argylesock says… Livestock in poor countries are part of a complicated story.
One thing that I cherish about academia is the plurality of opinions and the richness of debate on any topic people care about. This is also translated into research, where facts are as quickly uncovered as they are disputed with alternative figures, making things even more complicated (as well as more interesting) with each and every study published.
After I posted about two blogposts of the International Livestock Research Institute, which in turn were based on a paper published by Herrero et al., a colleague thoughtfully pointed out that some of the facts that were referenced may in fact be disputable. I like nothing more than a balanced discussion, so let’s have a look at both sides of the argument point by point:
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