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PDF Smallholder farms dominate Zimbabwe's post land reform . roles played by ruminant livestock in the integrated modern farm system. of livestock development programs is required in the country policy framework.
PDF Smallholder farms dominate Zimbabwe's post land reform agriculture landscape and productivity is still generally low, making the country food insecure. 3. Opinion: Crop-livestock integration – Eddington Gororo. to deal with the now more complex, diverse farming systems and challenges.
Livestock production in Southern African farming systems contributes substantially to food security.
Sustaining intensification of smallholder livestock systems in the tropics. Livestock Science 130, 95–109. Dynamics of livestock production systems, drivers of change and prospects for animal genetic resources. Animal Genetic Resources Information 42, 3–24
Sustaining intensification of smallholder livestock systems in the tropics. Mekoya, A, Oosting, SJ, Fernandez-Rivera, S and van der Zijpp, AJ 2008. Animal Genetic Resources Information 42, 3–24. Sharma, VP, Staal, S, Delgado, C and Singh, RV 2003.
Mixed farms are systems that consist of different parts, which together .
Mixed farms are systems that consist of different parts, which together should act as a whole. Box 4. Buffaloes in a smallholder dairy in the hindu kush-himalayas: a case of between-farm mixing.
107 Global livestock production systems Deichmann, U. 1996b Ruthenberg, H. 1980. Oxford, Clarendon Press. 1996b. Asia Population Database 1996. Washington, Nutrient Cycling in Mixed Farming Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa. Volume II: Technical Papers. Proceedings of an International Conference held in Addis Ababa, 22–26 November, 1993. Remans, . Smukler, . Winowiecki, . Andelman, . Castle, . Defries, Powell, . Pearson, A. & Hiernaux, P. 1994.
Improving livestock production in the small holder farming systems faces various challenges. Farming systems are commonly low input, in response to the erratic rainfall and recurrent droughts (Scoones 1992). Under these high risk conditions farmers are reluctant to invest in improved production technologies. Communal land tenure also prevents farmers from improving their land and combined with poor management this often results in overstocking (Hargreaves et al 2004).
Abstract Smallholder livestock keepers represent almost 20% of the world population and steward most of the agricultural land in. .Likewise targeting is critical to choosing which systems with livestock can be intensified
Abstract Smallholder livestock keepers represent almost 20% of the world population and steward most of the agricultural land in the tropics. This cannot be a passive process and needs to be supported by enabling policies and pro-poor investments in institutional capacities and technologies. Likewise targeting is critical to choosing which systems with livestock can be intensified. Some intensive river basin systems have little scope for intensification.
Mixed farming and livestock systems benefit greatly from Milk is more important in the subtropical and drier parts of the proximity to urban centres, which allows farmers to market tropics, particularly where farms are smaller.
These systems contribute weight gains of . kg/head/day in steers, milk yields of 2 35% of the total production of beef, 20% of goat and sheep kg/cow/day in addition to what the calf suckles) (Seré and meat, 35% of poultry, 40% of pork, 15% of milk and 10% of Steinfeld, 1996). eggs in West Africa (OCDE, 2008).