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Organic Livestock Farming: Challenges, Perspectives, And Strategies To Increase Its Contribution To The Agrifood System’s Sustainability – A Review

Escribano, A.J. (2016) Organic Livestock Farming: Challenges, Perspectives, And Strategies To Increase Its Contribution To The Agrifood System’s Sustainability – A Review. In: Organic Farming. InTech, Pending, Pending-Pending. [In Press]

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The livestock sector is of great importance for the sustainability of rural economies and many ecosystems; however, it also has a high environmental impact. Due to the growing demand for animal products, there is a need to design new livestock production systems that allow the combination of food security and sustainability. Within this context, organic livestock may be a useful strategy to achieve such a pivotal goal. However, there is a lack of studies that integrate the existing knowledge, specifically in organic livestock, and integrating the main aspects implied in its practice (its externalities and challenges). The present work aims to fill this knowledge gap, providing strategies and insights that will help stakeholders and policy makers to improve the sustainability of both the organic sector itself and that of the whole food system.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Sustainable food systems, Food system, agri-food
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishSustainabilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33560
EnglishSustainable agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33561
EnglishLivestockhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4397
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
EnglishConsumer behaviourhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1821
EnglishAnimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Subjects: Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Values, standards and certification
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Spain
Deposited By: Escribano, Dr. Alfredo J
ID Code:29561
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 10:49
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 10:49
Document Language:English
Status:In Press
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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