The state of food and agriculture 2009: livestock in the balance.

[In Arabic. / En arabe.]

Author(s) : FAO

Type of monograph: Report


Each edition of the report contains an overview of a selected topic of major relevance for rural and agricultural development and for global food security. This year's topic is "Livestock in the balance".
Within each of the areas, the report discusses the most critical challenges and opportunities facing the sector. It highlights systematic risks and failures resulting from a process of growth and transformation that has outpaced the capacity and willingness of governments and societies to control and regulate. It tries to identify issues that require solutions at various levels to allow the livestock sector to meet society’s expectations in the future in terms of provision of both private and public goods.
The document contains many statistical figures and tables.