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Urban and Peri-urban pig farming in developing countries, with a focus on the African continent

Jacobson, Magdalena and Lindberg, Jan Erik and Lundeheim, Nils (2014). Urban and Peri-urban pig farming in developing countries, with a focus on the African continent. Uppsala.

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation reports a big deficit in the supply of animal protein in developing countries. Pig production in the tropics has been recommended as a likely solution to this deficiency, which also provides important sources of income (Ajala, 2007; Kagira et al., 2010; Lekule & Kyvsgaard, 2003). Pigs have high reproducibility with early maturation and a short generation interval as well as high feed conversion efficiency and comparatively small space requirements. Therefore, in many countries it is a governmental goal to promote pig production (Ajala, 2007; Kagira et al., 2010; Lekule & Kyvsgaard, 2003; Muhanguzi et al., 2012; Mutua et al., 2010).

Authors/Creators:Jacobson, Magdalena and Lindberg, Jan Erik and Lundeheim, Nils
Title:Urban and Peri-urban pig farming in developing countries, with a focus on the African continent
Series/Journal:SLU-Global report (BIB17589048)
Year of publishing :2014
Volume:2014:4
Page range:50-55
Number of Pages:6
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:SLU Global, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Language:English
Publication Type:Other
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
Keywords:pig farming, developing countries, Africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3143
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3143
ID Code:12808
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:21 Dec 2015 15:32
Metadata Last Modified:18 Feb 2016 14:36

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