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Increasing land utilization by small ruminants in developing countries: Small ruminant production in the developing countries

by Sidahmed, A.E; Timón, V.M; Hanrahan, J.P; FAO, Roma (Italia); Proceedings of an Expert Consultation Sofía (Bulgaria) 8-12 Jul 1985.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: RISPAL No.0300 Series: FAO Animal Production and Health Paper (FAO) no. 58. Publisher: Roma (Italia): FAO, 1986Description: p. 124-137.ISBN: 92-5-102343-3.Summary: The main constraints to small ruminant production in the developing countries is year-round feed availability. The projected increase in area of land considered as permanent meadows and pastures is not high. However, the potential to increase feed production and utilization from the dry rangelands and pastures is enormous. The approach to achieve this increase is mainly by application and implementation of advanced technology. The projected increase in arable land area is high. This amounts to 13 percent of the total global land area of 68, 159 and 116 percent change in the area of arable land in developed, developing and all world regions respectively as compared to the 1983 status. The complex nature of the small ruminant production systems in the developing countries emphasizes the need for a multi-disciplinary, systems oriented approach, for conducting research and designing alternative interventions. Techniques of computer based mathematical modelling and steps in the Farming and Pastoral Systems Research methodologies should be utilized to facilitate screening and prioritizing research and improvement requirements. Introduction and application of development technologies should be phased in stages which could permit accumulation, understanding and exchange of knowledge among the scientists and between them and the producers. Wide-scale application and testing of interventions should follow. Location and site specific recommendations and research areas which recognize the impact of the cultural, economic and administrative realities of each region should be developed together with training of producers, technicians and professionals to ensure continuity and validity of introduced technologiesSubject(s): OVINOS | CAPRINOS | PRODUCCION ANIMAL | FORRAJES | HABITOS ALIMENTARIOS | UTILIZACION DE LA TIERRA | SISTEMAS DE PRODUCCION ANIMAL
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Serie Serie Colección general RISPAL No.0300 (Browse shelf) Available BVE1493500000

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