Livestock and Feed Trends in West Asia and North Africa: Past, Present and Future
Plaza, P. (ed). The Situation of Agriculture in Mediterranean Countries, Agricultural Research and Food Security, Vol. 1, No.5. pp. 15-30. Proc. symposium at Istanbul, Turkey, Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes, CIHEAM, Paris, 1993
16 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2012 Last revised: 31 Dec 2012
Date Written: July 28, 1993
This paper describes trends in populations of four major classes of livestock and in quantities of feeds in three classes for fifteen countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) over a recent twenty-year period (1967-71) to (1987-91). This addresses a gap in understanding the places and roles of the various livestock and feed classes and of the growing importance of concentrate feeds for poultry, dairy and feedlot production in particular. Using population projections to the years 2000 and 2025, and assumed expansions in production of crop residues, we project strong declines in the per capita numbers of livestock units supported by domestic sources of feedstuffs and grazing. Very large national deficits in livestock and/or feeds are projected and implications for research planning by ICARDA and national agricultural research systems (NARS) of WANA are explored.
Keywords: Livestock, Small ruminants, Bovines, Draft animals, Poultry, Feed, Crop-residues, Concentrates, Range-grazing, WANA, West Asia, North Africa, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, ICARDA
JEL Classification: N55, Q11, O13, O53, R12
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