Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December 2017 Special Anniversary Review, Vol. 6(12): pp. 403-408
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Livestock in Africa How can they be developed and utilized

Al Siddig Talha Mohmed Rahma

 

National Ribat University –Sudan

*Corresponding Author's Email: dr.siddiq@hotmail.com

Accepted 04 December, 2017

 

Abstract

This paper discusses the importance of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa by monitoring and analyzing the reality of livestock and its role in the events and achieving economic development and poverty eradication. The paper reviews the size, types and distribution of livestock in African countries and discusses the most important challenges and risks facing them. Of the spread of grasslands in Africa, but this wealth is not care and attention, which is to provide good types of feed and water in pastoral areas and the resistance to diseases and epidemics affecting animals and in the improvement of breeds and animals The cows are raised in the Nile Valley, South Africa, Ethiopia, sheep and goats in most parts of Africa. Camels are also found on the outskirts of the African Sahara. These animals are of great importance to Africans in obtaining milk, meat, leather and wool. The paper discusses international efforts through international organizations, And reviews the most important initiatives in support of the promotion of livestock and the availability of fertile pastures. It is worth noting that for decades, wildlife on the African continent has been a magnet for many tourists around the world and animal husbandry is a multi-functional activity and role in many developing countries. In addition to their direct role in food production and income generation, animals are valuable assets and savings, serving as a reservoir of wealth and used as collateral for loans and as a basic safety net in times of crisis. Livestock has become the most important livelihood in rural areas of Africa in particular. The most important proposals for benefiting from livestock are through its role in raising growth rates, encouraging tourism, developing the industry and so on.

Keywords: Livestock, Cows, Africa.

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