Livestock and climate change

For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Philip Thornton, Mario Herrero and Polly Ericksen prepared an issue brief on the relations between climate change and livestock systems in developing countries ... Livestock systems occupy 45% of the global surface area with a value of at least $1.4 trillion. Livestock industries and value chains are a significant source of livelihoods - they employ at least 1.3 billion people globally and directly support the livelihoods of 800 million poor smallholders in the developing world. Livestock products also contribute 17% of calories...

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