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Responding to the Livestock Revolution

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Responding to the Livestock Revolution

Edited by E Owen, T Smith, MA Steele, S Anderson, AJ Duncan, M Herrero, JD Leaver, CK Reynolds, Jl Richards, JC Ku-Vera

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Author: Edited by E Owen, T Smith, MA Steele, S Anderson, AJ Duncan, M Herrero, JD Leaver, CK Reynolds, Jl Richards, JC Ku-Vera

About The Book

This book discusses the Livestock Revolution which is occurring in some developing countries and is foreseen to become a wider phenomenon over the next 20 years, due to increases in population, urbanisation and incomes. As a result, a gigantic increase in demand for meat and milk is predicted. The many implications for animal agriculture in developing countries, and globally, are considered. The recurring question addressed is whether the Livestock Revolution will help or hinder the alleviation of poverty amongst resource-poor livestock farmers.

As well as the Livestock Revolution, topics address include poverty mapping, impact of trade agreements, biosecurity constraints to trade, environmental implications, the role of animal science research and GM technology, development aid, knowledge management and dissemination, and case studies of the milk sector in Bolivia, Kenya and Nepal.

The book will be invaluable to all concerned with animal agriculture and poverty alleviation, be they lecturers, students, policy makers, researchers or practitioners, including farmers and their advisors.

Additional Information

Author Edited by E Owen, T Smith, MA Steele, S Anderson, AJ Duncan, M Herrero, JD Leaver, CK Reynolds, Jl Richards, JC Ku-Vera
Availability In Print
Dimensions 240cmx170cm
Extent 370 pp
ISBN 1904761518
Publication date 2004
Book Type Softcover

Contents

  • Responding to the increasing global demand for animal products
  • Mapping livestock and poverty
  • The livestock revolution - a view on implications for Africa
  • The impact of trade agreements on livestock producers
  • Disease and bio-security constraints to trade in animal products
  • The potential impact of Vietnam's entry to the WTO on the livelihoods of smallholder pig producers and small pig traders
  • The contribution of livestock to smallholder livelihoods in Mexico
  • Small animal species in the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in tropical Bolivia
  • Livestock, land use change and environmental outcomes in the developing world
  • Demand-driven crop-ruminant intensification
  • Effect of intensification on feed management of dairy cows in the Central Highlands of Kenya
  • Ecological impacts of sustainable systems for smallholders in Vietnam
  • Research to alleviate poverty in the face of industrialisation of livestock production
  • Meeting the increased demand for animal products in Asia
  • Livestock and the poor
  • GM technology: a tool to benefit livestock production
  • GM technologies - opportunities and threats of applying GM technology in less developed and developed countries
  • Financing the livestock revolution in the developing world
  • Knowledge management and dissemination for livestock production
  • Development of Farmer Field School methodology for smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya
  • Demand and supply side changes in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia, milk sector 1985-2002
  • Demand and supply changes in the livestock sector and their impact on smallholders: the case of dairying in Kenya
  • Demand and supply changes in the dairy sector in Kathmandu city
  • A comparative analysis of milk sectors - Nairobi, Kathmandu and Santa Cruz

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