The state of food and agriculture

Book
Subtitle: 
[Livestock in the balance]

The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe  and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of change has led to unbalanced growth of the sector. This has manifested itself in a widening dichotomy within the sector in terms of the scale, intensity and efficiency of production and in unfore- seen social, nutritional, animal health and environmental implications. These changes and the speed with which they are occurring have created systemic risks for livelihoods, human and animal health and the environment. To meet the challenges and constraints of the twenty-first century, the livestock sector requires appropriate institutions, research, development interventions and governance that reflect the diversity within the sector and the multiple demands placed upon it.

Date and language
Jan 2009
English
ISBN: 
978-92-5-106215-9
Vocabulary
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food policy
Agris Subject Categories: 
Agricultural economics and policies
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food Security
Location
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
Classification Number: 
O-2009-52
Other information
Pagination: 
166

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