Honeybees provide a wide range of benefits to humans from honey, other bee products, pollination of food crops and ecological services. Beekeeping is practiced around the world, and can provide a valuable source of income to people in developing regions with relatively little investment. However, apiculture faces a number of challenges that can impact on the health and survival of the colony. What can we do to create sustainable conditions for agriculture and apiculture to coexist and to benefit from each other?
Can Livestock Keepers' Rights help in improving food security of people living in marginal lands? Evidence of the importance of small-scale livestock production systems making use of uncultivable lands and crop is strong; should they be given prominence over commercial producers, producing large amounts of cheap animal protein based on imported breeds and imported feed?
One large egg (50gr) provides the daily requirements* of 27% selenium, 25% vitamin B12, 23% choline, 15% riboflavin, 13% protein, 11% phosphorus, 9% vitamin D.
See more info on the properties of eggs in this infographic prepared by FAO.
A daily glass of milk provides a 5 year old with: 21% of protein requirements, 8% of calories and key micro-nutrients.
Milk provides us adults with: calcium, magnesum, selenium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin B5.
See more info on the properties of milk in this infographic prepared by FAO.