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livestock and small ruminants (55 Results)
Research and Development
Diversity and Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Farmed Pigs in Southeast Gabon, Central Africa
Central African Republic (CAR)Gael Maganga, Linda Bohou Kombila, Larson Boundeng...

Gastrointestinal infestations caused by intestinal parasites are the most important diseases and the most common in pigs in the tropics. These parasites are often associated with a huge economic loss. This study aimed to assess the diversity and p...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
The Power of Dung: Lessons learned from On-farm Biodigester Programs in Africa
All CountriesFreeman, Katie Kennedy; Seppala, Juha Antti Kalevi...

Over half the world’s population cooks primarily with wood, charcoal, coal, crop waste, or dung. This share is currently increasing or stagnant in most regions. Dependence on solid fuels is one of the world’s major public health challe...

Research and Development
Prevalence, Species Composition and Worm Burden of Abomasal Nematodes of Small Ruminants Slaughtered in Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia
EthiopiaZeryehun Tesfaheywet

The study was carried out to estimate the prevalence, species composition and worm burden of abomasal nematodes of small ruminants (sheep and goats) slaughtered in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia from November 2007 through March 2008. During this perio...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
The Success Story of Bt Cotton in Burkina Faso: A Role Model for Sustainable Cotton Production in other Cotton-growing Countries?
Burkina FasoPertry, I., Sanou, E.I.R., Speelman, S., and Ingel...

The West-African cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) industry has a huge economic potential. In particular, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Mali play an important role as exporter on the world market. Still, the cotton sector is also subject to a nu...

Research and Development
Changing Demand for Animal Source Foods and their Effects on the Provision of Ecosystem Services
Sub-Saharan AfricaDOLAPO ENAHORO, MARTA KOZICKA, CATHERINE PFEIFER,...

Higher incomes in developing countries are associated with dietary shifts away from traditional staples towards highly processed foods and foods with higher nutritive value, such as animal source foods (Popkin 2004; Delgado et al. 2001). These shi...

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 – Livestock Sector Development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – A Comparison of Environmental Impacts
Sub-Saharan AfricaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) is drawing lessons out of the past growth of the livestock sector in Asia to assist countries in the African continent to formulate policies that ensure a sustainable growth of livestock, from an environmen...

Ethiopia and FAO Partnering to Achieve Sustainable Agricultural Growth, Food and Nutrition Security
EthiopiaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

Ethiopia has been an FAO member since 1948. In 1981, FAO opened a representation in Addia Ababa, which today hosts the Organization’s Subregional Office for Eastern Africa. Interventions are wide ranging, including support to policymaking and sustain...

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