Trends and prospects for livestock and crop production in tropical Africa

by Claude de Montgolfier-KoueМЃvi

Publisher: International Livestock Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (P.O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa)

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.


  • Livestock -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Produce trade -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

Edition Notes

Statementby Claude de Montgolfier-Kouévi and Annie Vlavonou.
SeriesWorking document / ILCA Headquarters ;, 5, Working document (International Livestock Centre for Africa) ;, 5.
ContributionsVlavonou, Annie., International Livestock Centre for Africa.
LC ClassificationsSF55.A38 M65 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p. :
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3157619M
LC Control Number82980083

Lost in the debates about the appropriate scale of production to promote agricultural growth in Africa is the rapid expansion of medium-scale farmers. Using Zambia as a case study, this article explores the causes and consequences of this middle-tier transformation on the future of small-scale agriculture. Combining political economic analysis with household survey data, this article examines. Organic livestock production: an emerging opportunity with new challenges for producers in tropical countries M. Chander(1), B. Subrahmanyeswari(2), R. Mukherjee(3) & S. Kumar(3) (1) Principal Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP), India. This report analyzes the structure and trends in the crop-livestock economies of developing countries falling wi thin the semi-arid tropics of the wor ld. Population growth, urbanization and increasing per capita incomes are fuelling rapid growth in the demand for animal-based foods in developing countries including those located in the semi-arid tropics. Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least , years ago, nascent farmers.

In (sub)tropical Africa and Asia, smallholder mixed systems contribute to the livelihood of two-thirds of the population, producing a large part of the staple food and animal products consumed by poor people (Herrero et al., ). These systems are characterised by the combination and interdependence of crop production and livestock husbandry. This study examined the impact of climate change on the composition of agricultural output in Nigeria for the period to Using an Ordinary Least square (OLS) estimation technique, the study observed that with exception to fishery production, climate change had a significant and positive impact on the composition of agricultural output in Nigeria. warming. Recent studies suggest that the production of major commodities has declined since due to global warming (Lobell et al. ). It is estimated that, given current warming trends in sub-Saharan Africa, the production of major cereals could decline by as large as 20% by mid--century (Schlenker and Lobell ). The poor who depend on. Despite the theoretical benefits of crop-livestock interaction, crop and animal production are not well integrated in sub-Saharan Africa. The transition from separate, extensive crop and animal production to integrated, more intensive forms has been difficult to achieve via projects.

  A study published last year indicates the potential for the growth in livestock production and demand in Africa to contribute greatly to the continent’s employment and economy as well as to the resilience and productivity of its many livestock keepers. Agriculture commodities in South Africa 16 Production trends in South African agriculture 17 Western Cape agriculture 19 Key players 20 Drivers of green technologies and approaches in agriculture 21 Climate change and water scarcity 21 Environmental degradation   A 'world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent. Maize and rice tie for the second most widely grown crop in the world (wheat is number one). No other crop produces more grain than maize. Industrialized countries largely use it as livestock feed. In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is the most widely grown crop and is .

Trends and prospects for livestock and crop production in tropical Africa by Claude de Montgolfier-KoueМЃvi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Increasing livestock numbers in the future will clearly add to the demand for water, particularly in the production of livestock feed: one cubic metre of water can produce anything from about kg of dry animal feed in North American grasslands to about 5 kg of feed in some tropical systems (Peden et al.

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Livestock play an important role in the economy of sub-Saharan Africa, providing sustenance as milk and meat, animal traction and transport, manure for crop production, cash income from sales of livestock products and a safety net of capital assets to face risks and misfortunes in harsh environments.

The Systematics of African Livestock Production 52 4. 1 Farming Systems and Ecological Zones 52 4. 2 Livestock Type and Product 54 Livestock Functions 54 Livestock Management 59 4. 3 Livestock Production Systems and their Development 63 5 PASTORAL RANGE-LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS On the negative side, a large majority of livestock keepers are classifi ed as poor, and the natural (feed) resource base is likely to be suffi cient to enable improved meat and milk production for the growing human population.

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2 These continually evolving climatic changes are projected to have significant negative impacts on agricultural productivity. Specifically for potential crop production, climate change is expected to cause substantial reductions in southern Africa (up to 30% by for maize production) and South Asia (up to 10% for staples such as rice.

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Livestock production is a complex component of agricultural production and rural life in Tropical Africa. Different species and different products are involved. The functions of livestock range from the provision of food to social and cultural roles.

The ecological conditions vary from the dry and hot to the moist and cool, and traditional management systems coexist with modern ones. Trends in sub-Saharan Africa's livestock industries* Addis Anteneh Livestock Policy Unit, ILCA,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia * The original version of this paper was presented at the conference on Advancing Agricultural Production in Africa, sponsored by the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux.

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