Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 1

Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 1

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The rapidly changing nature of animal production systems, especially increasing intensification and globalization, is playing out in complex ways around the world. Over the last century, livestock keeping evolved from a means of harnessing marginal resources to produce items for local consumption to a key component of global food chains. Livestock in a Changing Landscape offers a comprehensive examination of these important and far-reaching trends. The books are an outgrowth of a collaborative effort involving international nongovernmental organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), and the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Volume 1 examines the forces shaping change in livestock production and management; the resulting impacts on landscapes, land use, and social systems; and potential policy and management responses. Volume 2 explores needs and draws experience from region-specific contexts and detailed case studies. The case studies describe how drivers and consequences of change play out in specific geographical areas, and how public and private responses are shaped and implemented. Together, the volumes present new, sustainable approaches to the challenges created by fundamental shifts in livestock management and production, and represent an essential resource for policy makers, industry managers, and academics involved with this issue.Arsenical compounds and other metals, including zinc, selenium, cobalt, arsenic, iron, manganese, and copper, are routinely added ... Organic arsenicals are widely used in poultry production, though not in Europe, to spur growth and control a parasitic problem, coccidiosis. ... also via other modes of transmission, such as farmersa#39; or farmworkersa#39; direct contact with animals (Levy 1976, Price et al., 2007), anbsp;...

Title:Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 1
Author:Henning Steinfeld, Harold A. Mooney, Fritz Schneider, Laurie E. Neville
Publisher:Island Press - 2010-01-29


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