NIGERIA:The demand for animal source food will exponentially increase

The Nigerian society and economy will grow swiftly and transform extensively in the next three decades: the country’s population is anticipated to reach almost 400 million in 2050, vis-à-vis 190 million today, while the size of the economy is expected to grow more than six-fold. Such a pace of change is unparalleled in the country’s history.

The livestock sector: its development is fundamental to support the transformation.

The livestock sector is an integral part of agriculture and vital to the socio-economic development of the country, though its productivity currently is very low.

Wild and semi-wild farms often do not have adequate management practices
pastures, resulting in poor food production for animals and problems of
soil compaction and loss of bio

 

The demand for animal source food will exponentially increase and by 2050 most of livestock products will marketed and consumed in urban areas.The impressive population growth and income increase that the country is foreseen to experience will result in such high demand for animal food that even with significant improvement of livestock productivity, some level of import may be needed for certain livestock commodities in the future.

 

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Free grazing can only support the economy of marginal areas!

 

IMPACT OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION ON LAND,WATER,BIODIVERSITY:

problem of predators

difficulty in measuring and calibrating
accurately the ration

biosecurity: diseases transmitted by
wild

excess microbial load pathogens increased risks
illnesses

 

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FOOTBALL

increases with grouping of animals
many negative effects especially with wet soils.
Damage to root systems, the appearance of weeds
with rhizomes

 

by INFOWEB

Romano Pisciotti

 

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