Sustainable livestock production? Industrial agriculture versus pastoralism
In this policy brief from the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) the authors urge that not all forms of livestock production are wasteful and energy-intensive. People who herd animals or combine livestock keeping and cropping at a smaller scale – called pastoralists or agro-pastoralists – can sustainably produce meat, milk, and other animal products. But they require support, especially in resource (e.g. pasture) management, livestock health, and marketing. This policy brief therefor presents the advantages of pastoralism and explains its untapped potential.