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Making balanced feed for dairy cows

Based on how much milk each cow gives, you can calculate the amount of balanced feed needed for your cows. You should also feed your cow green grass each day. This helps to increase the total quantity of milk as well as the amount of fat in the milk. It...
Nepal
2020 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Case study
Estudios de observación sobre mortalidad perinatal, neonatal y pos destete de lechones en cerdas alojadas al aire libre

En los sistemas de producción al aire libre, la pérdida de la productividad a causa de muertes perinatales, neonatales y pos destete de lechones ocurren por varios factores de exposición entre los que se destacan la duración y número ordinal del parto, tamaño de la camada, falta de atención de...
Argentina
2020 - Facultad de Agronomía. Universidad Nacional de La Pampa

Blog article
Kazakhstan looks to Croatia for lessons on upgrading dairy industry standards

Kazakhstan, seeking to comply with Eurasian Economic Union standards, is looking to Croatia for inspiration. Croatia successfully upgraded its dairy industry to meet stringent European Union quality and food safety standards – a move resulting in greater industry efficiency, inclusiveness, and dairy exports. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and...
Kazakhstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Manual
Innovative Pastoralism

Achieving productivity and sustainability for food security
‘“Business as usual” is no longer an option for a food-secure future. Pastoralism can be an innovative system: a time-tested, undervalued alternative to high-input and resource-intensive farming, and a valuable lesson for the much needed evolution towards ‘farming with nature’, with largely-untapped potential for income growth and employment in marginal...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Audio
Montenegro’s mountains - where tourism meets tradition

In Montenegro, smallholder farmers rely heavily on traditional agriculture practices for their livelihoods. So much so, that a poor blueberry harvest or honey season can have devastating impacts on rural households. That’s why the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and...
Montenegro
2020 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
Integración de la ganadería bovina en sistemas agrícolas. Evaluación económica

La concurrencia de diversos factores que afectan la sustentabilidad del sistema productivo predominantemente agrícola de la región núcleo, tales como la alta proporción del monocultivo de soja, la complejización del manejo agrícola por la aparición de malezas resistentes, las altas tasas de extracción de nutrientes de los suelos, el cambio...
Argentina
2020 - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias -Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR)

E-learning
Pastoralism and Uncertainty - online course

Introduces key debates and concepts about pastoralism, and explores the varying ways that pastoralists respond to uncertainty around the world. Based on the work of the PASTRES programme, the course is aimed at students, practitioners and policy-makers. It is divided into 13 parts with a lecture, suggested readings and questions in...
2020 - Institute of Development Studies

Report
Anuario 2020 - Agricultura Familiar en España

Un año más, el Anuario de la Agricultura Familiar en España sale a la luz gracias a la Fundación de Estudios Rurales, entidad creada en el año 2000 en el seno de UPA con el objetivo de impulsar el estudio y debate de todos los aspectos culturales, económicos, sociales y...
Spain
2020 - UPA

Journal article
Cuando de adaptarse se trata: políticas públicas y productores familiares porcinos del sur santafesino, Argentina

El sur de la provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina, plena región pampeana, cobijó tradicionalmente a productores familiares que combinaban la producción de granos con la cría de cerdos. Esta última actividad se modificó paulatinamente al ritmo del proceso de agriculturización. Dada la relevancia de este actor para el agro pampeano,...
Argentina
2020 - IICAR-CONICET. GEA.

Magazine article
Estrategia de productores en el sur de Santa Fe: los sistemas de producción porcina

Tradicionalmente, el sur de la provincia de Santa Fe, zona núcleo de la cosecha maicera y territorio del agronegocio, cobijó a un gran número de pequeños y medianos productores de porcinos. esta actividad siempre fue considerada como un ingreso complementario al de la agricultura. las superficies destinadas a la cría...
Argentina
2020 - CONICET

Project
Alimentos Bonaerenses

Alimentos Bonaerenses es un programa que promueve el desarrollo productivo de cada una de las actividades agropecuarias y de la pesca, mediante el impulso a la producción de alimentos El objetivo es generar valor agregado y empleo genuino, promoviendo el desarrollo local en cada región de la Provincia de Buenos Aires....
Argentina
2020 - Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Report
The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa

With the objective of gaining a better insight into the challenges and opportunities of the livestock sub-sector in West Africa, FAO has conducted several studies and held various workshops in recent years. The outcomes of these studies and workshops conducted between 2009 and 2014 were published and distributed as hard...
2020 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Call for adaptation of COVID-19 measures in pastoral areas

7 May 2020: During the current coronavirus crisis, many African governments have enforced lockdowns: halting public life, disrupting supply chains and closing markets. The governments want to flatten the curve of infection with the virus so as to prevent the public healthcare systems from being completely overwhelmed by huge flows of...
2020 - Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP)

Website
La ganadería y el medio ambiente

La ganadería es un factor clave para el desarrollo sostenible en la agricultura. Ésta contribuye a la seguridad alimentaria, la nutrición, el alivio de la pobreza y el crecimiento económico. Mediante la adopción de las mejores prácticas, el sector puede reducir sus impactos ambientales y ser más eficiente en el...
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Technical paper
Nutrition and livestock– Technical guidance to harness the potential of livestock for improved nutrition of vulnerable populations in programme planning

This brief highlights the role of livestock in nutrition sensitive approaches for vulnerable populations. It provides recommendations for designing and implementing livestock interventions to leverage nutrition outcomes. It also captures experiences and advice of experts from both livestock and nutrition sectors and is based on activities developed by the United...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations FA"

Technical paper
Nutrition and livestock– Technical guidance to harness the potential of livestock for improved nutrition of vulnerable populations in programme planning

This brief highlights the role of livestock in nutrition sensitive approaches for vulnerable populations. It provides recommendations for designing and implementing livestock interventions to leverage nutrition outcomes. It also captures experiences and advice of experts from both livestock and nutrition sectors and is based on activities developed by the United...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations FAO

Video
Increasing production of local chickens

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agrirulture

Website
Ganadería climáticamente inteligente

El proyecto Ganadería Climáticamente Inteligente  (GCI) continúa su compromiso con el sector ganadero del país. Hasta la fecha, se han entregado 7 propuestas de actualización de Planes de Desarrollo y Ordenamiento Territorial (PDOT) con la incorporación del enfoque GCI, zonificación para uso de pastos, mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático...
Ecuador
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Practices
Buenas prácticas. Ganadería Climáticamente Inteligente

En este sitio web, encontrarás buenas prácticas del proyecto de Ganadería Climáticamente Inteligente, tanto en carnes como pastos.
Ecuador
2020 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Video
Housing for pigs

Farmers in Uganda started taking care of pigs in their sties because of problems with the pigs that were free roaming. Farmers would not know where the pigs had gone and what they had eaten or whether they had contracted any disease.
Uganda
2020 - Access Agriculture
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