Last week in Florham Park, New Jersey, Zoetis, the largest animal health provider in the world (it was spun off from Pfizer Animal Health last year), hosted a conference on Mega trends in livestock production: The state of animal agriculture 2025–2050.
A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries.
This is the second of a two-part article. Part one is here.
Jimmy Smith followed his presentation on global livestock trends with a discussion of plausible future livestock sector trajectories.
Smallholder production of monogastics (pigs and poultry) remains dominant today in Africa and the Middle East, Smith said, and…
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