‘This video from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), features ILRI director general Jimmy Smith talking on the role of livestock in the global development agenda.
‘The 13 minute film points out that 4 of the top 5 agricultural commodities by value are livestock, and that in Africa, 4 of the top 10 agricultural commodities are livestock which indicates the importance of livestock for the global food and poverty agenda. The presentation also considers the challenges posed by rising demand for meat.
‘To watch the full video click here.
‘To watch two companion filmed presentations see below.
‘Shirley Tarawali, ILRI director of Institutional Planning and Partnerships, on Livestock Research for Food Security and Poverty Reduction (15 minutes)
‘Tom Randolph, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, on More Meat, Milk and Fish by and for the Poor (3 minutes)’
Read the post above on the (superbly informative) Food Climate Research Network website (FCRN): Livestock on the global development agenda, 24 Jun 2013.