Publication

Milk for health and wealth


Smallholder dairying offers high returns to land and labour, a source of regular income gives women an opportunity to become economically active, encourages cooperation between smallholders through backward and forward linkages and transfers capital from urban centres to rural areas through the trade of milk. Milk also improves nutrition and can be of particular importance to children, the elderly and people suffering from HIV/AIDS. All in all, dairying is a relatively low risk and low cost economic activity that has the potential to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods.

Subject:
      Meat and milk,     Milk & dairy
AGS main series:
  FAO Diversification booklets
Author:
  Jørgen Henriksen
Publisher:
  FAO
Issue Number:
  6
Year:
  2009
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/i0521e/i0521e00.htm