Towards Boosting Livestock Productivity in Africa-What Strategic Options do we have?

The productivity of livestock in Africa needs to be improved if we are to feed our population in the decades ahead. This need has become even more crucial with projections pointing to increased population, income and urbanization growth by 2050. This article, therefore, discusses this issue and provides productivityenhancing strategies to boost livestock production in Africa in the areas of feeds and feeding, disease prevention and control, breeding and genetics, housing, husbandry and management, research and extension, education of livestock farmers and policy development and implementation.

Author(s): Jonathan Nyarko Ocran

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