Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock

Livestock – the lifeline of hundreds of millions of people

Livestock production in developing and developed countries are different. Livestock beneficial for developing nations is harmful for developed countries.

While rising consumption of meat, milk and eggs is one of the factors in epidemics of obesity and heart disease in developed countries, consumption of meat and milk in developing countries is associated with good rather than bad health.

In poor countries, where most people subsist on poor starchy diets, a study by Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Centre for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, highlights the fact that modest amounts of these foods improve people’s nutrition and health, lower mortality rates and enhance child development.

Read more (FnBnews)

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