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World Bank, 2012. Agriculture and Environmental Services, The World Bank, Washington

Identifying investment opportunities for ruminant livestock feeding in developing countries

This report presents a step-by-step analytical framework that will provide the priority investments and actions in technologies, policies, and institution in order to enhance livestock feeding in developing countries.

December 7, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO, Rome

The state of Food and Agriculture 2012: investing in agriculture for a better future

The State of Food and Agriculture, FAO’s major annual flagship publication, aims at bringing to a wider audience balanced science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture. It contains a comprehensive, yet easily accessible, overview of a selected topic of major relevance for rural and agricultural development and for global food security. This is supplemented by a synthetic overview of the current global agricultural situation.

December 7, 2012
INRA, 2012. INRA

INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) is one of the foremost institutes in the world for agriculture, food and the environment. It is also the second largest public research institute in France.

December 6, 2012
AFZ, 2012. AFZ

AFZ (Association française de zootechnie)

The AFZ (Association Française de Zootechnie) is a French association of animal production specialists from industry, trade organisations, research, education and public administration. Its mission is to help with the dissemination and application of knowledge related to farm animals, and to participate in the public debates concerning animal productions.

December 6, 2012


CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) is a French research centre working with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture.

December 6, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

FAO (Food and agricultural Organization of the United Nations) aims at raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity, bettering the lives of rural populations and contributing to the growth of the world economy.

December 6, 2012
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, 2012. Université de Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

The Faculty of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is dedicated exclusively to agronomical sciences and biological engineering. The complete five-year program on offer at the Faculty trains future bioengineers.  Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech is a faculty open to the world, which has forged an international reputation thanks to the quality of its teaching and the excellence of its research over the last 150 years.

December 5, 2012
IAV, 2012. IAV

Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II

The Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV)( Agronomic and Veterinary Institute) is the leading graduate institute in life sciences and engineering of Morocco. The IAV provides education, research and development in agriculture, rural development, rural land-use planning and natural resources management.


December 5, 2012
SIA, 2012. Universidad de Cordoba, SIA

Servicio de Información sobre Alimentos

SIA is one of University of Cordoba Centralized Services, which participates, within the INIA´s animal feeding thematic network, in the spreading of the information on animal feeding.  Its main mission is to integrate the data obtained in different laboratories on bromatologic composition, nutritive value and use recommendations of cattle feed used in Spain.

December 5, 2012
ILRI, 2012. ILRI

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works with partners to help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity and find profitable markets for their animal products.

December 5, 2012
FEDNA, 2012. Fundación FEDNA

FEDNA (Fundación Española para el Desarrollo de la Nutrición Animal)

FEDNA is a spanish organization that gathers university researchers and professionals dedicated to animal nutrition in Spain. FEDNA aims at developping scientific knowledge about animal nutrition. It publishes information about feedstuffs, spanish regulation on safety etc...

December 5, 2012

Centre International des Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) aims at providing supplementary education (economic as well as technical) and developing a spirit of international cooperation among agricultural personnel in Mediterranean countries.

December 5, 2012

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

December 5, 2012
EAAP, 2012. EAAP

European Federation of Animal Sciences

EAAP represents the professional interests of european scientists, academics, professionals and producers, technicians, extension officers, government departments and farmer organisations.

December 5, 2012
FARA, 2012. FARA

Forum for agricultural research in Africa

FARA is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional research institutions to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders.

December 5, 2012

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

The CGIAR Consortium is an international organization that, together with the CGIAR Fund, advances international agricultural research for a food secure future by integrating and coordinating the efforts of those who fund research and those who do the research

December 5, 2012
CIAT, 2012. CIAT

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

CIAT is an agricultural research institution that focuses on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. CIAT  believes eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food production—is the best way to eradicate hunger and improve livelihoods in the region.

December 5, 2012

Asian-Australasian Dairy Goats Network

AADGN is a new grouping by and for all who are interested in dairy goats. The primary objective of AADGN is to serve all stakeholders including researchers, academicians, policy makers, farmers & investors and milk & other dairy processers working to promote dairy goat farming in Asia-Australasia and beyond.

December 5, 2012
Amena, 2012. Amena

Asociación Mexicana de Especialistas en Nutrición Animal

The mexican association of animal nutrition (AMENA) aims at developing scientific knowledge in nutrition and animal productions.

December 5, 2012
AgroParisTech, 2012. AgroParisTech


AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of technology for life, food and environmental sciences) is one of the foremost French Graduate Institutes in Science and Engineering. It has 2000 students, among which 450 Ph. D students, 230 academic staff and 300 researchers.

December 5, 2012
USGC, 2012. 3rd Ed. U.S. Grain Council

A guide to Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)

The U.S. ethanol industry includes different plant designs and production technologies, and uses different grains for ethanol production – including a wide diversity of corn varieties and sources. With the evolving technology for corn fractionation and for oil extraction, the industry produces many different products as DDGS. This Handbook gives buyers tools they need in developing relationships with U.S. DDGS sellers.

November 26, 2012
WRSA, 2012. World Rabbit Science Association

World Rabbit Science Association

The World Rabbit Science Association aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience, to promote teaching, scientific research, practical experimentation, collection and publication of statistics and documents in relation with rabbit production, to promote World Rabbit Congresses alone or in cooperation with other international bodies, to cooperate with FAO and any other World Bodies interested in rabbit meat, pelt or fur production.

November 13, 2012
Lebas, 2012. Cuniculture.info


An open access French website about rabbits in general, biology of rabbits, rabbit production and rabbit recipes.

Un site français gratuit dédié au lapin en général, et plus particulièrement à sa biologie, à son élevage et son utilisation.

November 13, 2012
PKP, 2012. Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University

Public Knowledge Project: Open Journal Systems

A non-comprehensive list of the over 11,500 titles using Open Journal Systems (as of December 2011).

October 12, 2012
FAO, WFP and IFAD, 2012. FAO, Rome

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012

This publication presents new estimates of undernourishment that show that progress in reducing hunger has been better than previously believed, and that it may be possible to reach the MDG hunger target by 2015. However, eradication of hunger remains a major global challenge. Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to accelerate reduction of hunger and malnutrition.

October 11, 2012
FAO, 2007. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar, Manuel Sánchez and Andrew W. Speedy. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 164, Roima, Italy

Feed supplementation blocks - Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture 

This book summarizes a wide range of experiences with the use of the block technology in countries around the world. This compilation of experiences provides ample evidence that the block technology has contributed significantly to enhancing animal productivity at the field level, and has generated considerable additional income for farmers.

October 9, 2012
FAO, 2011. By Uppoor Krishnamoorthy and John Moran. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - Manual 13

Rearing young ruminants on milk replacers and starter feeds

This manual presents comprehensive information on the preparation and feeding of milk replacers and starter feeds for pre-ruminants. It keeps in view the situation prevailing in developing countries and the demand for ruminant milk for human consumption.

October 9, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO Animal Production and Health

FAO publications on animal production

Includes publications, manuals, working papers, guidelines and proceedings on the following topics: Dairy, Poultry & small stock, Animal Nutrition & feeding, Livestock production systems, Livestock development and Meat production

October 9, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 15. Rome, Italy

Conducting national feed assessments

This document provides guidance to countries in developing national feed assessments (NFASs). Members of governments and research organizations who wish to establish NFASs will likely seek guidance on the technical issues and procedural aspects of building and institutionalizing NFASs. A set of recommended step-wise procedures is given for implementing NFASs, including procedures for planning, establishing, and updating a NFAS.

October 9, 2012
FAO, 2012. by M.R. Garg. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper  No. 173. Rome, Italy

Balanced feeding for improving livestock productivity. Increase in milk production and nutrient use efficiency and decrease in methane emission

This publication outlines an approach used by National Dairy Development Board (India) to balance rations in smallholder dairy farms in order to enhance milk production with existing feed resources, using transfer of scientific knowledge in an easy-to-use and easy-to-implement manner.

October 9, 2012
FAO, 2012. By T.K. Walli, M.R. Garg & Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 172. Rome, Italy

Crop residue based densified total mixed ration – A user-friendly approach to utilise food crop by-products for ruminant production

This publication presents a technology based on the formation of a complete diet in the form of densified feed blocks or pellets from straws mixed with minerals, oil seed cakes and other agroindustrial by-products.

October 9, 2012
DFID, 2005. Livestock Production Programme, funded by DFID and managed by NR international

Livestock husbandry library

300 publications in PDF format (notably by FAO and the National Resources Institute) on the practical aspects of livestock husbandry.

October 5, 2012
CIAT, 2012. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

On-line tools and methods

A collection of digital publications by CIAT. Includes books on forages, legume seeds, rice and cassava.

October 5, 2012
USDA, 2012. United States Department of Agriculture

National Agricultural Library Digital Collections

Collection of materials from the USDA National Agricultural Library. The materials are available in digital format, whether those materials originated in that format or were converted to it later.

October 5, 2012
ICAR, 2012. Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Indian Agricultural Research Journals

An online Journal publishing system for Research Journals by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

October 5, 2012

Pakistan Research Repository

Pakistan Research Repository is digital archive of all PhD theses produced indigenously to promote the intellectual output of Pakistani institutions. It provides a free, single-entry access point to view the manuscript of research executed.

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO

FAO Corporate Document Repository

Database of on-line FAO publications and reports

October 5, 2012

SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

Access to about 1000 scientific journals from Latin America and the Caribbean.

October 5, 2012

ILRI Repository on livestock research

An index and repository of research outputs and publications produced or sponsored by ILRI

October 5, 2012
CTAHR, 2012. University of Hawai‘i - College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

University of Hawai‘i - College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources - Publication and Information Central

Database of on-line publications of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in Hawaii

October 5, 2012
Lund University, 2012. Lund University

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access journals

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. It aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

October 5, 2012

AGRIS: International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology

AGRIS is a public domain database of structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology. The bibliographic references contain either links to the full text of the publication or additional information retrieved from related Internet resources.

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2011. Proc. FAO Electronic Conference, 1-30 September 2010, Rome, Italy. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO Animal Production and Health Proceedings. No. 11. Rome, Italy.

Successes and failures with animal nutrition practices and technologies in developing countries

This document presents the current status of animal nutrition practices and technologies being practiced in developing countries and an analysis of the reasons for their success or failure. It also contains a synthesis paper that summarises the major issues discussed by participants and presents conclusion drawn and lessons learnt for the future. 

October 5, 2012
FAO and IFIF, 2010. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 9. Rome

Good practices for the feed industry – Implementing the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding

This manual provides updated comprehensive information and practical guidelines to assist producers and all stakeholders along the production and distribution chain to comply with the regulatory framework, which have or will come into force in response to the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding.

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2011. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 14. Rome

Quality assurance for animal feed analysis laboratories

This document gives a comprehensive account of good laboratory practices, quality assurance procedures and examples of standard operating procedures as used in individual specialist laboratories. 

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2012. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO, Rome

Biofuel co-products as livestock feed - Opportunities and challenges

This publication collates, discusses and summarizes state-of-the-art knowledge on the use as livestock feed and future availability of co-products from the biofuel industry. The levels at which the co-products could be safely used in livestock diets are also presented. Gaps in knowledge and research topics needed to address them have been identified. These include standardization of product quality to assist ration formulation; testing of new products; development of detoxification procedures; research on micro-algae; and life cycle analysis linked to traditional nutritional appraisal.

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2012. By Emmanuel S. Quansah & Harinder P.S. Makkar. Animal Production and Health Working Paper. No. 8. Rome

Use of lesser-known plants and plant parts as animal feed resources in tropical regions

The aim of this study was to identify lesser-known, alternative feed resources that have potential to enhance animal productivity. The chemical composition of plants/plant parts used, their palatability and medicinal value to animals are reported in this paper

October 5, 2012


FreeFullPDF is a search engine that indexes millions of free full-text scientific articles in PDF format. It includes journal articles, theses, patents and posters.

October 5, 2012
Meeker, 2006. National Renderers Association

Essential rendering: All about the animal by-products industry

This book documents the technologies, manufacturing procedures, capabilities, research, and infrastructure that make the rendering industry important to the United States and Canada.

October 4, 2012

Tropical plants usable as fodder for rabbits

This survey of scientific literature presents 80 plant species that can be used to feed rabbits in West Africa, including wild plants and cultivated crops (in French).

October 4, 2012