Knowledge for better food systems

Livestock, feed and food security

Friday, January 1, 2010

This briefing paper explores some of the arguments surrounding the relationship between what we feed and how we rear farm animals, and the availability and accessibility of food for human consumption. Does livestock production foster or hinder food security? In what ways are the contributions of intensive and extensive systems to food security different? For a longer discussion of livestock issues see the 2007 FCRN livestock working paper or the Environmental Science and Policy paper – both listed on this page in the working papers section.