Perspectives of digital agriculture in diverse types of livestock supply chain systems. Making sense of uses and benefits
MetadataShow full item record
Digital technology is being introduced to global agriculture in a wide variety of forms that are collectively known as digital agriculture. In this paper we provide opportunities and value propositions of how this is occurring in livestock production systems, with a consistent emphasis on technology relating to animal health, animal welfare and product quality for value creation. This is achieved by organizing individual accounts of digital agriculture in livestock systems according to four broad types – commodity-based; value seeking; subsistence and nature-based. Each type presents contrasting modes of value creation in downstream processing; as well as from the perspective of One Health. The ideal result of digital technology adoption is an equitable and substantial diversification of supply chains, increased monetization of animal product quality, and more sensitive management to meet customer demands and environmental threats. Such changes have a significance beyond the immediate value generated because they indicate endogenous growth in livestock systems, and may concern externalities imposed by the pursuit of purely commercial ends.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
LivestockPlus - The sustainable intensification of forage-based agricultural systems to improve livelihoods and ecosystem services in the tropicsRao, I.; Peters, M.; Castro, A.; Schultze-Kraft, R.; White, D.; Fisher, M.; Miles, J.; Lascano, C.; Blümmel, M.; Bungenstab, D.; Tapasco, J.; Hyman, G.; Bolliger, A.; Paul, B.; Van Der Hoek, R.; Maass, B.; Tiemann, T.; Cuchillo, M.; Douxchamps, S.; Villanueva, C.; Rincón, A.; Ayarza, M.; Rosenstock, T.; Subbarao, G.; Arango, J.; Cardoso, J.; Worthington, M.; Chirinda, N.; Notenbaert, A.; Jenet, A.; Schmidt, A.; Vivas, N.; Lefroy, R.; Fahrney, K.; Guimarães, E.; Tohme, J.; Cook, Simon; Herrero, M.; Chacón, M.; Searchinger, T.; Rudel, T. (2015)© 2015. As global demand for livestock products (such as meat, milk and eggs) is expected to double by 2050, necessary in-creases to future production must be reconciled with negative environmental impacts that livestock ...
Jackson, Elizabeth ; Cook, Simon (2022)This paper reviews early experiences, expectations and obstacles concerning the adoption of digital technologies in Australian livestock systems. Using three case studies of publicly-available information on Australia’s ...
Old stock, new bonds? Taste, tradition, technology and the changing geographies of livestock breeds in AustraliaBirdsall-Jones, Christina; Jones, Roy (2005)There has been renewed geographical interest in the relationships between animals, locality and society, leading to a reappraisal of animals within capitalist agricultural systems. Farming is conceptualised as a network ...