Balancing livestock, poverty and the environment

Good thinking happens at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). A few days ago they discussed the complex issues around livestock, poverty and the environment and followed up with judgements about what they found.

I wish I could summarise this thinking for you, but that would be a mistake. The world isn’t simple. And as ILRI points out, we in the rich world shouldn’t assume that we know what’s right for poor people.

[Edit] My fellow blogger Janina at Food (Policy) for Thought makes intelligent remarks about these two ILRI posts here.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Balancing livestock, poverty and the environment

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