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An international symposium held at Toulouse in July 1990 brought together a large group of animal husbandry experts who have attempted to arrive at a global approach to stockfarming systems for development purposes. Numerous accounts were heard of R&D experiments in different countries. This is the report on that symposium containing the text of the contributions and minutes of the debates. It provides a state of the art account of new animal husbandry practices inspired by general systems theory, and their prospects. Among the major questions considered were the following: (i) theoretical and practical consideration of the livestock farmer as an agent in the livestock production system; (ii) integration of veterinary knowledge and technical know-how for the assessment of livestock production systems; (iii) livestock farming as a form of land management; (iv) the organisation of R&D operations in the field of stockfarming. The report illustrates the complementarity of the work carried out in the different countries in the search for sustainable animal production systems.

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Authors: GIBON A, INRA-SAD, Castanet-Tolosan (FR);MATHERON G (EDITORS), IEMVT-CIRAD, Maisons-Alfort (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14479 FR-EN (1992) 511 pp., FS, ECU 51
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4686-6
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