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Sustainable Sheep Breeding Programmes in the Tropics: a Framework for Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Tibbo2006SustainableSB,
  title={Sustainable Sheep Breeding Programmes in the Tropics: a Framework for Ethiopia},
  author={Markos Tibbo and Jan Philipsson and Workneh Ayalew},
  year={2006}
}
Improvement programmes for small ruminants in the tropics face several constraints that have hampered the establishment and sustainability of such programmes. One major shortfall has been weak planning, particularly poor involvement of livestock owners and other stakeholders in the design and implementation of the programmes. In sub-Saharan Africa, low productivity, high density of animals in relation to grazing capacity, unreliable rainfall, increasing human population, small landholding, and… 

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