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Documento de la Conferencia
The comparison of intensive and extensive past ure feeding for dairy cows on a Bohemian farm

The nutritive value of forages for ruminants highly depends on the ratio between cell content and cell walls and on the ability of the rumen microorganisms to degrade the plant cell walls (Waldo, 1986). The primary function of the NDF fraction in ruminant diets is to provide energy for microbial...
Czechia
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
East Balkan Swine in Bulgaria – an option for organic production

One of the characteristics of organic farming is the conservation of domestic, endogenous livestock breeds and strains. For a successful development of the organic pig sector in Southern Europe, the animals must be well adapted domestic breeds, as they are exposed to extreme weather conditions in the free range systems...
Bulgaria
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Organic egg production in Finland – animal health, welfare and food safety issues

Maintaining high welfare status and allowing birds access to natural behaviour and outdoors are particular challenges in organic egg production. Feather pecking, foot problems, external parasites and poor utilisation of outdoor areas have been recognised as problems in organic layer systems (Lampkin 1997, Berg 2001, Kjilstra et al. 2003). Inexperience...
Finland
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Food quality research of organic animal products: future research needs and implications for standards

All stakeholders in the organic livestock food chain have different priorities with respect to food quality. Stakeholders include producers, wholesalers, retailers, advisory bodies, certification groups, regulatory and inspection groups (such as environmental health officers & food microbiologists) and the consumer. Due to the wide range in requirements by these different...
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Opportunities for Hungarian organic goat milk producers

While the level of consumption of organic food is markedly lower in Hungary than in many other European countries, there is an increasing trend among consumers to look for functional and ethically and environmentally sustainable food. This potentially opens up new perspectives for the organic food producers who currently are...
Hungary
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Opportunities for the Hungarian organic sheep and deer farmer

Nearly 1,600 organic farming enterprises are inspected by the Hungarian organic inspection authority, Biokontroll Hungária Kht.. Only 160 of these farms keep livestock. Cattle are the most common species, but the percentage of sheep is also significant (Biokontroll Hungária Kht., 2004). The sheep are generally kept in extensive circumstances, on...
Hungary
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Documento de la Conferencia
Limitations to organic livestock production: Turkey as a case study for developing countries

The increasing world population, in the mid-20th century, increased the demand of plant and animal products, leading to intensive and monoculture agriculture systems in conventional agriculture. The abundant and low-cost production from per unit and/or animal head were seen as primary objectives in these systems, and ecologic balance and health...
Türkiye
2005 - Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming (SAFO)

Artículo de revista especializada
Participatory bean breeding with women and small holder farmers in Eastern Ethiopia

The Ethiopian national bean program traditionally followed conventional approaches in bean improvement for smallholder farmers. The relative effectiveness and efficiency of Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) compared to conventional approaches is not fully understood. The study was initiated to evaluate participatory plant breeding in bean improvement to disseminate more acceptable and...
Ethiopia
2005

Artículo
Social Aspects of Agricultural Employment in the Czech Republic

Economic reforms launched in the early 1990s have significantly affected Czech agriculture for more than a decade. First was the reform of property rights to land, which was considered an underlying condition for the effective functioning of a market economy. The reform was built upon three principals: restitution of land...
Czechia
2004

Artículo
Lease as a Form of Land Consolidation in Moldavian Agriculture

Over 1 million people became landowners during the mass privatization and reorganization of collective farms in Moldova. More than 200,000 peasant farms, second one – “Survey of farm managers”, were conducted by at import owing 1.8 ha of land each, and became the most typical economic entities farming this land....
Republic of Moldova
2004

Artículo
Analyzing Variation in Russian Dairy Farms, 1990-2001

Russian dairy enterprises underwent dramatic changes during 1990-2001. Not much is known about the position of these enterprises under the new conditions. This study examined a sample group of dairy enterprises in the Moscow region to try to identify similarities and divergences in historical background, performance, managerial and structural characteristics....
Russian Federation
2004

Artículo
Wine, Sand and Socialism: Some Enduring Effects of Hungary’s ‘Flexible’ Model of Collectivization

This paper presents an historical account of the significance of wine production in a region of south-central Hungary, with a particular focus on the transformations accomplished under socialism and the problems faced by this branch of the rural economy in the post socialist years. Drawing on his own and other...
Hungary
2004

Informe
The use of sustainable irrigation for poverty alleviation in Tanzania

The case of smallholder irrigation schemes in Igurusi, Mbarali District
Irrigation has been found to be a central key part in curbing food scarcity not only in Tanzania but also in many other developing countries. The continued dependence on rainfall in agriculture has proved incapable of sustaining the population increase. This study examines the sustainability of smallholder irrigated agriculture as...
United Republic of Tanzania
2004 - Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)

Documento de la Conferencia
The Family Farm Model in Swedish Agricultural Policy

Family farming has been in focus in Sweden as well as in all traditional European agricultural policy. However the concept appears in many different contexts, it can denote both a statistically defined size or institutional form of agricultural production, or an economically defined firm with certain advantages vis a vis...
Sweden
2004

Informe
The scope of organic agriculture, sustainable forest management and ecoforestry in protected area management

Reconciling food production and nature conservation is a challenge shared by all. This document stresses the need to maximize the contribution of protected areas to food security and poverty alleviation through soundlymanaged agriculture. Farmers and forest dwellers, including a large proportion of indigenous people, are the main inhabitants and users...
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Artículo
The Role of Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Rural Development: An Overview

Building on existing models for the role of agriculture in industrialized and developing countries, this chapter examines a number of critical aspects of agriculture’s role in Central and Eastern European (CEE) rural development. By reviewing the contributions of this proceedings volume, we focus on the perspectives of small farms, rural...
2004 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)

Manual
Small-scale poultry production

Over the last decade, the consumption of poultry products in developing countries has grown by 5.8 percent per annum, faster than that of human population growth, and has created a great increase in demand. Family poultry has the potential to satisfy at least part of this demand through increased productivity...
Nigeria
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Strengthening farm-agribusiness linkages in Africa

Summary results of five country studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa
Over the past decade, Africa and other developing regions have been in the midst of tremendous changes. Market liberalisation and governmental decentralisation policies have interfaced with globalisation and urbanisation trends to dramatically transform social, political, economic and cultural lives. Agriculture can no longer remain behind-serving only to meet subsistence food...
Ghana - Kenya - Nigeria - South Africa - Uganda
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Libro
Agenda Sexes: Sélection d’articles publiés dans la revue SAMUDRA Série d’articles repris de la revue Samudra (Seulement en anglais)

Collection d'articles parus dans la revue Samudra détaillant les difficultés rencontrées par les femmes dans le secteur de la pêche. Articles sur les femmes dans les communautés de pêcheurs de :  Fidji, Inde, Terre-Neuve, Bangladesh, Chili, Afrique de l'Ouest,Norvège.
2004 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Documento de trabajo
Characteristics of the smallholder dairying farmers in West African countries

Economic viability and paths for improvement
This study examines the characteristics of the smallholder dairy farmers in three West African countries, namely The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. In these countries as in much of West Africa, milk is produced within mixed crop-livestock farming systems. Traditionally farmers own cattle for various purposes including milk, meat, draft...
Gambia - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau
2004 - International Trypanotolerance Centre
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