Livestock Theme Month 2023
Welcome to Livestock Month on Agrilinks! Livestock play a vital role in maintaining food security, nutrition and livelihoods for countless households and communities across the globe. Livestock keepers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), depend on livestock not only for food and nutrition, but also for agricultural production (farm labor, fertilizer), as a source of income, for transportation, and in helping with a variety of household chores. Studies have also highlighted the importance of livestock to women’s empowerment, reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience for poor populations. Women’s empowerment is critical to enhancing climate mitigation and adaptation in the agricultural sector.