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Main Title Livestock's long shadow : environmental issues and options /
Author Steinfeld, Henning.
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Author Title of a Work
Steinfeld, Henning.
Gerber, Pierre.
Wassenaar, T. D.
Castel, Vincent.
Rosales M., Mauricio.
Haan, Cees de.
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 77563364
ISBN 9789251055717; 9251055718
Subjects Livestock--Ecology ; Animal industry--Environmental aspects ; Biodiversity ; Environmental degradation ; Umweltbelastung ; Tierproduktion ; Umweltfaktor ; Biodiversität ; Biodiversitèat
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ELBM  SF140.E25S744 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/2011
Collation xxiv, 390 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
"The assessment builds on the work of the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative"--Preface. Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-319). "TC/M/A0701E/1/11.06/5000"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Notes
This report aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation. The assessment is based on the most recent and complete data available, taking into account direct impacts, along with the impacts of feedcrop agriculture required for livestock production. The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.--Publisher's description. Introduction -- Livestock in geographic transition -- Livestock's role in climate change and air pollution -- Livestock's role in water depletion and pollution -- Livestock's impact on biodiversity -- Policy challenges and options -- Summary and conclusions.