Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 2

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Paperback - March 2010 - AU $110.00

Present new, sustainable approaches to the challenges created by fundamental shifts in livestock management and production.

The rapidly changing nature of animal production systems, especially increasing intensification and globalisation, 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. + Full description

The books are an outgrowth of a collaborative effort involving international nongovernmental organisations 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.

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Details

Paperback | March 2010 | $110.00
ISBN: 9781597266734 | 384 pages | 254 x 216 mm
Publisher: Island Press, USA

Features

This volume is accompanied by Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 1.

Authors

Pierre Gerber, Livestock Policy Officer, Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, FAO.

Harold Mooney, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University.

Jeroen Dijkman, Livestock Development Officer, Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, FAO.

Shirley Tarawali, Director, People, Livestock, and the Environment Theme, ILRI.

Cees de Haan, retired Livestock Development Advisor; currently a consultant at World Bank.