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Small-Scale Dairy Farming Manual

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    Unlocking the Potential of Integrated Dairy Development in Uganda - TCP/UGA/3505 2019
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    The dairy sector plays an important role in the Ugandan economy as a source of food, income and employment to many smallholder farmers. In the middle north cattle corridor, great potential exists to expand the dairy industry because of a high availability of crop by-products, such as oilseed cakes, local pastures and legumes. Although 60 percent of households keep livestock, they face a series of challenges and risks related to production, markets and the environment, and dairy cattle productivity is generally low. Therefore this project aimed to develop a viable dairy value chain in two districts of Apacand Kole, which are in the middle north cattle corridor. The two districts are endowed with local resources for dairy development. The focus of the project was on the improvement of livestock feeds and feeding systems among small-scale dairy farmers, and training on improved reproductive technologies and best breeding practices, as well as agribusiness, milk quality and hygiene
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    Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains – A global life cycle assessment
    A global life cycle assessment
    2013
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    In decades to come, the global demand for livestock products will continue to increase driven by growing populations, incomes and urbanization. As a consequence the sector needs to produce more but in a context of increasing natural resource scarcity and challenges posed by climate change. In 2010, the ruminant sector contributed about 29 percent to global meat production (equivalent to 81 million tonnes) of which 79 percent is from the cattle sector and the remaining from buffalo and small ruminants. Global milk production in 2010 was 717 million tonnes with milk production from the cattle sector contributing the bulk, about 83 percent of global production. While ruminants play an important role in providing high quality protein essential for human diets, they are an important source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The demand for bovine meat, mutton and milk is forecasted to grow at a rate of 1.2 percent, 1.5 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively, during the period 2006-205 0. To avoid significant increases in total GHG emissions from the sector, a reduction of the intensity of emissions is required. This report presents a life cycle analysis of the GHG emissions arising from ruminant supply chains around the year 2005. This first comprehensive and disaggregated global assessment of emissions enables the understanding of emission pathways and hotspots. This is a fundamental and initial step to identify mitigation strategies and inform public debate.
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    The Buffaloes of China 1976
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    This publication discusses water buffaloes as draught animals and as sources of milk, meat, manure and hides.

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