Fact Check 1: Livestock and Livelihoods

Do livestock support the livelihoods of around one billion poor people globally?

Globally, livestock is quoted as making a 40% contribution to total agricultural production, in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). In many cases, the provenance of the figure is unascertainable. Where does the fact originate? Is it up-to-date and relevant?

The Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) series, Livestock Fact Check, investigates the provenance of popular livestock related facts. The objective is to ensure robust, up-to-date and appropriately interpreted facts inform relevant discussions and decisions.

Livestock and Livelihoods

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