Pigs for Prosperity

Pigs for Prosperity

by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789251070680
Publisher: Bernan Distribution
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: FAO Diversification Booklets Series
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Pigs and livelihoods 2

Purpose of the booklet 5

Benefits of pigs 7

Pig products 7

Pigs at household level 8

Pigs and the faming system 11

Pigs and rural development 12

Feasibility of the livelihood activity 15

Starting the business 15

What products? 16

Credit 18

Costs and profits 20

Evaluation of the livelihood activity 20

The livelihood activity 21

Essential elements of the activity 21

Strategies for successful market participation 31

Market appraisal 32

Planning and managing production 33

Marketing channels 33

Hygiene and safety 35

Processing 37

Transport 39

Production and marketing associations 40

Building trust and linkages 40

Sustainable business enterprise 41

Support services to promote pig enterprises 43

Legislation 43

Extension services 43

Veterinary services 45

Financial services 46

Input supply chains 46

Access to markets 47

Transport 47

Organizational options and gender 48

Opportunities and challenges 49

Opportunities 49

Challenges 51

Selected further reading 53

Sources of further information and support 57

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