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Better livestock policies for Africa

Stephen Sandford

Better livestock policies for Africa

by Stephen Sandford

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Published by International Livestock Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Livestock -- Government policy -- Africa.,
    • Animal industry -- Government policy -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Stephen Sandford.
      SeriesNetwork paper / African Livestock Policy Analysis Network ;, no. 1, Network paper (African Livestock Policy Analysis Network) ;, no. 1.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSF55.A32 S25 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 p. ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2524766M
      LC Control Number87981195

      AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive summary page 8 African agricultural paths page 13 Policies, institutions and stakeholders page 37 Challenges and opportunities for African File Size: 3MB. Crops, livestock, fishing and forestry sub-sectors being its main components, only crop and livestock sub-sectors are of critical importance. They accounted for .

      Livestock industries produce meat, milk and egg, and also generate large volumes of wastes that could be harmful to the environment if not well managed.   The studies presented illustrate how it is possible to improve livestock marketing and achieve multiple desirable objectives through serious and coordinated effort. Filling an important gap in the literature, this is important reading for all those interested in livestock development and pastoral economies in East :

      Better Policies for Development furthers the analysis on how policy coherence for development provides a tool to better understand these challenges and their inter-linkages, and how it can help steer a transformational shift towards inclusive and sustainable development. The publication highlights that PCD can foster ‘enablers’ for de-. Livestock play a critical role in the livelihoods of more than million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With regional demand for livestock products projected to grow by more than % by , development of the livestock sector offers a unique pathway to improve income and nutrition for the poor, particularly women.


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