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This report was prepared to provide information and analysis of the Samoan livestock sub-sector for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries through a technical assistance assignment financed by the World Bank. The Word Bank contributed technical assistance support to the Government of Samoa to help identify measures to strengthen agriculture sector institutions, to improve the perform ...

SUBJECT: calving rates; predation; breeders; species; livestock associations

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This report is a window into a larger initiative, the jobs and prosperity: building Zambia's Competitiveness (JPC) program. The JPC program is a 'joint venture' between the governments of the Republic of Zambia, the Zambian private sector, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), the African development bank group and the World Bank Group. As such, the repor ...

SUBJECT: calving rates; veterinary care.; veterinary products; livestock enterprises; sick animals

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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 and horticulture value chains in Swaziland. It seeks to do this by identifying constraints that may be contributing to poor performance in the two value chains, evaluating technological options that could improve productivity ...

SUBJECT: commercial agriculture; global markets; red meat; livestock enterprises; community participation

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While Zambia's economy performs well, in macroeconomic terms, low levels of productivity plague industry, and this constrains growth, diversification and prosperity. In recent years, economic growth has averaged 5-6 percent a year, business reforms are being implemented, and investment levels are at an all time high. However, according to the World Economic Forum's global competitivenes ...

SUBJECT: calving rates; flow of information; business indicators; nutritional value; grazing lands

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Studies the broad groups of cattle in Africa in relation to the main ecological zones. Indicates the possibilities for bringing about changes through application of animal breeding techniques. Reviews past cattle breeding research in Africa. Summarises ILCA's work with national research organisations to assemble available information on breeds and breeding. Gives examples of animal breeding wo ...

SUBJECT: research; ndama cattle; cattle; tswana cattle; animal breeding

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Agriculture sector growth has made a powerful contribution to post-war economic recovery in Tajikistan, accounting for approximately one third of overall economic growth from 1998 to 2004. Sector output increased by 65 percent in real terms during this period, and has now returned to the level extant at independence in 1990. Total Factor Productivity (TFP) has also increased, by 3 perce ...

SUBJECT: soils; pilot farms; nutritional value; livestock enterprises; breeders

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SUBJECT: soer- and vestlands cattle; doela cattle; troender and nordland coloursided cattle; cattle; distance genetique

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This Botswana Agriculture Public Expenditure Review (AgPER) is one of a series of similar studies undertaken in over a dozen countries in sub-Saharan Africa under the framework of a program coordinated by CAADP, supported by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and the CAADP Multi-Donor Trust Fund, and implemented by the World Bank. The AgPER presents data about actual expenditure for the ...

SUBJECT: credit; agricultural areas; animal disease; agricultural market; agricultural extension

Presents findings of trials carried out in Uganda to characterize the indigenous Ankole, Boran and zebu cattle breeds as straightbreds for maternal traits and in crosses with exotic Angus and Red Poll males; includes data on calf crop, preweaning viability and calf weight at birth, weaning and at 2 years of age, as well as cow weight and productivity.

SUBJECT: aberdeen angus cattle; breed characters; ankole cattle; crossbreeding; indigenous breeds

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Evaluates and compares the productivity under commercial management levels of Sahiwals, Sahiwal/Ayrshire crossbreeds, indigenous Small East African Zebus and Boran, using data from 5 herds in Kenya, with particular reference to reproductive and growth characters, milk production, viability and index of cow productivity; discusses breed and environmental effects on productivity levels and the f ...

SUBJECT: east african shorthorned zebu; milk yield; reproductivity; sahiwal cattle; environment

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