Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050

In the next 30-40 years the demand for animal source foods will grow rapidly in the African continent due to growth in human population, increasing consumer purchasing power and urbanization. As a response, producers and other actors will make significant investments in livestock farming systems and value chains. The impact of these investments on people’s livelihoods, public health and the environment will be unprecedented.

The future of African livestock will influence the development of the entire continent. We must build today the foundations to steer livestock on a sustainable development trajectory in the future.


Looking at the future

Based on World Bank (2007) "Global Consumption Database" and FAO (2018) "The future of food and agriculture – Alternative pathways to 2050"