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Landscapes, livestock and livelihoods in European Less Favourd areas

Landscapes, livestock and livelihoods in European Less Favourd areas

Proceeding of a meeting of the European funden project ,EQULFA, held in Thessaloniki, Greece 8th-11th Ocober 1998

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Published by SAC Auchincruive in Ayr .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by A. Waterhouse and E. McEwan.
ContributionsWaterhouse, A., McEwan, E.
The Physical Object
Pagination201p.p. ;
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18264912M
ISBN 101854826832
OCLC/WorldCa180072053

  The nearly 40 people who gathered to explore practices and policies that could encourage more trees in landscapes so as to reverse land degradation and improve livelihoods and food security, included leading farmers and extension officers from three districts — Kassena-Nankana West, Bawku West and Garu-Tempane — as well as representatives.   Steinfeld H, Mooney HA, Schneider F. Livestock in a Changing Landscape. Areas of Research: Livestock. Washington, DC. Assessing dynamics of forced livestock movements, livelihoods.

Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science Book of abstracts No. 19 () Nantes, France 26 - 30 August ISBN ISSN Animal Genetics Animal Nutrition Animal Management and Health Animal Physiology Livestock Farming Systems Cattle Production • Delegates from less favoured areas by offering.   As the human population has grown, we have taken and modified more and more land, leaving less and less for nonhuman species. This is clearly unsustainable, and the amount of land we protect for nature needs to be increased and preserved. However, this still leaves vast regions of the world unprotected and modified. Such landscapes do not have to be a lost cause.

  This book has arisen from my work at the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA) between and Without impli­ cating anybody in errors and omissions and without claiming to present a synthesis or consensus of views held there, the book is a.   Australian soils are typically older, more deeply weathered and less fertile than those of North America or Europe. As a result, many of the land degradation and soil management issues stem from the attempts to apply European farming methods, crop varieties and livestock breeds to distinctly Australian soils, landscapes and climates.


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Belong to six breed and 20 percent of livestock breeds are at risk of extinction. One billion poor people, mostly pastoralists in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, depend on livestock for food and livelihoods. Globally, livestock provides 25 percent of protein intake and 15 percent of dietary Size: 1MB.

Waterhouse T, Mcewan E (ed) () Landscapes, livestock and livelihoods in European less favoured areas: proceedings of a meeting of the European funded projekt, Equlfa (CT 95 ). - Meeting Landscapes, Livestock and Livelihoods in European Less Favoured Areas, Thessaloniki 8.

Okt. Auchincruive, SAC, pp 1&#x; Google ScholarCited by:   Livestock and land use change. Land inextricably links livestock to natural resource management.

Livestock is not only the largest land use system on Earth, mainly in the form of pastoral systems that occupy up to 45% of the global land area [], but also feed production, grazing, water and nutrient use, and biodiversity are largely dependent on land use and its potential change [].Cited by: Farming Livelihoods and Landscapes: Tensions in Rural Development and Environmental Regulation cattle and sheep (44%) and cattle and sheep in Less Favoured Areas (LFA).

Land Use Changes. In Europe, pre-Neolithic Holocene landscapes can most likely be described as a mosaic of old-growth forest, scrubland, and grasslands, maintained by the grazing of large herbivores and by fire (Svenning ; VeraVera ), although the relative amount of open area is debated (for example, Hodder et al.

Later Landscapes, and much before Cited by: HANDBOOK ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS’ LIVELIHOOD AND WELL-BEING ANNEX 4 EUROPEAN UNION RURAL INDICATORS Importance of livestock ESUs from livestock 5.

Multifunctionality of agriculture Mountain areas & less favoured areas Proportion of area covered by mountain and less favoured. Reflecting reality, our results show livestock grazing as the predominant land use that changes with precipitation and land tenure leading to varying livelihood strategies.

For example, agriculture is the most common livelihood in wet years and conservation levels increase with increasing support of wildlife conservation initiatives. Landscapes without Livestock 4 LUC 3 Upland pastures in the North York Moors Figure The landscape as it now appears Description of current predominant land use type Large-scale fields of improved and semi-improved permanent pasture with frequent areas of rough grazing occurring on the ridges and plateaux of the Less Favoured Areas (LFA.

1. Introduction. Livestock systems occupy about 30 per cent of the planet's ice-free terrestrial surface area (Steinfeld et al. ) and are a significant global asset with a value of at least $ livestock sector is increasingly organized in long market chains that employ at least billion people globally and directly support the livelihoods of million poor smallholder.

on enhancing the livestock feeding strategies employed by farmers, identify key constraints and opportunities for livestock production, and to point out possible areas of intervention that could improve livestock productivity.

METHODOLOGY the objectives of obtaining better insight on the major livelihood determinants of the community. The California ejido is a small mountain community (the last census in registered people (INEGI, )) located in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, a mountain range in southern ejido is a special type of social land tenure in Mexico that can be described as a group of peasants that hold rural land, as well as the land, which is made up of individual parcels and.

To help illustrate this, AHDB Beef & Lamb commissioned an independent report ‘Landscapes without Livestock’ which examines the potential impact on some of England’s most cherished landscapes if beef cattle herds and sheep flocks declined or disappeared as a result of the industry becoming report has been compiled with input from farmers, ecologists, landscape.

In this less favoured area of south-western France, farmers have limited specialisation. Currently, half of the farms use mixed crop–livestock systems. The data set of 20 variables for 50 farms on the basis of six year time steps was collected through retrospective surveys. The lamb fattening sheep unit represents a very reasonable livelihood option for agricultural labourers as it require less resources and not demand very specialized skills.

The breeding unit, which requires the part time involvement of the farmer, or his family member, provides a very stable and attractive additional income source for small and. The multiple roles that livestock play in livelihoods of the poor make generalising about women's roles in, and economic contributions to, livestock development problematic, and prioritising livestock research and interventions for women's development challenging (Niamir-Fuller, ; Rangnekar, ; Livestock in Development (LID), Communities depend on landscapes for survival and landscapes determine if sustainable development is to be achieved.

The links between landscapes, ecosystem services, livelihoods, and climate change are often complex, misunderstood, and barely studied in rural areas of Africa, where communities live side-by-side with conservation areas. Livelihood diversification and transition in rural Africa have been extensively studied in recent times (Barrett et al.

a, b; Ellis, ; Carswell ).Many of these studies have focused on drivers and trends in income diversification among rural households, including a focus on constraints and incentives in rural Africa (Barrett et al.

; Smith et al. Laikipia County encompasses an area of approximately 9, km 2 in north-central Kenya. The land is semi-arid savanna and Acacia bushland and generally experiences two annual rainy seasons, though rainfall variability is increasing.

The region is commonly acknowledged as one of Kenya’s most important areas for biodiversity conservation. Less-favoured areas are typically characterized by a combination of low agricultural potential and/or poor market access; often existing in an institutional setting that is not conducive to.

Traditional agricultural landscapes give a distinct character to the European Alps and are considered part of their heritage due to their distinctive natural and sociocultural features. At a workshop jointly organized by the Swiss Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies (ICAS), the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR), and the Research Centre of the Slovenian.

Livestock density at EU level in The livestock density index gives an indication of the pressure that livestock farming places on the environment.

Inthe livestock density in the EU reached livestock units (LSU) per hectare of utilised agricultural area (UAA).This was slightly higher than in the previous round of the Farm Structure Survey in species and habitat diversity or the presence of species of European conservation concern.

2) High nature value farmland is estimated to make up % of the utilised agricultural area in EU 3) The majority of HNV farmland is located in southern Europe (parts of Spain, Portugal, Greece) and in northern Europe (uplands of UK and Ireland).Livestock systems have drastically evolved since then and in light of global challenges such as climate change, population growth and the urgency of ensuring the availability of nutritious and secure food for everybody, the optimisation of sustainable livestock production is more important than ever.