SOFA graphics - Livestock at the turning point
Consumption of livestock products has increased rapidly in developing countries over the past decades, particularly from the 1980s onwards.
The growing demand for livestock products in a number of developing countries has been driven by economic growth, rising per capita incomes and urbanization.
Animal diseases pose two basic types of problem for humans: socio-economic and health. Figure 15 illustrates the pathways through which livestock diseases and the risk of livestock disease affect human welfare.