The course focuses on the role and importance of livestock for tropical agriculture and for human nutrition and food security. Production systems for the main livestock species at smallholder level are discussed, in particular feeding and management strategies based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, including integrated and peri-urban systems. Also covered are factors that influence the nutritional value of tropical plants, the most important tropical diseases of livestock, utilisation of extensive pastures, the most important livestock breeds, and suitable breeding strategies for sustainable production systems in the tropics.
17 Jan - 27 Mar 2011, 35%, Daytime
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