Livestock and the MDGs

Livestock development is helping developing countries to meet all eight oft he United Nations Millennium Development Goals. But, inappropriately managed, livestock enterprises can also harm environments, spread infectious diseases and endanger public health through unsafe foods. We can ensure that we make full use of livestock development to reach these major development goals by advocating policies, strategies and technologies that serve to enhance the extremely powerful benefits livestock provide poor communities while also mitigating their negative impacts.

Nancy Johnson
International Livestock Research Institute - ILRI
Nairobi, Kenya

Olaf Thieme
Livestock Development Officer Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations - FAO
Rome, Italy

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