Animal products - fresh and for storing

Animal products play an important role in food security in developing countries. They provide foods rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Unlike crops, meat, eggs and milk are not seasonal and can be produced year-round. Animals can be slaughtered when a need for food or income arises. Meat and milk can also be preserved - milk as clarified butter, curd and cheese, and meat by drying, curing, smoking and salting.

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Uganda: traditional milking
FAO/19309/R. Faidutti

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