Production animale

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Organising to market animals and milk

Pastoralists need certain skills and have to be organized to market animals or milk successfully. This practical guide tells you what types of groups you can form and which skills you need.

11 ways to improve animal marketing

This practical guide presents 11 ways that pastoralists can improve the marketing of their livestock.

Services for marketing animals and milk

This practical guide describes services that pastoralists need to market their animals, milk and hides effectively. It covers market information, financial services, transport, market facilities and processing plants.

10 ways to improve milk marketing

This practical guide presents 10 ways how pastoralists can make more money from milk.

Hay Box Brooder: A Milestone to Increase Rural Households Poultry Production

Using the hay-box chick brooder is a simple technique which conserves the metabolic heat produced by the chicks and thus keeping them warm. Unlike other brooders, this device does not require coal, oil, or electricity for heating. The following description gives detailed information on how to build and manage the hay-box, in addition to tips on how to preserve the Box and the chicks during the different seasons and how to maintain the required temperature based on experiences in Ethiopia. The hay-box chick brooder which is not using any artificial heat is an ESTC (Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission) award winning technology developed by Prof. Solomon Demeke at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM) (Solomon, 2003).

Des vidéos de formation sur l’aviculture familiale

L’aviculture est importante pour les moyens d'existence de nombreux petits agriculteurs. Ces modules se composent de six courtes vidéos éducatives portant sur des questions majeures concernant l'aviculture familiale. Ces vidéos s'occupent des aspects théoriques de la production de volaille, y compris l'alimentation dans quatre différents systèmes de production et, la prévention et le contrôle des maladies. Les vidéos sont faites pour l'auto-étude et pour une utilisation dans la formation du personnel de vulgarisation. Les vidéos ont été élaborées par l'Organisation des Nations pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture des Nations Unies en collaboration avec le Réseau international pour le développement de l’aviculture familiale dans le cadre du "Programme de développement des petites exploitations de volaille" financé par le FIDA. Les vidéos ont été testées au cours de la mise en œuvre de ce programme comme matériel pédagogique dans la formation des conseillers associés en aviculture associés provenant de différents pays (Kenya, Tanzanie, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Swaziland, Cambodge, Guatemala).

Training videos for family poultry production

Poultry production is important for the livelihoods of many smallholder farmers. This training kit consists of six short educational videos that address major issues relevant for the development of family poultry production. These videos cover the theoretical aspects of poultry production including the feeding in four different production systems and the prevention and control of diseases. The videos are made for self-study and for use in training of extension staff. The videos were developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in cooperation with the International Network for Family Poultry Development as part of the IFAD-funded “Smallholder Poultry Development Program”. The videos were tested as training material during the implementation of that program in the training of Associate Poultry Advisers from different countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Swaziland, Cambodia, Guatemala).

Clay incubator: A Pro Poor Initiative to incubate eggs for inclusive Guinea Fowl farming

This practice is describing the preparation and use of a clay incubator, that helps hatching Guinea fowl eggs. The incubator is simple and doesn’t require sophisticated or expensive materials to build.. The materials used are clay bricks, sand, a thermometer, a kerosene lamp, black plastic, iron roof, and a grid rack with wooden edges. The description gives detailed information and images that show how to build the Clay incubators.

Cero Labranza; Chile

La práctica de cero labranza consiste en el establecimiento de un cultivo sin preparar el suelo, así las semillas se dejan en surcos que tengan el ancho y la profundidad suficiente sin remover el suelo. En el mismo proceso de trabajo se pueden aplicar fertilizantes y otras enmiendas para mejor el suelo. En este ejemplo, en la comuna de San Ignacio, la cero labranza se utilizó para establecer praderas. Esta práctica funciona, principalmente, como defensa de la erosión hídrica aumentando la cobertura del suelo, especialmente durante los meses de invierno. La cero labranza está considerada como un sistema económico pero con el riesgo de generar compactación del suelo. La disponibilidad de maquinaria puede ser una limitante para implementar esta práctica.

Zanjas de infiltración; Chile

La región experimenta largos períodos de sequía y la mayoría de las precipitaciones ocurren en invierno, cuando el suelo está descubierto, haciendo que la erosión hídrica sea la causa más importante de degradación. La implementación de zanjas de infiltración permite cultivar los campos de la zona de forma más sostenible. Las zanjas ayudan a controlar la escorrentía al colectar el agua de lluvia, y permite la recarga de acuíferos, todo lo que permite incrementar el crecimiento y rendimiento de los cultivos, aunque el establecimiento y mantención de las zanjas es laborioso y puede ser costoso para pequeños productores.

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