India, including: how to strengthen forage breeding, practising food-fodder mixed farming, rehabilitation/development of grasslands and wastelands, establishing forage banks, forage seed availability and supply,...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and integrated crop-livestock systems in temperate-humid regions of North and South America: mitigation and adaptation.

This chapter focuses on the types of integrated crop-livestock systems in North and South America and reviews soil organic C sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in integrated crop-livestock systems. The impact of climate change on integrated crop-livestock systems are discussed and prospects ...

Author(s)
Franzluebbers, A. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the the current situation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. The impacts of climate change and adaptation of crop-livestock systems are discussed and approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases through managing integrated farming systems are highlighted.

Author(s)
Hou FuJiang
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal agriculture: how can it be sustainable in the future?

The objectives of this concluding chapter are: (i) to revisit with readers the long-held basic conceptual framework for sustainable agriculture and nutrient cycling; (ii) to address whether animal agriculture can have a fundamental and essential role in that framework in the future; (iii) to...

Author(s)
Beede, D. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carbon sequestration and animal-agriculture: relevance and strategies to cope with climate change.

Carbon sequestration is an important pathway to stabilize the environment with minimum effects of climate change. Farming systems provide a non-compensated service to society by removing atmospheric carbon generated from fossil fuel combustion, feed production, land restoration, deforestation,...

Author(s)
Devendra, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable livestock management for poverty alleviation and food security.

This practical learning guide, composed of 12 chapters, focuses on supporting livestock within the smallholder mixed farming systems. It provides practical ways to understand and improve smallholder animal husbandry under a variety of agricultural and ecological conditions based on the Endogenous...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Differentiating four livestock production systems.

This chapter describes and differentiates the 4 major livestock production systems that exist within both Developing and Developed Countries. These systems are (1) intensive land use and low-input: smallholder mixed farming; (2) extensive land use and low-input: agro-pastoralism; (3) intensive land ...

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
Book chapter

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