Livestock extension

Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development FAO, Rome, Italy

The Decision Tools address the situation of four distinct family poultry production systems and their development opportunities: small extensive scavenging, extensive scavenging, semi intensive production and small-scale intensive production. Practical technical information are provided about genetics and reproduction, feeds and feeding, poultry health, housing, marketing and value chain development, microfinance and credit, institutional development, training and extension, and creating an enabling policy.

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Organic Livestock Farming

Mahesh Chander and B. Subrahmanyeswari. (2013) pp. 293

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New DelhiOrganic livestock management practices offer unique rewards and challenges to the livestock producer regardless of the animal species produced. Integration of animals to farming itself is a major component of organic farming. This book discusses the challenges and opportunities in organic livestock production and also the approaches and processes involved in conversion of a livestock farm to an organic farm. In addition to promoting organic farming in the animal sector, the book envisages to clear up several misconceptions which have arisen on the very concept of organic farming. The book is priced at INR 520 + INR 50 (towards postal charges). University Professors, Scientists and students can request a discount upto 25% can be requested. 

For copies write to the Business Manager, Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012 INDIA, Phone: 91-11-25843657 Fax: 91-11-25841282 E-mail: bmicar@icar.org.in 

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Asian Livestock: Challenges, opportunities and the response
Proceedings of an international policy forum held in 
Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 August 2012
Vinod Ahuja (Ed) 2013. Asian Livestock: 
APHCAP, ILRI and FAO 

Though the importance of livestock extension is rarely mentioned, this publication would be of use to all those interested in promoting livestock development in Asian Countries.

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SHGs: Paving Pathways to Possibilities NABARD, Head Office, March 2014

Women from poor households are the key architects of the SHG-Bank Linkage Programme. Beyond the traditional skills, they have showcased their organizational skills and collective power through the SHG-bank linkage programme. The compilation of case studies, documents many such convergence possibilities which offers not merely opportunities to supplement income level of the women SHG members, but also improves the efficacy and effectiveness of service delivery by the governmental system.

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Collective Action among African Smallholders

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