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The growing place of livestock products in world food in the twenty-first century

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  • Delgado, Christopher L.
  • Rosegrant, Mark W.
  • Steinfeld, Henning
  • Ehui, Simeon K.
  • Courbois, Claude

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This paper attempts to define the nature, extent, scope, and implications of what the authors term the “Livestock Revolution” in developing countries. Looking forward to 2020, they argue that the structural shifts in world agriculture being brought about by shifts in developing-country demand for foods of animal origin will continue and that increasingly global markets have the ability to supply both cereal and animal products in desired quantities with out undue price rises. They emphasize, however, that policy decisions taken for the live stock sector of developing countries will determine whether the Livestock Revolution helps or harms the world's poor and malnourished. (from Foreward by Per Pinstrup-Andersen)

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series MTID discussion papers with number 28.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:mtiddp:28

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Keywords: Livestock. ; Poor Developing countries. ; Malnutrition. ; Meat industry and trade. ;

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  1. Rashid, Shahidur & Sharma, Manohar & Zeller, Manfred, 2002. "Micro-lending for small farmers in Bangladesh," MSSD discussion papers 45, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  2. Gulati, Ashok & Narayanan, Sudha, 2002. "Rice trade liberalization and poverty," MSSD discussion papers 51, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Nicholas Minot & Lisa Daniels, 2005. "Impact of global cotton markets on rural poverty in Benin," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 33(s3), pages 453-466, November.
  4. Shahabuddin, Quazi & Dorosh, Paul A., 2002. "Comparative advantage in Bangladesh crop production," MSSD discussion papers 47, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  5. Delgado, Christopher L. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Wada, Nikolas & Meijer, Siet & Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin, 2002. "Fish as food," MSSD discussion papers 52, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    • Delgado, Christopher L. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Wada, Nikolas & Meijer, Siet & Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin, 2002. "Fish as food," MTID discussion papers 52, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Dorosh, Paul A. & Shahabuddin, Quazi, 2002. "Rice price stabilization in Bangladesh," MSSD discussion papers 46, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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