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The State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

The State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Book title: The State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance
Category: Reference
Rating: 4.4 / 5
ISBN: 9251062153
ISBN13: 978-9251062159
Pages: 176
Publisher: FAO; 2009 ed. edition (December 30, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
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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 unforeseen 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 21st 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. Also published in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

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