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Muehlhoff et al., 2013. FAO, Rome, Italy

Milk and dairy products in human nutrition

The book presents information on the nutritional value of milk and dairy products and evaluates current scientific knowledge on
the benefits and risks of consuming milk and dairy products in the context of global changes in diets
January 22, 2014
de Jonge et al., 2013. In: Makkar, H. P. S. FAO Animal Production and Health Guidelines. FAO, Rome

The feed analysis laboratory: establishment and quality control. Setting up a feed analysis laboratory, and implementing a quality assurance system compliant with ISO/IEC 17025:2005

This document presents a step-by-step process to guide the laboratory management team through the various stages, from planning the feed analysis laboratory building and layout, to hiring suitable staff and choosing which methods to set up, with appropriate equipment requirements.

December 16, 2013
FAO, 2012. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome, 2012

The state of world fisheries and aquaculture

The "State of world fisheries and aquaculture" serves as a useful reference work on the sector – its status, trends, issues and outlook – and it contributes to a more complete understanding of the sector

November 28, 2013
Oppong-Apane, 2013. In: Bedane, B.; Ly, C.; Makkar, H. P. S. (Eds.). FAO, Accra, Ghana.

Cassava as animal feed in Ghana: Past, present and future

November 4, 2013

Greenhouse gas emissions from pig and chicken supply chains – A global life cycle assessment

November 4, 2013
Gerber et al., 2013. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome.

Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities

This report presents an evidence-based picture of emissions with data broken down by species, agroecological zones, regions and production systems.
November 4, 2013
FAO et al., 2013. FAO, IFAD, WFP, Rome, FAO.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013: the multiple dimensions of food security

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.

November 4, 2013

Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains – A global life cycle assessment

This report presents results from a broad assessment carried out to improve the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along livestock supply chains. 
November 4, 2013
Hristov et al., 2013. J. Anim. Sci., 91 (11): 5095–5113

Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: III. A review of animal management mitigation options 

This article is derived in part from a published review of mitigation options for the livestock sector funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

November 4, 2013
Ruane et al., 2013. Occasional papers on Innovation in family farming. FAO, Rome, Italy

Biotechnologies at work for smallholders: Case studies from developing countries in crops, livestock and fish

This book documents a series of 19 case studies where agricultural biotechnologies were used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries. 

November 4, 2013
Montes et al., 2013. J. Anim. Sci., 91 (11): 5070-5094

Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: II. A review of manure management mitigation options

This article is derived in part from a published review of mitigation options for the livestock sector funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

November 4, 2013
Hristov et al., 2013. J. Anim. Sci., 91 (11): 5045-5069

Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: I. A review of enteric methane mitigation options

This article is derived in part from a published review of mitigation options for the livestock sector funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

November 4, 2013
Wadhwa et al., 2013. FAO

Utilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as livestock feed and as substrates for generation of other value-added products

This publication presents information on the chemical composition, conservation methods, nutritive value and guidelines for incorporation of fruit and vegetable wastes in animal diets. It also covers aspects related to utilization of such wastes as a substrate for the generation of value-added products. The recycling of these resources will economise on animal feed and also alleviate environmental pollution.

July 23, 2013
FAO, 2013. FAO, Rome

Food Outlook June 2013. Biannual report on global food markets

Food Outlook is published by the Trade and Market Division of FAO under Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS). It is a biannual publication focusing on developments affecting global food and feed markets. Each report provides comprehensive assessments and short term forecasts for production, utilization, trade, stocks and prices on a commodity by commodity basis and includes feature articles on topical issues. 

July 23, 2013
Makkar et al., 2013. FAO Animal Production and Health Proceedings, No. 16. Rome, FAO and Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies

Optimization of feed use efficiency in ruminant production systems

Proceedings of a symposium which focused on enhancing Feed Conversion Efficiency, through the application of new approaches to feeding ruminants that address both rumen and animal health, and the benefits it holds for farmers, for their livestock and for society.

June 27, 2013
FAO, 2013. FAO, Rome, Italy

The state of food and agriculture 2013: food systems for better nutrition

The report provides comprehensive data and analysis on the rapidly evolving burden of malnutrition at global, regional and country levels. It reviews an extensive body of evidence on how agriculture and the entire food system influence nutrition. Executive summary available in english, french, spanish, arabic, chinese and russian.

June 11, 2013
Hristov et al., 2013. In: Gerber, P. J.; Benjamin Henderson, B.; Makkar, H. P. S. (Eds). FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 177. FAO, Rome, Italy.

Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production – A review of technical options for non-CO2 emissions

This report presents a review of current knowledge on mitigation practices for greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector. It focuses specifically on non-CO2 emissions from enteric fermentation and manure management.
June 11, 2013
IDC, 2013. House of Commons, 1st Report Session 2013–14, London, UK

Global Food Security

This document is a report from UK parliament on food security and on how DFID  (UK Department For International Development) might improve global food security.
June 11, 2013
Cowie, 2013. In: Makkar, H. P. S. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 16. Rome

Quality assurance for microbiology in feed analysis laboratories

This book deals with microbiological procedures and quality assurance in microbiology laboratories. It will assist microbiology laboratories in acquiring the recognition of competence required for certification or accreditation and will also enhance the quality of the microbiological data generated by feed analysis laboratories. This book is now available in e-book format at http://www.fao.org/publications/e-book-collection/en/

May 23, 2013
FDA, 2012. FDA, Second Edition

Bad Bug Book - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins

Bad Bug Book provides current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness. The information provided in this handbook is abbreviated and general in nature, and is intended for practical use.

April 30, 2013
Martin-Rosset, 2012. Editions Quae, 624 p.

Nutrition et alimentation des chevaux

Designed for teachers, development managers and technicians, practising veterinary surgeons and students, this book includes a precis of horse nutrition, feed recommendations drawn up for each category (mares, stallions, foals, carthorses, riding horses, draught horses, ponies and donkeys) in their breeding and use conditions and feed composition and nutritive value tables.

February 20, 2013
FAO, 2013. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 175. Rome, Italy

Enhancing animal welfare and farmer income through strategic animal feeding - Some case studies

This document presents case studies about existing practices that enhance animal welfare as well as farmers’ incomes. It is hoped that this will encourage researchers and agencies to initiate studies to capture the impact of any intervention on farmers’ incomes. These studies could pave the way for developing guidelines and policy options to promote sustainable animal feeding that enhances animal welfare, animal productivity, animal product quality and profitability.

February 7, 2013
FAO, 2011. FAO,  Rome, Italy

Network of experts - Support for strenghthening quality control systems in animal feed analysis laboratory in developing countries

The experts listed on the Network have agreed to provide advice and guidance on quality control and regulatory aspects of feed analysis and on accreditation of laboratories to international standards. Technical Analysts and Laboratory Managers working in R&D institutions and feed industries in developing countries can direct their queries to the following experts. Please select an expert based on the nature of your query and expertise available with the experts.

February 7, 2013
ILRI, 2012. ILRI

Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST)

Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) is a systematic method to assess local feed resource availability and use. It helps in the design of intervention strategies aiming to optimize feed utilization and animal production. The tool comprises two main elements

January 8, 2013
SARE, 2008. SARE Outreach. In: Clark (Ed.), Diane Publishing, 2008

Managing cover crops profitably (3rd edition)

Managing Cover Crops Profitably provides information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation. The book deals with the most commonly used species in the USA (including grasses, grains, brassicas and mustards, and legumes).

December 14, 2012
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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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
Sansoucy, 1985. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 43

Olive by-products for animal feed

A review of information on possibilities of using harvest residues and olive oil industry by-products in animal feeding.

October 4, 2012
NDDB, 2012. National Dairy Development Board, Animal Nutrition Group, Anand, India

Nutritive value of commonly available feeds and fodders in India

A compendium of Indian feeds and forages. Includes descriptions, pictures, chemical composition and metabolizable energy for ruminants.

September 28, 2012
NRC, 2001. 7th Revised Edition, Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.

Nutrient requirements of dairy cattle

July 13, 2011
Suttie, 2000. FAO Plant Production and Protection Series No. 29, FAO, Rome

Hay and straw conservation for small-scale farming and pastoral conditions

This publication discusses hay, hay crops and crop residues in a wide range of situations, as essential components of fodder management in livestock production, and draws on examples from many parts of the world.

June 6, 2011
Devendra, 1985. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 2nd edition, Bangkok,1985

Non conventional feed resources in Asia and the Pacific

A thorough review of literature on the availability and utilization of non-conventional feed resources in Asia and the Pacific Region.

February 22, 2011
Suttie et al., 2005. FAO, Plant production and protection series, No. 34

Grasslands of the world

This book provides an overview of a range of grassland systems worldwide, and in a final chapter briefly assesses the state of the grasslands, their management, various grassland resources, the complementary roles of sown pastures, fodder crops and natural grasslands and concludes by looking at various social, economic and environmental factors.

January 3, 2011
Devendra, 1988. Proceedings of a Consultation held in Hisar, India, 21-29 March 1988, IDRC, ICAR

Non-conventional feed resources and fibrous agricultural residues. Strategies for expanded utilization

This publication focuses on expanding the utilization of nonconventional feeds and fibrous agricultural residues in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The availability of the total feed resources and present patterns of utilization by livestock are discussed in the context of the opportunities for expanding development efforts, especially at the farm level in the future.

December 3, 2010

Underutilized resources as animal feedstuffs

November 24, 2010
NRC, 1996. National Research Council, USA

Lost Crops of Africa. Volume I Grains

This book focuses on native cereals from Africa, and presents information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed and list its benefits and limitations as a food source.

October 6, 2010
Machin, D.; Nyvold, S.. Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation held in CIAT, Cali, Colombia 21–25 January 1991; FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 95

Roots, tubers, plantains and bananas in animal feeding

July 27, 2010

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