Sustainable Integrated Livestock Farming Systems (2 Units)
What is Sustainable Agriculture / Farming system?
Concept and themes of sustainable Agriculture:
Farming and Natural Resources; water, energy, air and soil
Plant Production Practices; selection of site, species and variety, diversity,
soil management, Efficient use of inputs, concerns about practitioners’ goals and choices. Animal Production Practices; Management planning, animal selection, animal nutrition, reproduction livability of animals, pasture? Paddock, confinement of animals. Economic, social and political considerations; food and agric policy, land use, consumers and food value chain. Integrated farming/Integrated biosystems Perspectives Case studies of integrated farming systems.
Students to be part of a model sustainable integrated livestock farming