The economics of optimal health and productivity in smallholder livestock systems in developing countries.

  title={The economics of optimal health and productivity in smallholder livestock systems in developing countries.},
  author={John McDermott and Thomas Fitz Randolph and Steven J. Staal},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  volume={18 2},
Livestock kept or produced in smallholder farming systems are an important component of the agricultural economy in the developing world. The role of livestock on smallholder farms varies widely, providing draught power for crop production or as a production activity for subsistence needs or market sale under systems ranging from extensive pastoralist to intensive, peri-urban feeder and dairy systems. A set of unique conditions and features characterise smallholder systems, and these need to be… 

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