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    Small Ruminant Production and the Small Ruminant Genetic Resource in Tropical Africa
    by R.Trevor Wilson




    Pages: 194
    Publisher: FAO
    Edition: 1991
    Language: English
    ISBN: 925 1129989
    Format: PDF
    Size: 7 MB

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    During the 1980s the advantages of small ruminants have become
    increasingly recognised by researchers, development workers, policy
    makers and aid agencies both on the African continent and elsewhere.
    In view of the current interest in small ruminants in Africa there is a need to
    provide a standard text on production systems, the role of goats and sheep
    in mixed-stocking guilds and mixed livestock/crop systems and on the
    indigenous genetic resource. Lack of knowledge of the types and production
    capabilities of African small ruminants encourages the belief that they are
    poor performers and that development paths should be based on the
    importation and imposition of supposedly superior "exotic" animals.
    It is hoped that this text goes some way to discountenancing this belief and
    will encourage the use of African indigenous domestic animal types in
    African development.


    CONTENTS:

    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
    DESCENT AND DOMESTICATION OF GOATS AND SHEEP
    SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN TROPICAL AFRICA
    Distribution and Importance of Goats and Sheep
    Production Systems
    Management
    ADAPTATION AND INTEGRATION OF SMALL RUMINANTS IN AFRICAN
    SYSTEMS OF PRODUCTION
    Utilization of Resources
    Contribution to Man's Well Being
    The Small Ruminant Genetic Resource

    PART TWO: SMALL RUMINANT TYPES/GOATS
    LARGE GOATS
    Boer
    Pafuri
    Tswana
    Swazi
    Ndebele
    Landim
    Nubian
    Sudan Desert
    West African Long-legged
    SMALL GOATS
    Red Sokoto
    Afar
    Mubende
    Kigezi
    Boran
    Masai
    Rwanda and Burundi
    Malawi
    Zimbabwe
    DWARF GOATS
    West African Dwarf
    EXOTIC GOATS
    Angora

    PART THREE: SMALL RUMINANT TYPES/SHEEP
    THIN-TAILED SHEEP
    Sudan Desert
    Macina
    Black Maure
    Touabire
    Peul-Peul
    Toronké
    Touareg
    Ara Ara
    Uda
    Balami
    Yankasa
    Mossi
    Vogan
    Djallonké
    FAT-TAILED SHEEP
    Afar
    Ethiopian Highland
    Red Masai
    East African Blackheaded
    Rwanda and Burundi
    Tswana
    Swazi
    Landim
    Sabi
    FAT-RUMPED SHEEP
    Blackhead Persian
    Dorper
    EXOTIC SHEEP
    Karakul
    Merino

    PART FOUR: REFERENCES


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