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How Livestock is Used as a Coping Mechanism with Respect to Food Insecurity among Livestock Keepers of Africa: A Literature Review from a Current Perspective

Authors: 
Chung Lai
Organizational Authors: 
Land O' Lakes International Development,
USAID
Year Published: 
2007

This literature review utilizes secondary data and information from books, journals, expert interviews, and the Internet to answer several research questions: Can livestock improve people’s capacity to cope with risk and vulnerability? If so, how has this been done? How can this coping be improved? The review endeavors to enhance understanding and awareness of the current status of the livestock sector and the main livestock keepers in Africa, and illustrate how livestock interventions can be used as coping mechanisms to alleviate household food insecurity and improve livelihoods.

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