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close this bookAnimal Husbandry - Initial Environmental Assessment Series No. 2 (NORAD, 1994)
close this folderPart I: General account
close this folder3 Possible environmental impacts
View the document(introduction...)
View the document3.1 Overgrazing and soil erosion
View the document3.2 Pollution of air, soil and water
View the document3.3 Special impacts of livestock-based industries and transportation
View the document3.4 Loss of valuable genes
View the document3.5 Infection pressure and diseases, and impacts of medication
View the document3.6 Other ecological impacts, and consequences for landscapes
View the document3.7 Social impacts
View the document3.8 Impacts of other existing or planned activities

3.8 Impacts of other existing or planned activities

Several types of activities in the vicinity of an animal husbandry project can adversely affect the project or reduce its output. Industry and energy production may pollute the area, having a negative impact on grazing, for example, due to fallout of toxic substances or acid rain. Changes in the use of land involving the clearing of land for houses, industry, systems of transportation, etc., can reduce the area available for livestock production.

It is important that new animal husbandry projects take existing environmental problems and land use plans into consideration before they are launched.