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In mid-January, the tenth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture was held during the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany. This year, it addressed the issue of making animal husbandry more efficient, responsible…

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A woman farmer in Zimbabwe feeding chickens. Poultry are an important factor for nutrition and economic development in the region. <br/> Photo: © FAO/Desmond Kwande
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The recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Southern Africa are threatening the livelihood and food security status of millions of families in the region, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization of…

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Researchers at the University of Hohenheim are developing solar-powered milk cooling for smallholders in Africa and strategic feeding for dairy cattle in Tunisia and Kenya. The projects are part of the “One World, No…

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Demand suggests that India has the potential to initiate a second “White Revolution”. This would require a fundamental renewal of the dairy sector. Prospects and risks were explored in a discussion round at the EuroTier…

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A recent study by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) reveals, that around 40 per cent more milk and tens of millions of dollars in revenue could be possible for African farmers provided hey adopt…

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First salvo against plague affecting sheep and goats will focus on high-risk countries, build on the 2011 eradication of rinderpest.

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At an international colloquium on food security and nutrition at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, the topic of livestock was also discussed in a special workshop. ©University of Hohenheim
Livestock

In July 2016, the the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) submitted its 10th Report, which focuses on the role livestock plays for sustainable agricultural development for security and…

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The livestock is responsible for some 14.5 per cent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions
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A new interactive tool helps livestock farmers to improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Since the European Union removed the milk quota in April 2015, milk production has risen by just below four per cent in the Member States. NGOs fear that growing EU exports are destroying the livelihoods of countless…

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Ruminants like these goats in Kenya are responsible for the largest share of methane emissions from agriculture. <br/>Photo: © Klaus Butterbach-Bahl/KIT
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Livestock production offers a significant opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the economic and social benefits of the sector, according to a new international study.

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