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Animal Production and Health

The Transformation of the AFAR Commons in Ethiopia

The major economic activity for pastoralists is animal husbandry. The harsh regulate resource utilization via a common property regime.

Contract Farming of Swine in Southeast Asia as a Response to Changing Market Demand for Quality and Safety in Pork

Contract farming is conventionally thought of as a form of industrial organization that helps to overcome high monitoring, supervision, and environmental mitigation costs incurred from ensuring a reliable and uniform-quality supply (from the standpoint of

Improving Farm-to-Market Linkages through Contract Farming A Case Study of Smallholder Dairying in India

Contract farming is emerging as an important form of vertical coordination in the agrifood supply chain in India, and its socioeconomic consequences are attracting considerable attention in public policy debates. This study is an empirical assessment of t

Pro-Poor HPAI Risk Reduction Strategies in Ghana

This study presents a detailed review of the poultry sector in Ghana with an aim to provide in depth information on the linkages in the production chain and the role of the poultry sector in the national information on the linkages in the production chain

Surveillance and Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Ghana ? An assessment of institutions and actors

Since its re-emergence, HPAI H5N1 has attracted considerable public and media attention because the viruses involved have been shown to be capable of producing fatal disease in humans. While there is fear that the virus may mutate into a strain capable of

Surveillance and Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Ethiopia ? An assessment of institutions and actors

Since its re-emergence, HPAI H5N1 has attracted considerable public and media attention because the viruses involved have been shown to be capable of producing fatal disease in humans.

The global effort to eradicate rinderpest

During the past 70 years, concerted efforts by the national veterinary services of affected countries from Senegal to China and Russia to South Africa—aided by international organizations—have brought the once-dreaded rinderpest virus to the point of exti

Rural and Urban Linkages: Opertion Flood's Role in India's Dairy Development

In India, dairy production is important for employment, income levels, and the nutritional quality of diets. Milk production in India is dominated by smallholder farmers including landless agricultural workers. For example, 80 percent of milk comes from f

Index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia

The Mongolian rural economy is based on livestock reared by semi-nomadic herders. Agriculture contributes around 20 percent of the country?s gross domestic product, and herding accounts for more than 80 percent of agriculture. According to the 2008 livestock census, Mongolia has about 44 million head of livestock, consisting of goats, sheep, cattle, yaks, horses, and camels.