Tag: livestock

Competition between ranchers and farmers in Africa can end with intensive livestock farming

Livestock production systems are broadly categorised into ‘grassland-based’ pastoralism and ranching ‘mixed-farming’, either rainfed or irrigated, and ‘landless’, mainly pig and poultry production systems. These are listed in order of increasing intensity. The ‘landless’ production systems are largely responsible for the rapid growth in average meat supply per person in the developing countries, poultry production […]

Nigeria would need at least 3,870 veterinarians

Young Nigerian students are attracted to economics or law or engineering faculties, underestimating the great development potential of the agricultural and livestock sector.     In Nigeria, animal production is booming. The country has 25% of the livestock in West and Central Africa. However, there is a problem related to the shortage of veterinarians. Nigeria […]