This presentation was given at the AHAT BSAS International Conference in
Kohn Kaen, Thailand, 15 November 2005. The main points of the
presentation were that demand for food of animal origin is saturated in
industrialised countries and growing elsewhere; the only way for the
livestock industries of industrialised countries is to expand exports or
to invest in other countries. The investment in other countries depends
on high demand density and a legal and infrastructure framework.
Agricultural statistics are presented for global, Vietnamese and Indian
farming. The presentation concludes that private capital is
indispensable to expanding small-holder livestock capacity, in concert
with a multi-level development of rural agriculture and poverty
For related information, see PPLPI Working Papers: No. 21, No.
7, No. 3, and No. 2.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 44 pp.
Smallholders in the Era of Globalization