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CTA. 1993. Goatkeepers' guide. Spore 47. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Innovations in goat keeping in humid West and Central Africa: a tool for extension agents by HA G Koper-Limbourg and D O Oyeyemi 1993 51pp Department of Animal Science Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, NIGEPIA Department o
This booklet focuses on the humid tropical region of West and Central Africa extending from Senegal to Southern Sudan. Although the main subject is dwarf goats, management aspects, innovations or recommendations made are also valid for dwarf sheep and are indicated where relevant. The role goats may in farming households is described. Goat management systems are covered, both extensive or semi-intensive with descriptions and diagrams of housing and enclosures. The step-by-step advice on health care and nutrition is supplemented by detailed drawings and diagrams. There is a chapter on extension giving advice on how to involve the farmer in building up husbandry information with the use of simple mapping and seasonal diagramming. For example, a squared chart drawn on the ground with symptom indications written down the side months of the year at the bottom and the rows filled with numbers of beans (2 beans indicated low and 8 high) shows when the seasonally` highest or lowest incidence of health problems occurred. Although only 51 pages, this small booklet has much useful information provided by the West African Dwarf Goat Project. Innovations in goat keeping in humid West and Central Africa: a tool for extension agents by HA G Koper-Limbourg and D O Oyeyemi 1993 51pp Department of Animal Science Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, NIGEPIA Department of Tropical Animal Production, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen THE NETHERLANDS