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Author Name    Nitya S. Ghotge

Title   Livestock and Livelihoods: The Indian Context

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New Delhi, India Foundation Books in association with Centre for Environment Education

ISBN    817596183X / 9788175961838

Seller ID   028983

Livestock and Livelihoods: The Indian Context discusses livestock rearing in India, in realtion to changes in the conomy and policies of the government. The issues range from traditional practices in animal rearing, effect of colonial and post-colonial practices to the current policies. It also discusses methods to promote sustainable biodiversity and alternative systems of veterinary care. Contents Preface Chapter 1 The Beginning The Domestication of Animals Chapter 2 Patterns of Livestock Rearing Major Agro-ecological Zones in the Country and Livestock Practices within Pastoral Systems Major Pastoral Systems in India - The Western Himalayan Zone - Transgangetic plain - The western dry desert - Gujarat hill and plain and semi-arid Rajasthan - The north central hill - The Deccan plateau - Southern plateau - Forest based systems Major Forest Livestock Systems in India - The eastern Himalayas - Lower gangetic plain - The central plateau and hills - The eastern ghats - The western ghats The Coastal Regions - The west coast - The east coast - The Islands - Crop Based Systems - Species of Domination: The Ruling Class of Animals Chapter 3 Traditional Practices in Animal Rearing Traditional Breeding Practices - Animal Housing - Nutrition for Animals Grasslands of teh country - The northern temperate region - The north-western, central-arid and semi-arid regions - The southern region - The eastern region Village grazing lands Fodder from Forests Fodder from Crops Traditional Veterinary Medicine - Village Healers - Herders as Healers Traditional Markets Women in Livestock Rearing - Women in Pastoral Communities - Role of women in the care of animals in tribal society - Women in agricultural communities Chapter 4 Emerging trends in Livestock Rearing Colonisation and its Effects on Livestock Rearing - The effect of colonisation on livestock species of domination ... Elephants, Camels and Horses - The effect of colonization on crop based livestock rearing - The effect of colonization on forest based livestock rearing - The effect of colonization on pastora systems Institutions created by the British Independent India Policies and Practices Affecting Livestock Rearing - The effects of emerging policies on crop based livestock rearing systems - Reforming the land - The unsolved paradox - Which comes first ... the goat or the deser? - Unresolved conflicts - What the policies say? - What the policy does not state and what gets implemented in practice Land Grant Institutions and Beyond A Step into the Future ... Modern Livestock Farming Practices Distorted Visions: Seeing the Poor and their Livelihoods through Opaque Glasses The Future of Livestock - a Jump Ahead Technology which Terminates Chapter 5 It Must Not End: Towards an Alternative Policy Exploring Diverse Ways - Diversity of species: mixed farming systems - Diversity of breeds - Diversity of resources Ensuring farm diversity Maintaining the Diversity of Grasslands Preserving Diversity in Forests Sustaining Livelihoods - Diversity of Systems - Diversity of Produce Chapter 6 Reorienting Ourselves Reorienting Programmes - Planning with people - Reorienting policy - Reorienting research - Reorienting curricula Caring for the Future Chapter 7 Frameworks for an Alternative Policy - Features of an Alternative Policy - Capacity Building at Local Levels - New Credit Mechanisms at Village Level - Strengthening Local Markets - Livestock Breeds - Strengthening of Local Breeds, Breeders and Breeding Systems - Developing Fodder Resources - Planning for Disasters - Animal Health and Management - Research - Curriculum in Veterinary Colleges References Index List of figures Chapter 2 - Major Agroecological Zones of India Chapter 3 - Grass cover of India Chapter 4 - Livestock Population in Rajasthan - Livestock demographic trends List of tables 1 The Domestication of Important Livestock Species 2 Livestock Breeds Found in India 3 The Role of Women in Livestock Rearing Amongst the Oraons of Central India 4 Total Milch Animals and Their Daily Output during 1997-1998 in Maharashtra List of Boxes 1 In Search of the Rathi 2 Poultry Breeds of India 3 The Indo Swiss Goat Project 4 The Camel in India 5 Important Dairy Buffalo Breeds of India 6 The taste of India 7 About Camel Milk 8 Planning with People 9 The CHIP Project 10 The Kurubas of Medleri 11 The IKAH Project of ANTHRA. Printed Pages: 138.

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