ERIC Number: ED274561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Environmentally Sound Small-Scale Livestock Projects. Guidelines for Planning Series Number 5.
This document was developed in response to the need for simplified technical information for planning environmentally sound small-scale projects in third world countries. It is aimed specifically at those who are planning or managing small-scale livestock projects in less-developed areas of the tropics and sub-tropics. The guidelines included in the manual stress: (1) ecological principles that relate to livestock production; (2) the role of livestock in the local farming system; (3) environmental factors that affect the success of a livestock project; and (4) environmentally sound livestock management practices. Specific chapters in the book deal with basic ecological principles, planning, livestock characteristics, the soil and its nutrient cycles, management of wastes and nutrients, health and husbandry, agricultural systems, and making the planning process work. The appendices include ecological mini-guidelines for community development projects, and a five-page bibliography of related documents, along with an address list for each source. (TW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Developing Nations, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education, Farm Management, Foreign Countries, Livestock, Nonformal Education, Quality of Life, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Waste Disposal
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Volunteers in Technical Assistance, Alexandria, VA.; CODEL, Inc., New York, NY.; Heifer Project International, Little Rock, AR.; Winrock International Inst. for Agricultural Development, Morrilton, AR.