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The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2009
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agric...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
The State of
Food Insecurity
in the World
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food Insecu...
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The State of Food and Agriculture 2009

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The livestock sector is one of the most dynamic parts of the agricultural economy. It is central to some of the most important challenges facing us today. Based on the 2009 report on the State of Food and Agriculture, this presentation discusses ways in which the sector can balance multiple and often competing objectives of societies in developing countries.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2009

  1. 1. The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture Livestock in the balance Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, February 2010
  2. 2. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Note: Per caput consumption of major food items in developing countries – kg per caput per year (index numbers 1961=100). Source: The State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Booming sector Roots and Tubers Cereals Meat Milk Eggs 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Index:1961=100
  3. 3. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Source: The State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Regional differences: meat production East and Southeast Asia Latin America and the Caribbean 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Milliontonnes Near East and North Africa South Asia Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. 4. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Meeting society’s expectations?  providing livelihoods for the poor  promoting food security for all  ensuring environmental sustainability  preventing human health risks
  5. 5. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Livelihoods and food security  1 billion people keep livestock  Important for food security and nutrition  A pathway out of poverty? • support smallholders • support alternative livelihoods for some 15% of energy 25% of protein
  6. 6. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Environmental challenges Improved management can: Reduce overgrazing Reduce deforestation Help mitigate climate change
  7. 7. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Animal disease and human health ANIMAL DISEASES Economic risks - productivity - markets - livelihoods Human health - pandemic disease - endemic disease - food borne illness Human well-being
  8. 8. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Balancing objectives food security environment health livelihoods
  9. 9. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Rapid industrialization Low development Slow industrialization Post-industrial Human health Livelihoods Environment Food security Balancing objectives
  10. 10. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Rapid industrialization Low development Slow industrialization Post-industrial Human health Livelihoods Environment Food security Balancing objectives
  11. 11. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Rapid industrialization Low development Slow industrialization Post-industrial Human health Livelihoods Environment Food security Balancing objectives
  12. 12. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Rapid industrialization Low development Slow industrialization Post-industrial Human health Livelihoods Environment Food security Balancing objectives
  13. 13. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 Rapid industrialization Low development Slow industrialization Post-industrial Human health Livelihoods Environment Food security Balancing objectives
  14. 14. The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The State of Food and Agriculture 2009 For more information The State of Food and Agriculture Livestock in the balance FAO's major annual flagship publication. Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese www.fao.org/publications/sofa

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