Africa / Animal Health / ILRI / Livestock / Research / Southern Africa

Livestock, just what the vet ordered

Harare — GLOBALLY, livestock farming is fast becoming agriculture’s most economically important sub-sector with demand for animal products projected to double over the next 20 years, especially in the developing countries, findings by the International Livestock Research Institute have indicated.

It is against this backdrop that developing economies need to direct their focus on research that will enable smallholder farmers, who ironically own most of the livestock units, to fully exploit the potential of their animals and turn the nutrient cycling on their farms faster and more efficiently.

Read more (The Herald/AllAfrica)

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