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FAO Assistance towards feed analysis increasing incomes, improving food safety and safeguarding the environment

FAO Assistance towards feed analysis increasing incomes, improving food safety and safeguarding the environment 

This document presents the assistance provided by FAO for enhancing feed analysis and thus improving feed quality, animal production profitability and food safety. 

March 2, 2015
FAO, 2013. FAO, Rome, Italy

Climate-smart agriculture sourcebook

The purpose of the sourcebook is to further elaborate the concept of CSA and demonstrate its potential, as well as limitations. It aims to help decision makers at a number of levels (including political administrators and natural resource managers) to understand the different options that are available for planning, policies and investments and the practices that are suitable for making different agricultural sectors, landscapes and food systems more climate-smart. This sourcebook is a reference tool for planners, practitioners and policy makers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries at national and subnational levels.

February 23, 2015
CIPAV, 2014. Cali, Colombia

CIPAV - Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture

The Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture is a NGO whose mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the rural sector through research, development and outreach of environmentally friendly farming alternatives. It works in partnership with numerous groups, research centers, scientific and international cooperation institutions, rural communities and businesses that promote sustainable rural development in Colombia and in several countries of Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

January 5, 2015
ILRI, 2014. ILRI Research Brief

Growing food and feed with less environmental  impact: A dual-crop impact narrative

This document presents the progress made by ILRI and its partners in developing highly productive dual purpose crops.

December 11, 2014
Makkar et al., 2014. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 198: 309-322

Towards sustainable animal diets: a survey-based study

This survey conducted by FAO establishes a direction for positive change for enhancing sustainability of livestock systems, prioritizes various elements of the concept, proposes sectors that should take initiative for implementation of the concept and identified modalities to put the concept into practice. Available on ResearchGate.

November 17, 2014
IARI, 2014. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

KrishiKosh (कृषिकोष ) An Institutional Repository of Indian National Agricultural Research System

November 13, 2014
Western Australian Herbarium, 2014. Department of Parks and Wildlife

FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora

FloraBase provides botanical information on all Western Australian vascular plant families, genera and species as well as identification tools, photos, maps, and the collecting details of over 751,805 vouchered herbarium specimens from across the State. 

October 28, 2014
Makkar et al., 2014. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 197: 1-33

State-of-the-art on use of insects as animal feed

This Feedipedia paper (available on ResearchGate) is a review of current scientific knowledge related to the rearing, composition, nutritional value and use of insects such as black soldier fly larvae, housefly maggots, mealworms, locusts and silkworms as a replacement of soybean meal and fish meal in the diets of poultry, pigs, cattle and fish. 

October 1, 2014
ARChE_Net, 2014. Arche_net

Regional network of expertise on dynamic adaptative systems ruminant to a changing world

The ARChE_Net project is a multi-partner regional project funded by the Reunion Regional Council, the EU and the French Government. It aims to define regional strategies to manage the ruminant production systems’ adaptation to agro-ecological and socio-economic changes thanks to the implementation of innovative monitoring tools and to the reinforcement of skills exchange within the Indian Ocean. The countries part of the network are: Australia, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Republic of Comoros, Reunion Island (France) and South Africa.

September 26, 2014
TECA, 2014. Teca, FAO, Rome, Italy

TECA: Technologies and practices for small agricultural producers

TECA stands for Technologies and Practices for small agricultural producers and is composed of (1) the Knowledge Base of technologies and practices for small agricultural producers and (2) the Exchange Groups, which are online discussion fora where practitioners can exchange knowledge and experiences on specific topics related to smallholder agriculture. 

September 19, 2014
Laswai et al., 2013. ASARECA (Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa), Entebe, Uganda

Chemical and nutritional values of feed resources for ruminants: Eastern and Central Africa feedstuff table for ruminants 2013

This feed table summarizes available information on chemical composition, digestibility and energy values of locally available feed-stuff resources in Eastern and Central Africa. It acts as a guide to proper feeding of animals and is therefore very useful to livestock advisors and progressive farmers.

September 3, 2014
FAO et al., 2014. FAO, International Dairy Federation, IFCN Dairy Research Network

World mapping of animal feeding systems in the dairy sector

This book is the result of three surveys held by FAO, IFCN and IDF. It provides information on 47 feeding schemes for dairy animals (cattle, sheep, goats and buffaloes) and on feeding baskets used in more than 40 different countries with a special focus on the relative part of roughage vs. concentrate in the diets.

August 26, 2014
JECFA, 2014. FAO Jecfa Monographs N°15, FAO/WHO

Residue evaluation of certain veterinary drugs

This document contains monographs on residue evaluations of certain veterinary drugs, prepared at the seventy-eight meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 5 to 14 November 2013. The monographs provide information on chemical identity and properties of the compounds, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, residue depletion studies and analytical methods validated and used for the detection and quantification of the compounds. The monograph also has a relevance for feed analysts.

August 26, 2014
Babafunso Sonaiya et al., 2004. FAO Anim. Health Manual, 1. FAO, Rome

Small-scale poultry production: Technical guide

This technical guide provides information on husbandry, feed resources and breed improvement for poultry small-holders. Marketing and economics of small-scale poultry production are also considered.

July 8, 2014
FAO, 2014. FAO, Rome, Italy

FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture

This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries.
June 20, 2014
FAO, 2011. FAO, Rome, Italy

World Livestock 2011 – Livestock in food security

This report presents a global overview, examining the role that livestock plays in various dimensions of food security. It describes the place of livestock products in human nutrition, the contribution of livestock to the world food supply and its stability, and it discusses the way that livestock can affect food access, particularly for poor families, as a direct source of food and a source of income.
June 16, 2014
PAR, 2011. Outcomes of an expert workshop held by FAO and the platform on agrobiodiversity. 14–16 april 2010, Rome, italy
Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture : Contributing to food security and sustainability in a changing world

This book explores the contribution that biodiversity for food and agriculture can make to improving food security and agricultural sustainability and  meeting the challenges of global change, particularly climate change.

May 27, 2014

Crop residues and agro-industrial  by-products in West Africa

This publication presents the availability, access and utilization of crop residues and  agro-industrial products in West Africa.

May 12, 2014
Huyghe et al., 2014. Collection Synthèse, Quae, 320 p.

Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

This open access e-book presents an inventory of grasslands and forage crops in Europe, and the technical, economic and regulatory determinants of past and present trends. It features maps, case studies in all European regions and interviews of farmers and key stakeholders.

April 18, 2014
Pica-Ciamarra et al., 2014. World Bank, FAO

Livestock sector: why good numbers matter. A sourcebook for decision makers on how to improve livestock data

This book represents a first step towards a demand-driven and sustainable approach to enhance the livestock information available to decision makers.
March 23, 2014
Rosegrant et al., 2014. IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), Washington, USA

Food security in a world of natural resource scarcity : the role of agricultural  technologies

This book contributes to the understanding of future benefits from alternative agricultural technologies by assessing future scenarios for the potential impact  and benefits of these technologies on yield growth and production, food security, the demand for food, and agricultural trade.

March 12, 2014
Brittaine et al., 2010. Integrated Crop Management n°8. IFAD / FAO

Jatropha: a small-holder bioenergy crop; The potential for pro-poor development

This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development.

February 27, 2014
Elbehri et al., 2013. FAO, Rome, Italy

A global assessment of sustainability Biofuels and sustainability challenge : issues, trends and policies for biofuels and related feedstocks

This book is a complete study that attempts to integrate into a single report the major issues related to biofuel and related feedstock sustainability.

February 21, 2014
Pal et al., 2011. SAARC Agriculture Centre

Dairy Production, Quality Control and Marketing System in SAARC Countries

This report reviews the existing dairy production system in the SAARC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) countries; it compares the dairy diversity among the member countries; identifies the strength and weaknesses of the scenario and recommends measures for improving the existing production system in individual member countries to address the need of 21st century.

February 18, 2014
MTT, 2013. MTT Agrifood Research Finland

Finnish feed tables

This web service consists of the Feed tables and nutrient requirements of farm animals used in Finland. It is publised by MTT Agrifood Research Finland based on a mandate from the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The animal species covered include ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats), pigs, poultry (chicken and turkeys), fur animals (fox and mink) and horses. 

January 27, 2014
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
NSF, 2013. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka

National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka - National e-Repository

This e-Repository has been established to create global visibility and accessibility to the collective output of scholary research of Sri Lanka. The repository is maintained by the National Science Foundation and it archives, preserves and offers access to the full text of scholary literature of Sri Lankan origin

December 20, 2013
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, 2013. FAO Forestry

Insects for food and feed

This FAO website on insects used for food and feed provides information, news, resources and publications.

November 30, 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
NAFRI, 2013. National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Laos

LAD Lao Agriculture Database

LAD was established by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) to improve the collection and dissemination of agriculture and forestry related information in Laos. It includes research results, surveys, training and extension materials, working papers, as well as policy and strategy reports. The database consists of bibliographic information, abstracts and fulltext files. 

November 15, 2013
Dairy One, 2013. Dairy One Cooperative

Dairy One Feed composition library

Cumulative statistics on samples analyzed and compiled by the Dairy One Forage Lab in the United States. It is updated on an annual basis to continually broaden the scope of the database.

November 15, 2013
KISTI, 2012. Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information


A Reference Linking Platform of Korea Journals in Science and Technology

November 5, 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
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

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

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
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
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
Brunken et al., 2008. Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

West African plants - A Photo Guide

A photo database containing more than 15,000 photos of identified West African Plants. Photos under creative commons license CC-BY-NC-SA.

August 13, 2013
FAO, 2013. FAO, Rome

Dairy Gateway - Dairy production and products

FAO's Dairy Gateway is a neutral platform that provides a wide range of material about milk production and products in developing countries. The Gateway allows users to share information, video and picture stories, and experiences. 

July 28, 2013
SAPPLPP, 2013. NDDB National Dairy Development Board and FAO

South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme

South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme was established in 2006 with the objective of facilitating and contributing to the development of pro-poor livestock policy and programme implementation, in three selected South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. The programme is funded by the National Dairy Development Board and FAO.

July 24, 2013
APHCA, 2013. APHCA - Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Dairy Asia - Asian milk for health and prosperity

Mission: 1. Facilitate an increase in productivity, quality and profitability, in an environmentally sustainable manner, at all points along the dairy value chain in Asia. 2. Facilitate the collection and dissemination of high quality information and knowledge relevant to dairy development in Asia. 3. Enhance the recognition of the contribution of small holder dairy farming to household food security and overall socio-economic wellbeing in Asia, and the importance of the contribution of women. 4. Enhance the global visibility of the Asian dairy sector.

July 23, 2013
MEKARN, 2013. Program financed  by SidaSAREC

MEKARN - Research Cooperation For Livestock-Based Sustainable Farming Systems In The Lower Mekong Basin

This regional network on sustainable agriculture in South East Asia is supported by Sida/SAREC. Participating institutions are the countries in the Lower Mekong Basin (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand). The core activities are research, research training, and exchange and dissemination of information.

July 23, 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

FAO-Published documents on feed and feeding

Published document on feed and feeding

July 3, 2013