A review of the contribution of livestock to food security, poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa
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Industry and Environment;22(2-3): 37-40
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Unlike developed countries, where people often eat too many animal products, most of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa eats too little of this type of food for good nutrition. The projected increase in demand for livestock in sub-Saharan Africa will have an important influence on food security and poverty alleviation. Livestock are vital to meeting agricultural productivity and sustainability objectives. As components of mixed crop-livestock farming systems, they play a critical role in the development of environmentally sound production systems. Where livestock have negative environmental impacts, this may be due to policy distortions and poor regulatory enforcement.