The Role of Animals and Animal Products
The Role of Animals and Animal Products:-
The livestock sector and its by-product offers substantial opportunities for agricultural development, poverty reduction, food security gains and improved human nutrition. The sector can also empower rural women and youth, improve natural resource-use efficiency.
Importantly, although often overlooked, meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products, including fish and other seafoods also play an important role in achieving food security for several reasons.
First, animal products are an important source of high-quality, balanced, and highly bioavailable protein and numerous critical micronutrients, including iron, zinc, and vitamins B-12 and A, many of which are deficient in a large portion of the world’s population, which is why moderate consumption of animal-sourced foods plays an important role in achieving a nutritionally balanced diet.
Second, because they are recognized as high-quality foods, global demand for animal products is almost certain to continue to increase dramatically.
Third, farm animals are critical to a sustainable agricultural system and especially for smallholders who comprise most of the world’s farmers.
Farm animals contribute not only a source of high-quality food that improves nutritional status but also additional resources such as manure for fertilizer, on-farm power, and other by-products, and, in addition, provide economic diversification and risk distribution.
Fourth, ruminants such as buffalo, cattle, goats, and sheep, efficiently convert the forages from grasslands into high-quality animal products, and grazing also can promote the health and biodiversity of grasslands.
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Source – Journal of NutritionShare