This presentation was given at the 7th IFCN Dairy Conference, held in
Szczecin, Poland, 24 May 2006. One in three farmers lives in extreme
poverty; the presenters propose livestock as having high potential for
farmers to increase returns from their land. Milk, a high-value
commodity, is in growing demand in low-income households and this can be
met by small-holder farmers. The presentation concludes that there is
ample scope for low-cost productivity increases and welfare improvment
in the small-holder livestock sector.
For further information, see PPLPI Working Papers: No. 2, No.
3, No. 7, No. 16, No. 20, No. 33, and No.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 23 pp.
The Dairy Sector and Poverty Reduction: A FAO Perspective