Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Editorial Volume 4 Issue 6

Animal farming for ‘Food and Fuel’

John Abraham*

Professor, Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Pookode, Wayand, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: John Abraham, Professor, Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Pookode, Wayand, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India.

Received: March 22, 2022; Published: May 10, 2022

Livestock is an important sub-sector of Indian agricultural economy which plays a multifaceted role in providing lively hood support to the rural population and food security. The contribution of livestock sector to the agriculture output has significantly increased from 1.8% to 29.35% in the year 2021 [14]. In India, 18 million people are employed in livestock sector. In the last decade, the socio-economic mobility of people has initiated a dietary diversification from cereal based to protein rich food. From the year 2009 to 2019, there was 16.6% reduction in the consumption of cereals while there was an increase of 25.4% in the consumption of milk, meat, fish and eggs, reiterating the economic principle as income rise, demand tend to shift towards protein rich foods [13]. The livestock sector is gradually getting transformed from traditional to commercial and beyond, which is happening currently. From the perspective of increasing production in 80 and 90’s, the current perspective is productivity, quality, choice and value addition [1].


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Citation: John Abraham. “Animal farming for ‘Food and Fuel’". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.6 (2022): 01-04.


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