2 edition of Sustainable Livestock Production Programme in the Less Developed Areas of Namibia found in the catalog.
Sustainable Livestock Production Programme in the Less Developed Areas of Namibia
Environmental Evaluation Associates (Namibia)
|Other titles||Environmental assessment study and identification of pilot areas for Hereroland and Namaland|
|Statement||by Environmental Evaluation Associates of Namibia (Pty) Ltd with contributions by Namibian Institute for Social and Economic Research and Agrioptimum (Pty) Ltd.|
|Contributions||Namibia. Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Rural Development., Namibian Institute for Social and Economic Research., Environmental Evaluation Associates (Namibia), Agrioptimum., Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit.|
|LC Classifications||SF55.N17 E58 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||137 p. :|
|Number of Pages||137|
|LC Control Number||97980033|
Planning officials view Namibia’s reduced population growth rate as sustainable based on the country’s economic growth over the past decade. Prior to independence in , Namibia’s relatively small population grew at about 3% annually, but declining fertility and the impact of HIV/AIDS slowed this growth to % by , rebounding to. A single variety of a single crop is planted over a large land area (Leads to same crops being grown year after year) The shift to monoculture farming has led to a reduction in the varieties of crops around the world. __________ are places where seed varieties are stored in order to protect the genetic diversity of the world's crops.
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Programmes in Namibia. Based on the challenges to food and nutrition security and agriculture in Namibia, as well as the comparative advantages of FAO, this section defines the priority areas of FAO intervention from to to support GRN in achieving its goals of improving food and nutrition security and agricultural development in this.
Sustainable Cattle Production in Namibia The project seeks to enable smallholder communal farmers in Namibia to sustainably manage their livestock whilst commercializing communal livestock in Northern Namibia for local and regional markets.
Namibia is a country with immense ecological diversity. The communal pasture areas in the north of the country are overgrazed and unmanaged.
The cattle herds in the north are generally in poor condition, under-commercialized and used as a status symbol or as “walking saving accounts” for communal livestock families. The Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) is the 5th NDP in the series of a total of seven (7) National Developmnet Plans that are to implement and achieve the objectives and aspirations of Namibia's long term vision (Vision ).
In sequence, NDP5 will be the third five year implementation vehicle towards VISION NDP5 will be. Livestock constitute an important natural resource for the Southern African Region, with over 60 % of the region’s total land area suitable for livestock farming, contributing significantly to Food Security across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
The farm animal resources of SADC are rich and immensely diverse, with livestock populations in SADC estimated at United Nations This book presents the key debates that took place during the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, at which ECOSOC organized its first biennial DevelopmentFile Size: 5MB.
Enhancing food security -Food security and sustainable agriculture taking account of community-based and indigenous approaches to sustainable food production (Chapter II, 7 (a), (j) & (k).
Towards sustainable agriculture News This means more production on less land, avoiding the expansion of the agricultural frontier and reducing the environmental footprint. Developed by. sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.2 The present Survey focuses on three of these cross-sectoral issues with immediate implications for realizing sustainable development, namely: (a) sustainable cities, (b) food and nutrition security and (c) energy Size: 2MB.
stock. Finding ways to make the Livestock Revolution work for the poor is one of the objectives driv-ing the Livestock Development Strategy (LDS). The LDS was developed to address the need to enhance equitable access and participation in agri-culture, improve global competitiveness and profitability, and ensure sustainable resource manage.
Namibia: export success Despite Namibia’s agriculture sector contributing only 11% to the national GDP (World Bank, ), livestock accounts for almost 80% of the agricultural GDP (FAO, ).
Namibia trades 90% of its marketable livestock and livestock products; about half is destined to the EU and the other half to South Africa.
Goal 2: Zero hunger The number of undernourished people has dropped by almost half in the past two decades because of rapid economic growth and increased agricultural productivity.
Many developing countries that used to suffer from famine and hunger can now meet their nutritional needs. NAMIBIA'S northern communal areas (NCA) extend over nearly square km (22% of Namibia's land surface) and house approximately 1,2 million of its people (55%).
Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach is the first book to look at the imminent threats to sustainable food security through a cross-sectoral lens. As the world faces food supply challenges posed by the declining growth rate of agricultural productivity, accelerated deterioration of quantity and quality of natural resources.
Financial support for the transition to, or maintenance of, sustainable agriculture is largely dependent on tools that manage the risks inherent in reliance on nature for a return on investment. Tools used in sustainable agriculture financing include a wide range: “Classic” governmental programs such as subsidies and tariffs.
Because three-level production is very efficient in providing food for livestock, less land is required for a given amount of animal production. More production per unit area of land can result in less greenhouse gas emission in the world [ 18, 86 ].Cited by: (Image from Farm Africa) Engaging youth in agriculture has been a prominent topic recently and has risen up the development agenda, as there is growing concern worldwide that young people have become disenchanted with agriculture.
With most young people – around 85% – living in developing countries, where agriculture is likely to provide the main source of income it is vital that. THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL POLICY Inthe government developed the Agriculture and Livestock Development Strategy programs in agriculture based on their highest potential for contributing to food security and agricultural growth in the next File Size: 1MB.
It is important, therefore, due to the close connection between agriculture and natural resources, for this Special Issue to become a collection of scientific papers and valuable recommendations that will help to design and propose a model for the sustainable development of rural areas and agriculture that will guarantee economic development in.
livestock keeping appears to be favoured over crop production as it requires less or no land and provides better returns per unit area. Such a revolution in livestock keeping has also brought its problems, yet despite the environmental and public health concerns related to the problems of livestock File Size: KB.
The Challenges of Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa: The Case of Nigeria Dr. Nchuchuwe, Friday Francis area qualitatively and quantitatively depopulated, and progressively less attractive for socio- Sustainable agriculture is both a philosophy and a system of farming.
It is rooted in a. alternative strategies, albeit in limited areas, for confronting land use problems and for moving toward sustainability. In spite of obstacles, innovative farmers, foresters, researchers, and land managers continue to develop and refine land use practices, many of which, if broadly implemented, will ultimately benefit agricultural production, the economy, and the environment.
factors limiting the production of livestock in Liberia, to analyze Liberia land use system of the livestock production sector and to analyze the economic impact of livestock production in Liberia. The study was a case study which surveyed three counties in Liberia: Nimba, Bong and Montserrado.
Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) or urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry (UPAF) is defined as the growing of trees, food and other agricultural products (herbs, pot plants, fuel, fodder) and raising of livestock (and fisheries) within the built-up area or on the fringe of cities.
UPAF includes production systems such as horticulture, livestock, (agro-) forestry and aquaculture. Links between livestock production, the environment and sustainable development. [Article in English, French] Pradbre JP. This study examines the prospects for strong growth in the supply and demand for animal products worldwide, especially in developing countries, where 80% of the world's population by: 4.
Inthe United Nations issued a report highlighting the centrality of the livestock sector to the food sector and the promotion of sustainable development. Driven by population and economic growth, particularly in Africa, demand for livestock products is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 30 years.
No longer constrained by weak. Functional Diversity of Mycorrhiza and Sustainable Agriculture is the first book to present the core concepts of working with Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve agricultural crop productivity.
Highlighting the use of indigenous AM fungi for agriculture, the book includes details on how to maintain and promote AM fungal diversity to improve. Livestock play a critical role in the livelihoods of more than million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
With regional demand for livestock products projected to grow by more than % bydevelopment of the livestock sector offers a unique pathway to improve income and nutrition for the poor, particularly women. The programme has already successfully supported ten governments in promoting eight sustainable commodities.
Four groups were asked to develop priority issue areas that would require collaboration. The delegates acknowledged that a consensus on sustainability was required, skills need to be developed across the value chain and, finance and. Sustainable, efficient livestock production with high biodiversity and good welfare for animals.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The workshop on Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems, hosted by The Netherland’s Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, was held in Wageningen on July The workshop drew together participants from agriculture and environment ministriesFile Size: KB.
Some of the major role of agriculture in economic development of a country are as follows: Agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country. It has already made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of advanced countries and its role in the economic development of less developed.
o Livestock products supply % of calories consumed worldwide and % in developed countries. o They supply around % of total protein consumption worldwide and % in developed countries.
o They provide critical nutrients to vulnerable groups o Livestock can increase the world’s edible proteinFile Size: 1MB. Livestock is commonly defined as domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labor and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and term is sometimes used to refer solely to those that are bred for consumption, while other times it refers only to farmed ruminants, such as cattle and goats.
Horses are considered livestock in the United States. The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Swaziland - The livestock and horticulture value chains in Swaziland: challenges and opportunities Abstract.
The specific objective of this policy note is to derive insights that can contribute to rapid and sustainable integration of small-scale farmers into the livestock.
This book will be a valuable support for informing new policies and processes aimed at improving food production and security and developing sustainable agriculture in Southern Africa. This informative volume will be key reading for those interested in agricultural science, African studies, rural studies, development studies and sustainability.
Some livestock (e.g., B. indicus cattle) are able to be productive in hot climates due to a range of mechanisms, including increased skin surface area to body weight, physiological mechanisms to.
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change listed high-priority policy actions to address food security, including integrating food security and sustainable agriculture into global and national policies, significantly raising the level of global investment in food systems, and developing specific programs and policies to.
Toward this end, five priorities areas were identified and programmes developed: Programme 1: Promote sustainable agricultural sectors, first and foremost food value chains, and develop agribusiness in order to improve the income of farmers and other operators in the sector; Programme 2: Improve the management within the food and.
I - Livestock production Systems Industrial livestock systems produce less than 10 % of the feed they use, and are currently responsible for more than 40 % of global meat production.
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The livestock DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY. The LDS was developed within the framework of Presidential Imperatives and the Strategic Plan for South Africa with regard to the need to enhance equitable access to - and participation in agriculture, improve global competitiveness and profitability, and ensure sustainable resource management.Urban Micro-Livestock Ordinances: Regulating Backyard Animal Husbandry.
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