Smallholder Livestock Production and the Global Disease Risk

Behnke, Drew, Samuel Heft-Neal, Jenny Ifft, Ricardo Soares Magalhaes, Joachim Otte, Dirk Pfeiffer, David Roland-Holst, and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 14, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2011

View Full Article PDF: Smallholder Livestock Production and the Global Disease Risk

Abstract

Emergence of highly contagious diseases from animal populations have heightened public awareness of global linkages between livestock production and public health. We examine livestock management practices for smallholders in developing countries and their linkage to the global commons of viral disease resistance. We conclude that a pro-poor multilateral initiative is needed to reduce animal and pandemic disease risks.

Keywords

livestock production, livestock management, global health, public health, pandemic diseases

Citation

Behnke, Drew, Samuel Heft-Neal, Jenny Ifft, Ricardo Soares Magalhaes, Joachim Otte, Dirk Pfeiffer, David Roland-Holst, and David Zilberman. "Smallholder Livestock Production and the Global Disease Risk." ARE Update 14(3)(2011):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2011/14/3/smallholder-livestock-pro/