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Horses, pigs and climate change

Posted on: 26 Aug, 2013
Amongst the Nakhi community in China's Yunan province where small farmers, who produced food from biodiverse crop cum livestock farms, have been made to give way to large-scale industrial agro-livestock complexes

The magician farmer

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2013

Who gets how much

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2013
**In Crore of Rupees

Plants have proteins

Author(s): Robert Goodland
Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
When people hear calls for 25 per cent less industrial cattle ranching, or even calls for “Meat-Free Mondays”, their usual misgivings centre around protein. Protein needs vary somewhat with age, between men and women, infants, children, and during pregnancy and lactation, but a safe rule of thumb is 50 g/day.

Letters - September 15, 2012

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2012
Baneful Ban

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012
Climate Sciences Adaptive instinct

Drought and livestock

Posted on: 13 Jul, 2012
As livestock economy becomes larger than the foodgrain economy, government’s conventional drought management strategy needs an overhaul More than the country’s stock market, it is the livestock economy to which Prime Minister’s appeal of unleashing the “animal spirit” is applicable. Particularly when the country faces the threat of a severe drought.

The loss of our breeds

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2012
In June last year, we visited Malaysia on the invitation of the country’s oldest and most active consumer action group, The Consumer Association of Penang, to study the livestock production systems and to advise on how these can be transformed into more sustainable and less industrial farming systems.

Cattle burps

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
COWS are well-entrenched in the global climate change debate. Cud-chewing animals release methane, a greenhouse gas, when the fibrous matter breaks down and undergoes fermentation in their stomach. Though methane emissions are lower than CO2 ones, they are much more harmful—a kg of the gas has 21 times the effect of a kg of CO2.
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