Duffield and is integrating livestock into crop rotations and helps aspiring and transitioning farmers by drawing on more than 20 years of farming experience and a background in teaching.
Up to 80 percent of the agricultural GDP in developing countries comes from livestock. Farmers often raise indigenous breeds, managing herds both to maintain diversity and to support community livelihoods.
Extensive wind and water damage caused by Hurricane Harvey has destroyed crops, stranded livestock, and contaminated the food supply. Texan farmers and ranchers will require ongoing support as they begin to assess damages.
Welfare certification is a small but growing section of the marketplace; ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide covers three certifications that s represent a spectrum of higher-welfare ways to raise farm animals, from indoor-enriched systems to outdoor, pasture-based systems.
In countries of East Africa, Send a Cow’s training experts share new ideas about gender equality and organic agriculture in order to bring balance and self-sufficiency to communities.