Changing Animal Health Policies

Published on 1 December 2005

Globally, livestock contribute to the livelihoods of approximately 70 percent of the world’s poor. In Africa livestock are vital for poor households, and predictions of future global demand for livestock products indicate considerable opportunities for African producers, particularly through exports to parts of Asia. This presents a major opportunity for livestock-driven poverty reduction activities in Africa. Increased demand for livestock commodities in growing urban and periurban areas could provide markets for small-scale producers, and consequently increase their incomes.


Ian Scoones

Professorial Fellow

Publication details

Wolmer, W. and Scoones, I.
LEISA Magazine, issue 21.4


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