Role, distribution and perspective of camel breeding in the third millennium economies

Faye Bernard. 2015. Role, distribution and perspective of camel breeding in the third millennium economies. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, 27 (4) : pp. 318-327.

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Quartile : Q3, Sujet : AGRONOMY / Quartile : Q4, Sujet : FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Abstract : Although, it is occupying quantitavely a marginal place among the domestic herbivorous (0.4% only of the world domestic herbivorous), the large camelids (dromedary and Bactrian) are present in almost all the arid lands of the old world (except in Southern Africa), being wide spreading over 35 million km². They are overall remarkable valorizators of these spaces by their productive potential and by their role in the agro-ecosystemic balance of the arid lands, especially with the current climatic changes. Elsewhere, they are known for their physiological peculiarities linked to their adaptation ability to harsh conditions of the desert and of its margin. In consequence, they represent a fabulous biological model for the scientists from different disciplines. Their place in the "modern world" has to be re-evaluated by considering these trends and these particularities. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Camelidae, Dromadaire, Chameau, Amélioration des animaux, Changement climatique, Durabilité, Analyse économique, Élevage, Dynamique des populations, Population animale, Distribution géographique, Utilisation, Produit animal, Lait de chamelle, Production laitière, Viande de chameau

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Monde

Mots-clés complémentaires : Camelus bactrianus, Camelus dromedarius

Classification Agris : L01 - Animal husbandry
E14 - Development economics and policies
E16 - Production economics
P40 - Meteorology and climatology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Faye Bernard, CIRAD-ES-UMR SELMET (SAU)

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