Environmental impacts of livestock in the developing world
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This paper deals with the environmental impacts of livestock in the developing world. It discusses the complex role of livestock in developing countries, diversity of livestock production systems; health benefits from animal foods; livestock and the need for intensification; environmental impacts of livestock production; cattle and forest conversion in the Latin American tropics, impacts of livestock on biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa; and livestock and greenhouse gas emission. The prinicples for assessing livestock systems in the developing world are outlined at the end of the paper.