The challenge in working with environmental improvements is to select the action offering the most substantial progress. However, not all actions are open to all actors in a product chain. This study demonstrates how life cycle assessment (LCA) may be used with an actor perspective in the Swedish postfarm milk chain.

The government ought to defend the interests of the small producer international milk prices are spiralling, so one assumes now is a good time to be a dairy owner in India, the world's

high yielding breeds of cattle have been showing dramatic decrease in fertility rates since mid-1980s, despite significant improvement in dairy-management technologies. A new study has shown this is

The triumph of dairy industry is extremely influenced by operations, viz., procurement of milk, processing and distribution of milk and its products. Among these three components, milk procurement is the edifice of the dairy industry on which economic efficiency of dairy industry lies. Efficiency of milk procurement is heavily dependent on the operational efficiency, viz., milk collection, transportation, chilling and reception of milk. Oct-Dec 2007

Livestock are almost an integral and inseparable component of the farming system in the state of Uttaranchal. The rural poor have sustained themselves in difficult conditions, and in their endeavour, livestock continue to be their active partner. Oct-Dec 2007

Agricultural sector has played a major role in the economic development of the country. India has achieved self-sufficiency in the foodgrain production. We could go back to our past and see how the development has taken place. How we have reached to a state of food security from a stage of situation where a major section of our population had very little or no access to food.

It has been realized that promotion of entrepreneurship among women can play a major role in economic development and poverty reduction in rural areas. With this background in mind, this study was formulated and assigned to AER Centres. The basic objective of the study has been to understand viability of women entrepreneurial trades in rural Haryana.

Dairy industry generate large amount of white highly turbid liquid waste products which cannot be processed further in the industry and has to be discarded. They contain very high organic matter that may be in dissolved or colloidal form and is thus very high in BOD and total solids.

Livestock is an important occupation of the farm households in the North-Eastern states. However, a large percentage of animals in this part of the country are of non-descript types; less productive and poorly managed. These poor breeds of animals are the source of meat, milk, curd, ghee and other milk products. It provides subsidiary source of income to the farm families. The yield level of such indigenous non-descript animals are very low, even then these animals are the backbone of the rural economy of N.E. region.

Milk productions in India during 1950-51 was 17 million tonnes which has reached to 78 million tonnes in 1997-98. Presently India ranks first in the world in milk production. The Operation Flood Programme was instrumental in dairy development activities. These programmes are useful in upgrading the standard of living of farmers.