Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Tropical Livestock Production, 5.0 credits

Syllabus

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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.

Prerequisites

The equivalent of 120 credits including 90 credits in Animal Science, Biology or Rural Development. Skills in English equivalent to English B from upper secondary school in Sweden.

Time

17 Jan - 27 Mar 2011, 35%, Daytime

Cycle
Advanced
Subjects
Animal Science, Biology
Application code
SLU-30031
Location
Uppsala
Distance
No
Language
English

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Cooperating departments

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Course leader

Ewa Wredle
Telephone: 018-672699
E-mail: Ewa.Wredle@huv.slu.se

SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
Tel: +46 18-67 10 00 • Fax: +46 18-67 20 00  • VAT nr: SE202100281701 • webbredaktionen@slu.se