International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part D (2018)
The importance of livestock in societies
Every family needs to ensure that it has sufficient, nutritionally adequate and safe food for an active and healthy life throughout the year. This is one of the primary goals of every farming family, especially those whose only source of income is the family farm. The linkages between livestock keeping and human nutrition and health outcomes have been conceptualized. Broadly, they include positive effects of keeping livestock that generally improve a household’s health and welfare status; and negative effects of livestock ownership that may worsen human health and nutritional status. The positive effects include increased access to nutritious animal source foods (ASFs), such as milk, meat, and eggs, in households owning animals, and higher household cash incomes that increase purchase power for ASF’s, food crops, healthcare and education. Livestock is a hybrid of natural goodness and good farming practice. Local breeds are seen by their respective societies to symbolise traditional, local systems, and often environmentally friendly methods of production. As every day passes, the human population is increased, so there is a need for sustainable agriculture and livestock to fulfil the requirement according to global development.
How to cite this article:
Moh. Zali. The importance of livestock in societies. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(7): 257-264.