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Vulnerability, Climate Change and Livestock: Research Opportunities and Challenges for Poverty Alleviation

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dc.contributor.author Thornton, Philip
dc.contributor.author Herrero, Mario
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T20:43:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T20:43:00Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6652
dc.description.abstract "Livestock systems in developing countries are characterised by rapid change, driven by factors such as population growth, increases in the demand for livestock products as incomes rise, and urbanisation. Climate change is adding to the considerable development challenges posed by these drivers of change. How can livestock keepers take advantage of the increasing demand for livestock products, where this is feasible, and how can the livestock assets of the poor be protected in the face of changing and increasingly variable climates? Given the complexity of livestock and crop-livestock systems, a mix of technological, policy and institutional innovations will inevitably be required. Here we outline some of the likely impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock systems, and discuss some of the resultant priority livestock development issues: water and feeds, livestock genetics and breeding, and animal health. We highlight livestock's role in alleviating poverty and helping households to deal with climate variability. However, there are considerable gaps in our knowledge of how climate change and increasing climate variability will affect livestock systems and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them. We highlight the need for detailed assessment of localised impacts, and the importance of identifying appropriate options that can help livestock keepers adapt to climate change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject population growth en_US
dc.subject poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject crops en_US
dc.subject livestock en_US
dc.title Vulnerability, Climate Change and Livestock: Research Opportunities and Challenges for Poverty Alleviation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of SAT Agricultural Research en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1-23 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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