Feed versus Food: The Future Challenge and Balance for Farming
AbstractDemand for livestock products in the past three decades has increased rapidly, especially in developing countries. This increase has resulted in, and will continue to cause, increased demand for feed. This paper examines existing projections of global feed demand and supply with an emphasis on China. It first presents the emerging trends in demand for feed and food, followed by global perspectives of feed demand and supply. It then highlights the challenges facing future farming in its endeavour to meet the increasing demand for feed. Finally, the paper sheds light on whether the livestock revolution will offer much opportunity to farmers, especially small farmers in the developing countries and those at home in Australia.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment in its journal Australasian Agribusiness Review.
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Livestock; developing countries; global feed demand and supply; China; future farming; farmers; Agribusiness; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; International Development; International Relations/Trade; Livestock Production/Industries; ISSN 1442-6951;
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