Livestock Development and Poverty Alleviation: Revolution or Evolution for Upland Livelihoods in Lao PDR?
Millar, Joanne, Photakoun, Viengxay, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
Livestock play a key role in the lives of poor, rural people in developing countries, providing a major proportion of their cash income, capital assets, draught power, fuel and fertilizer. Rapid growth in demand for meat and dairy products in Asia presents both opportunities and challenges for livestock development and poverty alleviation. This paper explores the potential of livestock intensification to benefit the livelihoods of upland households and meet market demand in the Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a South East Asian country undergoing significant economic change.
A review of the livestock sector in Asia shows increasing demand for live animals and meat in …
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Publication information: Article title: Livestock Development and Poverty Alleviation: Revolution or Evolution for Upland Livelihoods in Lao PDR?. Contributors: Millar, Joanne - Author, Photakoun, Viengxay - Author. Journal title: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. Volume: 6. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2008. Page number: 89+. © Earthscan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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