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livestock and small ruminants (48 Results)
Research and Development
Leveraging Livestock Sector Innovations For A Resilient And Sustainable Food System In Africa
All CountriesKatrin Glatzel

Animal husbandry plays a significant role in Africa’s food systems, supporting the livelihoods of an estimated 268 million people in 36 African countries and making an important contribution to food security and nutrition. However, to meet the increa...

Food Safety
Livestock And Sustainable Food Systems: Status, Trends, And Priority Actions
All CountriesHerrero, M., Mason-D'Croz, D., Thornton, P.K., Fan...

Livestock are a critically important component of the food system, although the sector needs a profound transformation to ensure that it contributes to a rapid transition towards sustainable food systems. This chapter reviews and synthesises the evid...

Climate Change
Regenerative Grazing For Climate, Ecosystem, And Human Health
All CountriesCosta Ciniro., Escudero Arthur., Flintan Fiona E.,...

The brief is about the case study of two transformative land regeneration approaches developed in Africa: agroforestry and regenerative grazing management. These two approaches come together in silvopastoral systems - livestock grazing and browsing i...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Restoring Rangelands: The Art Of Flexible Livestock Management

Climate change, increased livestock population, complex land tenure systems, and land fragmentation are key factors contributing to the decline of rangelands. The dismantling of Tunisia's traditional Bedouin-led grazing system, gdel or Hima, has furt...

Food Safety
The Context Of Application Of Biosecurity For Control Of African Swine Fever In Smallholder Pig Systems: Current Gaps And Recommendations
All CountriesMutua, Florence K., Dione, Michel M.

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly fatal disease of pigs. It is a threat to the pig industry as it lowers production and significantly impacts on livelihoods. ASF has no cure and a vaccine against it is yet to be developed. Outbreaks continue to b...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Veterinary Vaccines: Principles And Applications
All CountriesMetwally, S. (ed.); Viljoen, G. (ed.); El Idrissi,...

Provides a concise and authoritative reference on the use of vaccines against diseases of livestock. Compiled by Senior Animal Health Officers at The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and with contributions from international l...

Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials
All CountriesGary, F., Clauss, M., Bonbon, E., Myers, L.

Animal health emergencies are evolving, but they remain among the most challenging situations a country can confront. Infectious diseases and other threats have increasing potential to spread rapidly within a country or around the world due to growin...

Food Safety
Molecular Survey Of Babesia parasites In Kenya

Among protozoan parasites in the genus Babesia, Babesia bigemina is endemic and widespread in the East African region while the status of the more pathogenic Babesia bovis remains unclear despite the presence of the tick vector, Rhipicephalus micropl...

Agri-Food News and Media
An Uncertain Future For Livestock Production In The Tropics
All CountriesILRI

Future heat stress may make cattle production unviable in large swathes of Africa

Agri-Food News and Media
An Assessment Of Biosecurity Practices In Cattles, Sheep, And Goats Production, Marketing And Slaughter

Globally, biosecurity is instrumental in prevention, control and management of livestock diseases and protection of human health. It is defined, prescribed, adopted and enforced through global, regional and national frameworks, laws, policies and str...

Agri-Food News and Media
Know The Basics :Starting A Commercial Beef Herd From Scratch
All CountriesMagda du Toit

The aim of any well-managed commercial cattle farm is to produce high-quality beef for the market at a profitable level. Magda du Toit provides emerging and aspiring beef cattle farmers with a guideline of the elements they need to consider when emba...

Agri-Food News and Media
Animal Source Foods In Healthy, Sustainable, And Ethical Diets

-An argument against the drastic limitation of livestock in the food system. Animal source foods are evolutionarily appropriate foods for humans. It is therefore remarkable that they are now presented by some as unhealthy, unsustainable, and unethica...

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