Pradeep Man Tulachan
Arun Neupane

Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations International Centre
for Integrated Mountain Development

Table of Contents

Introduction
Livestock Composition in the Himalayan Mountain
The Increase in Smallholder Dairies in Mountain Areas
Sustainable Management of Livestock, Feed Resources and Soil Fertility
Gender and Livestock
Livestock Sector Development Experiences
Strategies for Sustainable Management of Livestock in Mixed-Crop Livestock Farming Systems
References
Annexes
Abstract
Preface
Acknowledgements
Acronyms

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FAO, Rome International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
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ISBN 92 9115 071 1

Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal

Editorial Team Greta Mary Rana (Senior Editor) Rosemary Thapa (Consultant Editor) Sushil Man Joshi (Technical Support and Layout) Asha K. Thaku (Cartography and Design)

Cover Plates Goats grazing on a high mountain pasture, Indian
Himalayas (Background) - Authors
Lady on a camel in a high mountain valley, Indian Himalayas - Authors
Baby sleeping in a fur rug, Indian Himalayas - Authors
Storage of FYM in the UP Hills, Indian Himalayas - Authors
Use of draught animals in the hills of Nepal - Authors
Feeding cattle and storage of paddy straw in the hills of Nepal - Authors
Cabbage field in the hills, Nepal - Authors

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