Livestock-based solutions for sustainable development in Africa

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Conference speaker table Seventh Multistakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, 8–12 May 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan)

African ministers and private-sector and farmer representatives to untap the potential of the livestock revolution

In 2016, the United Nations issued a report highlighting the centrality of the livestock sector to the food sector and the promotion of sustainable development. Driven by population and economic growth, particularly in Africa, demand for livestock products is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 30 years. No longer constrained by weak domestic demand on the continent, the sector in Africa today still faces many challenges which require long-term planning, coordination and investment. The development and implementation of roadmaps for livestock sector in Africa have the capacity to drive sustained economic growth, inclusive social and human development, and an efficient use of natural resources.

Momentum to unleash the sector’s…

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