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Sustainable Improvement of Animal Production and Health Sustainable Improvement of Animal Production and Health.


The growing world population is vulnerable to limitations in the production of agricultural products and any change, be it climatic realities and/or variations or civil strife upset the delicate balance of providing affordable food for all. It is alarming that the world's poorest people, some one billion living mostly in Africa and Asia, depend on livestock for their day-to-day livelihood.

To reduce poverty, fight hunger and ensure global food security, there is an urgent need to increase livestock production in sustainable ways. This publication provides invaluable information not only on how nuclear and related techniques can be used to support sustainable livestock production systems, but also about the constraints and opportunities for using these techniques in developing countries; it attempts to identify specific research needs and gaps and new options for using these techniques for solving established and emerging problems.