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dc.contributorSalinas-González, Homeroen_US
dc.contributorWurzinger, Mariaen_US
dc.contributorIniguez, Luisen_US
dc.contributorSölkner, Johannen_US
dc.contributorMeza-Herrera, Cesar A.en_US
dc.creatorEscareño Sánchez, Luis Manuelen_US
dc.identifier.citationLuis Manuel Escareño Sánchez, Homero Salinas-González, Maria Wurzinger, Luis Iniguez, Johann Sölkner, Cesar A. Meza-Herrera. (14/8/2012). Dairy Goat Production Systems. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45 (1), pp. 17-34.en_US
dc.description.abstractGoat production concentrated in developing countries (tropics, dry areas), contributes largely to the livelihoods of low and medium income farmers. Farming systems in these areas have evolved to cope with the formidable constraints imposed by harsh natural and economic conditions by adapting integrated crop/livestock production strategies. In Asia, Africa and Latin America, due to its almost exclusive extensive nature, goat production relies mainly on grazing on communal lands that hardly provide the minimum nutrient requirements due to overstocking and degradation. While some of these production systems are becoming semi-intensive, appropriate breeding strategies should be designed to promote conservation and improvement of their unique attributes, such as adaptability, water use efficiency and suitability under harsh climatic conditions. In Europe, dairy goat production is more common around the Mediterranean basin, where it is important from an economic, environmental and sociological perspective to the Mediterranean countries: Spain, France, Italy and Greece. Europe owns only 5.1 % of the world's dairy goat herds, but produces 15.6 % of the world's goat milk; this is the only continent where goat milk has such an economic importance and organization. In developing countries the dairy goat sector requires a systemic approach, whereby nutrition, animal health, breeding, know-how, inputs and technologies must be assembled. This would allow the optimization of natural and local resources and would promote the transition from a risk reduction strategy towards an increased productivity strategy. Such an increase would privilege production efficiency based on clean, green and ethical practices for responsible innovation.en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceTropical Animal Health and Production;45,(2012) Pagination 17,34en_US
dc.subjectlatin americanen_US
dc.titleDairy Goat Production Systemsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdairy goatsen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Center for Development Research - BOKU - CDRen_US
cg.contributor.centerInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - INIFAPen_US
cg.contributor.centerChapingo Autonomous Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Natural Resources and LIfe Science - BOKUen_US
cg.contributor.centerAutonomous University of Zacatecas - UAZen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish - L&Fen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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