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High-profile ILRI conference discusses the future of livestock research for healthy animals and people

High-profile ILRI conference discusses the future of livestock research for healthy animals and people | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
‘ILRI research has contributed to appropriate health management systems leading to healthy animals, people and ecosystems and increase animal-source food and income for all’.
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A value chain approach to animal diseases risk management: Technical foundations and practical framework for field application

A value chain approach to animal diseases risk management: Technical foundations and practical framework for field application | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Classical risk assessment approaches for animal diseases are influenced by the probability of release, exposure and consequences of a hazard affecting a livestock population. Once a pathogen enters into domestic livestock, potential risks of exposure and infection both to animals and people extend through a chain of economic activities related to producing, buying and selling of animals and products. Therefore, in order to understand economic drivers of animal diseases in different ecosystems and to come up with effective and efficient measures to manage disease risks from a country or region, the entire value chain and related markets for animal and product needs to be analysed to come out with practical and cost effective risk management options agreed by actors and players on those value chains.

Value chain analysis enriches disease risk assessment providing a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration, which seems to be in increasing demand for problems concerning infectious livestock diseases. The best way to achieve this is to ensure that veterinary epidemiologists and social scientists work together throughout the process at all levels.
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Successes and failures with animal nutrition practices and technologies in developing countries

Successes and failures with animal nutrition practices and technologies in developing countries | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
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During the last four decades a number of animal-nutrition-based technologies and practices have been developed and used in developing countries, with varying degrees of success. Some technologies have produced profound beneficial effects and have been widely used; while others have shown potential on research stations but have not been taken up by farmers. To learn from these experiences, the FAO Animal Production and Health Division organised an e-conference from 1 to 30 September 2010. This document presents the current status of animal nutrition practices and technologies being practiced in developing countries and an analysis of the reasons for their success or failure. It also contains a synthesis paper that summarises the major issues discussed by participants and presents conclusion drawn and lessons learnt for the future. This document is expected to assist developing countries make informed decisions about the adoption of appropriate animal nutrition practices and technologies. In addition, it should also be useful for the development community, including donor agencies, to better understand, prioritize and support appropriate animal nutrition practices and technologies in developing countries.
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How Lagos urbanisation affects Ikorodu farmers

How Lagos urbanisation affects Ikorodu farmers | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
“The lands were allocated by the state government for farming but they have been used to build accommodation.”
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Zimbabwe announces livestock support scheme

Zimbabwe announces livestock support scheme | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
"The livestock support scheme is a good idea. Provided it goes to the right hands, the livestock scheme will definitely go a long way in improving the quality of beef in the country. The greatest challenge we face in our industry is finance as we need to re-stock, people also need finance for supplementary feeds so that we have healthy livestock that will provide high quality beef. The other challenge we face is training. Everyone is now a farmer, so no one is willing to teach the next man. We should therefore draw a line and decide who is who," he told GlobalMeatNews.
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PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition @LivestockAfrica @AnimalCareNg

PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition @LivestockAfrica @AnimalCareNg | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
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“Small farmers need to be supported in accessing quality veterinary service especially during the out brake of livestock diseases ,more veterinary staff should be employed to ensure that in every corner of the country livestock farmers can have access to the veterinary services being offered by qualified staff,”  Dr Danilo Pezo


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New FAO book spells out rationale, priorities for investing in livestock development to reduce poverty

New FAO book spells out rationale, priorities for investing in livestock development to reduce poverty | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
A new FAO study reports that more than 85 per cent of poor livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa live in extreme poverty; here, at a Toureg encampment near Fakara, in Niger, a boy herds a prized ...
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The multiple dimensions of the livestock-poverty interface, including technical, policy and political economy aspects, have been addressed and debated in disparate contexts and from different perspectives (e.g., Ahuja and Sen, 2006; FAO, 2009a; Perry and Grace, 2009; Thornton et al., 2007), but poverty has rarely been the entry point of analysis, and issues have been looked at predominantly from either the technical or the policy perspective. This has created difficulties for appreciating the intricacies of livestock-poverty relations and, consequently, for formulating policies that stimulate unambiguously pro-poor investments in the livestock sector.

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Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development - CNFA - CNFA

Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development - CNFA - CNFA | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
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Top 13 Uncommon Veterinary Stories from 2013 - Elliott Garber

Top 13 Uncommon Veterinary Stories from 2013 - Elliott Garber | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Happy New Year, everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a quick round-up of the most popular stories I shared over social media in 2013.
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New dual-purpose sorghum: Food for people and livestock » ILRI news

New dual-purpose sorghum: Food for people and livestock » ILRI news | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
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Research: Can the biofuel industry benefit poultry

Research: Can the biofuel industry benefit poultry | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Researchers are investigation the potential of feeding poultry the proteins retrieved from the fermenters used and showing that poultry industry and biofuel industry can live side by side.
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The IPCC of the livestock sector? Global Agenda of Action on building a sustainable livestock sector » ILRI news

The IPCC of the livestock sector? Global Agenda of Action on building a sustainable livestock sector » ILRI news | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it

Basically, the livestock sector needs to produce more, from less, and with benefits to all.

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Simulation of small ruminant system productivity in the humid tropics of southwestern #Nigeria @LivestockAfrica

Simulation of small ruminant system productivity in the humid tropics of southwestern #Nigeria @LivestockAfrica | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Evaluation of lifetime productivity of an individual animal in response to target interventions for improving the productivity of smallholder livestock systems in the humid tropics of West Africa is critical. It allows assessing longterm investment opportunities for farmers and options to minimize risk. To gain better understanding of the interventions for improvement of small ruminant…
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MANUAL ON LIVESTOCK DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

MANUAL ON LIVESTOCK DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
The FAO has always been concerned with agricultural development and food security. Recent disease epidemics, in both developing and industrialised countries, have once again focussed attention on livestock disease and their potential to harm development. In the context of developing countries, disease epidemics do four things:

They reduce herds and flocks dramatically, which, in the case of pastoral peoples, is a major blow to food security and the ability to survive;

They cause trading partners to - quite understandably - put trade barriers in place in order to protect their own countries from infection. Where livestock or meat exporting countries are affected by epidemics, their "pariah" status can cost millions of dollars in terms of foreign exchange losses, and drive farmers and the local meat industry to the wall.

They are a deterrent to sustained livestock production.

They add significantly to the cost of livestock production through the necessity for the application of costly disease control measures.
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Utilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as livestock feed and as substrates for generation of other value-added products

Utilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as livestock feed and as substrates for generation of other value-added products | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
By 2050 the world will need to feed an additional 2 billion people and will require 70 per cent more meat and milk. The increasing future demand for livestock products, driven by increases in income, population and urbanization will impose a huge demand on feed resources. Sustainability of feed production systems is being challenged due to biophysical factors such as land, soil and water scarcity, food-fuel-feed competition, on-going global warming and frequent and drastic climatic vagaries, along with increased competition for arable land and non-renewable resources such as fossil carbon-sources, water and phosphorus. A key to sustainable livestock development is efficient use of available feed resources including reduction in wastage, and enlargement of the feed resource base through a quest for novel feed resources, particularly those not competing with human food.
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Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Escaping the poverty trap begins with having enough food on your table and enough money in your pocket. For more than 500 million smallholder farmers all over the world, this means producing enough on two hectares (or less) of land to eat, and also having surplus to sell.
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Escaping the poverty trap begins with having enough food on your table and enough money in your pocket. For more than 500 million smallholder farmers all over the world, this means producing enough on two hectares (or less) of land to eat, and also having surplus to sell.

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Experts to discuss livestock and livelihoods for Africa

Experts to discuss livestock and livelihoods for Africa | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Nearly 500 delegates from over 20 countries will converge in Nairobi this morning October 27, to discuss Africa’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities. Meeting under the auspic...
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Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle

Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence?
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"We can take enough carbon out of the atmosphere and safely store it in the grassland soils for thousands of years, and if we just do that on about half the world’s grasslands that I’ve shown you, we can take us back to pre-industrial levels while feeding people. I can think of almost nothing that offers more hope for our planet, for your children, for their children and all of humanity." -Savory

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International workshop to discuss an integrated approach to controlling brucellosis in Africa

International workshop to discuss an integrated approach to controlling brucellosis in Africa | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Brucellosis, also referred to as undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonotic disease caused by the microorganism Brucella which infects multiple animal species including cattle, sheep, pigs, sm...
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Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development - CNFA - CNFA

Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development - CNFA - CNFA | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
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FAO's Animal Production and Health Division

FAO's Animal Production and Health Division | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
AGA, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization,FAO
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FAO coordinates strategies to combat Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Africa

FAO coordinates strategies to combat Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Africa | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
A rationale for FAO to tackle transboundary animal diseases
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US program develops heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases — specifically the devastating Newcastle disease — has been launched under the leadership of the University of...
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First insurance for pastoralist herders in Kenya now available in Isiolo and Wajir

First insurance for pastoralist herders in Kenya now available in Isiolo and Wajir | Sustainable Livestock development | Scoop.it
Goat herds return home at sunset in northern Kenya (photo credit: USAID/Donatella Lorch). '[Hussein] Ahmed, a pastoralist in Marsabit district in arid and semi-arid northern Kenya, lost all his ani...
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“[The insurance] aims to compensate clients in the event of a loss but unlike traditional insurance, which makes payouts based on case-by-case assessments of individual clients’ loss realisations, this livestock insurance pays policy holders based on an external indicator, such as the availability of pasture,” Andrew Mude, who is in charge of the livestock insurance project at ILRI, tells IPS.

 
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