New trends for innovation in the Mediterranean animal production

  • Editors
  • R. Bouche
  • A. Derkimba
  • F. Casabianca

Part of the EAAP – European Federation of Animal Science book series (EAAP, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
  2. Introduction on innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. J.-M. Meynard, F. Casabianca
      Pages 17-26
    3. A. Arazi, N. Pinski, T. Schcolnik, E. Aizinbud, G. Katz, E. Maltz
      Pages 34-43
  3. Innovations improving the efficiency of livestock systems in the Mediterranean area

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Genetics, breeding, reproduction

      1. S. Gaouar, N. Tabet Aoul, O. Khaib dit Naib, L. Hamouda, N. Boushaba, N. Brahami et al.
        Pages 52-55
      2. G. Vatzias, E. Asmini, D. Papavasiliou, G. Maglaras, S. Nagy, Z. Zamborszky
        Pages 62-65
      3. I. Mayorga, F. Masia, L. Mara, S. Casu, M. Dattena
        Pages 70-73
      4. J. Álvarez-Rodríguez, I. Casasús, R. Revilla, M. Blanco, A. Sanz
        Pages 78-81
      5. V. Carcangiu, M. C. Mura, G. M. Vacca, M. L. Dettori, M. Pazzola, S. Luridiana et al.
        Pages 82-85
    3. Feeding systems, nutrition, health

      1. A. Nefzaoui, H. Ben Salem, M. El Mourid
        Pages 99-116
      2. F. Sirtori, C. Pugliese, S. Parenti, S. D’Adorante, O. Franci
        Pages 117-122
      3. A. Gasmi-Boubaker, R. Mosquera Losada, H. Abdouli, A. Rigueiro
        Pages 123-126
      4. L. Giuliotti, J. Goracci, N. Benvenuti, F. Sirtori, C. Pugliese, O. Franci
        Pages 127-130

About this book


The Mediterranean area shows a great diversity of livestock systems, depending on local resources and traditions, but also on the networking space where informational resources are available for producers. During the last decades, a lot of innovations have been conceived or introduced in the Mediterranean area, allowing livestock systems to remain competitive.
The book looks at two main issues: firstly, it gives an updated review on the main innovations that significantly changed the activities of livestock production in the Mediterranean area in the recent past. Secondly, the focus lies on the extent to which these innovations improve the efficiency, ensure the socio-cultural basis or reduce the environmental impact of livestock systems.
One major finding is a new vision of innovating systems based on the distinction between regulated innovation (when aims are fixed) and innovative design (when aims are questioned).
Innovations reported in the book are dealing with a set of concerns. They concern the production techniques, the work organization, the equipment and infrastructures, the collective features for selection, reproduction, feeding or sanitary devices. They also concern the local organization such as product labelling, new dynamics around local breeds, collective rules for supply basin or approaches of new products for new markets. More recently, some innovations focus on environmental impacts of livestock production, due to an increasing consciousness of those kinds of problems.
In the final part of the book, a round table copes with a crucial question: are traditions in Mediterranean livestock activities to be considered an obstacle or a source of innovation?
This book provides a set of updated information and knowledge useful for researchers, students, extension services and policy-makers in the field of animal science.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012
  • Publisher Name Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-90-8686-726-4
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