The Global Livestock Sector – a Growth Engine - NR fact sheet

FACT SHEETS



The Global Livestock Sector –
a Growth Engine




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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2008



FACTS

During the past three decades, a rapid global expansion in production and consumption of animal products has led to a so-called “livestock revolution”, driven by population and income growth coupled with urbanization. Cheap, often subsidized feed grain, cheap fuel and rapid technological change, particularly in poultry, pork and dairy production, have accelerated the sector’s growth to such an extent that it is expected to provide 50 percent of global agricultural output in value terms in the next ten years.



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