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Scaling-Up Successful Practices on Sustainable Pro-Poor Small Ruminant Development

The objective of the study, undertaken upon request of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was to develop processes/strategies and sensitize national policy and decision makers and donors about the role and effectiveness of small ruminants in development to reduce po [...]

Type: Best practices and Lessons learned

Author/Corporate author: Dubeuf, J-P., Miller, B. A., Bhandari, D., Capote, J., and Luginbuhl, J.-M. International Goat Association. Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Towards sustainable animal diets: A survey-based study

Animal feed and feeding is pivotal to livestock production. Animal productivity, health and welfare, product quality and safety, producers’ income, household security, but also land use and land use change, water pollution and greenhouse gas emission are affected to a great extent by diet [...]

Type: Thematic Papers

Author/Corporate author: H. Makkar, P. Ankers

Report on Antimicrobial Usage and Alternatives for Prophylaxis and Performance Enhancement in Pig Populations in East and Southeast Asia

The demand for pork products has increased over the last decades, leading to a doubling of pig production in the last 20 years. Asia now accounts for more than 60 percent of global pig production with China alone raising around 50 percent of the pigs on the planet. Wh [...]

Type: Thematic Papers

Author/Corporate author: FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Review of the Literature on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria from Livestock in East, South and Southeast Asia

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the main public health issues in many parts of the world. Based on data from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART), the prevalence of AMR in pathogens causing human illness varies across geogr [...]

Type: Thematic Papers

Author/Corporate author: FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

La conduite d’évaluations nationales des aliments pour animaux


Pour simplifier, une Évaluation Nationale des Aliments pour Animaux (ENAA), est une an [...]

Type: Thematic Papers

Author/Corporate author: Michael B. Coughenour; Harinder P.S. Makkar .FAO

Aviculture familiale

Type: Multimedia

Author/Corporate author: FAO

A Situational Analysis of Agricultural Production and Marketing, and Natural Resources Management Systems in Northwest Vietnam

The CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) aim to align the research of the 15 CGIAR Research Centres and their partners into efficient, coherent, multidisciplinary programs.Seven of the CRPs aim to improve yields and profits of crops, fish and livestock; they are largely com [...]

Type: Case and country studies

Author/Corporate author: CGIAR

Country: Vietnam

Evaluation of Existing and Potential Feed Resources for Ruminant Production in Northern Ghana

A survey was conducted in six communities to evaluate and document the existing and potential feed resources, their uses and seasonal gaps with respect to ruminant production in northern Ghana.  The six project communities (Tingoli, Tibali, Gia, Bonia, Papu, and Guo) were selected based on small [...]

Type: Case and country studies

Author/Corporate author: ILRI, IPFRI, IITA

Country: Ghana

Indigenous sheep to help improve market access and livelihood security among pastoralists in Kenya: Results of a baseline survey

The sites chosen for the study were identified through consultation with stakeholders and pre-site selection scoping studies. Iloodo-Ariak sub location and Enkaroni location of Kajiado County) were selected to represent contrasting ASAL areas occupied by the Maasai co [...]

Type: Case and country studies

Author/Corporate author: Ojango, J.M.K., Oyieng, E.P., Audho, J., Okeyo, A.M.

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