This presentation was given at the New Opportunities for Dairy and Dual Purpose Ruminant Systems in Latin America Workshop, held in Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico, 28-30 June 2006. The status of livestock farming in Latin America is discussed, with the link to poverty made. The reasons why livestock farming is not meeting its full potential for poverty reduction are explained. The policy issues which need to be resolved to advance the livestock sector are presented.
This presentation was based on PPLPI Working Paper 27: \"Livestock Policies for Poverty Alleviation: Theory and Practical Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America\".
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 25 pp.