Innovations in agro-food sectors
Livestock & dairy
In this Knowledge Portal topic the focus is on food production from domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting, as well as food products that are produced from the milk of mammals. In current debate, it is emphasized that animal-based food production costs more energy, land and water resources than plant-based food production. The resources provided in this topic focus on to what extent livestock-based food products contribute to food and nutrition security. Furthermore, the price of dairy products has increased substantially over the past decade and there are a growing number of dairy smallholders in Africa and Asia. This topic also discusses different innovations in the dairy value chain which could contribute to food and nutrition security.