Livestock to 2020: The next food revolution uri icon


  • A team of researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) collaborated to produce this comprehensive and even-handed attempt at defining the nature, extent scope, and implications of what they term the "Livestock Revolution" in developing countries. Looking forward to 2020, they argue convincingly that the structural shifts in world agriculture being brought about by shifts in developing country demand for foods of animal origin will continue and that increasingly global markets have the ability to supply both cereal and animal products in desired quantities without undue price rises. Topics of discussion include livestock revolution, recent transformation of livestock food demand; accompanying transformation of livestock supply; projections of future demand and supply to 2020; implications of the livestock revolution for world trade and food prices; nutrition, food security, and poverty alleviation; environmental sustainability; public health, technology needs and prospects; and taking stock and moving forward

publication date

  • 1999