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Sustainable Livestock Systems

Photo credit: ILRI.

Agro-pastoral and pastoral systems are major land-use systems on earth, covering 30% of the global area and 45% of the ice-free earth’s surface. Pastures and rangelands play a crucial role in global food systems, as livestock contributes to 40% of global agricultural gross domestic product.

As the global population is predicted to reach around 9 billion by 2050, there will be increases in food consumption, and land and environmental pressures are expected to grow.

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