Intensification of smallholder livestock production, is it sustainable?

H.M.J. Udo, F.A. Steenstra

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Abstract

This paper discusses sustainability perspectives of intensification of different types of smallholder livestock production. A main sustainability issue of intensification is its contribution to household incomes. Smallholder dairying substantially increases incomes, despite pressing technical sustainability issues. Trade-offs are that it is not an option for the really resource-poor households, and its impact on different environmental and societal sustainability issues. Intensification of small animal systems appears to have a low potential to substantially increase incomes. Livestock intensification strategies have to meet the environmental and societal demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International seminar on tropical animal production (ISTAP) on Community Empowerment and Tropical Animal Industry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19-22 October 2010
Place of PublicationYogyakarta
PublisherFaculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Pages19-26
ISBN (Print)9789791215213
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International seminar on tropical animal production (ISTAP) on Community Empowerment and Tropical Animal Industry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia -
Duration: 19 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Seminar

Seminar5th International seminar on tropical animal production (ISTAP) on Community Empowerment and Tropical Animal Industry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Period19/10/1022/10/10

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    Udo, H. M. J., & Steenstra, F. A. (2010). Intensification of smallholder livestock production, is it sustainable? In Proceedings of the 5th International seminar on tropical animal production (ISTAP) on Community Empowerment and Tropical Animal Industry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19-22 October 2010 (pp. 19-26). Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada. https://edepot.wur.nl/169791