INDEX

THE SYSTEMS
1. Introduction
2. The systems 
2.1 Dynamics of animal production systems
2.2 Technical and para-technical factors
2.3 Development modifies sustained production systems
3. Food security and backyard systems
3.1 Backyard conditions and development goals
3.2 Tradition versus industrialisation
4. Frame and focus of the action
5. Sources of appropriate know-how
5.1 Old technical literature
5.2 Heterogeneous publications
5.3 Old techniques still utilised
5.4 Re-adapted techniques.
5.5 Looking for appropriate new techniques
BACKYARD SPECIES AND INTEGRATION 
6. Differentiation and integration
7. Backyard small species
7.1 Fowl
7.1.1 Chickens
7.1.2 Ducks
7.1.2.1 Muskovy ducks
7.1.3 Pigeons
7.1.4 Other birds
7.2 Mammals
7.2.1 Rabbits
7.2.2 Guinea pigs
7.2.3 Other mammals
7.3 Other species
8. Local and exotic breeds
9. Small species and horticulture
10. Housing, equipment, management
11. External feeding resources
11.1 Feeding integration problems
11.2 Feeding and simple technologies
12. Promoting the interest
ANALYSIS OF THE BACKYARD SYSTEMS
13. The technician or the economist
13.1 Information about the background
14. Analysis of small systems
15. Rules of conduct
16. Language
17. The role of culture and tradition
18. Testing success
19. Cited bibliography

Auther: Alessandro Finzi
Unconventional Rabbit-Raising Experimental Centre
Animal Production Institute
01100 VITERBO, Italy