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Technological options that respond to demands and market opportunities with focus on crops and livestock

Kimmins, F.; Vaarst, M.; Ebong, C.; Halberg, N.; Hindhede, J.; Albright, K. and Ward, A. (2004) Technological options that respond to demands and market opportunities with focus on crops and livestock. Uganda J. Agric. Sci., 9 (1), pp. 855-870.

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Technology development is a core area of agricultural research, and the increasing global focus on client-demand and market oppourtunities is intended to increase its releance and effectiveness. This theme focuses on the achievements of and lessons learnt from technological optipns developed for crop and livestock systems including breeding, management practices and processing and appropriate technolgies, knowledge, information and methods that enhance productivity, value addition and the competitiveness of the products in both national and international markets. A number of research providers as well as public sector bodies such as national agricultural systems and universities, non-governmental organisations which have links to broad farmer networks have become increasingly involved in research activities. Consequently, agricultural researchers have and are continually developing a broad range of technological options to secure the production of safe food and non food cash crops and to achieve the most efficient and ecologically sound use of natural resources; soil, water and energy. It is however apparent that farmers prefer packages of information not just pest management strategies alone but a total package including other aspects such as soil and weed management options.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Crop and livestock systems, market opportunities, technological options, low input agriculture, farming systems
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Crop husbandry > Production systems
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Hansen, Grethe
ID Code:15517
Deposited On:09 Mar 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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