Responding to the Livestock Revolution

The Role of Globalisation and the Implications for Poverty Alleviation

Author: E Owen et al


Discusses the Livestock Revolution which is occurring in some developing countries.

ISBN: 9781904761518
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 370 Pages
Year of Publication: 2004
Subjects: Animals, Ruminants
Imprint: NUP


This book discusses the Livestock Revolution which is occurring in some developing countries and is foreseen to become a wider phenomenon over the next 20 years, due to increases in population, urbanisation and incomes. As a result, a gigantic increase in demand for meat and milk is predicted. The many implications for animal agriculture in developing countries, and globally, are considered. The recurring question addressed is whether the Livestock Revolution will help or hinder the alleviation of poverty amongst resource-poor livestock farmers.

As well as the Livestock Revolution, topics address include poverty mapping, impact of trade agreements, biosecurity constraints to trade, environmental implications, the role of animal science research and GM technology, development aid, knowledge management and dissemination, and case studies of the milk sector in Bolivia, Kenya and Nepal.

The book will be invaluable to all concerned with animal agriculture and poverty alleviation, be they lecturers, students, policy makers, researchers or practitioners, including farmers and their advisors.


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