A perspective on animal protein production in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tacher Georges, Letenneur Léon, Camus Emmanuel. 2000. A perspective on animal protein production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 916 : pp. 41-49. Biennial Conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. 5, Key West, États-Unis, 12 June 1999/16 June 1999.

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Abstract : A large survey of animal protein production in sub-Saharan Africa was performed. The objective was to identify specific production needed to ensure sustainable development. Starting from data collection and analysis to gain control of this information, the study proposes possible paths of evolution for supply and demand for animal production. Africa will be the continent where the demand will grow the most (together with Asia), because of demography and urbanization. Urbanization will represent an extraordinary opportunity for the development of animal production. In 2020, the global demand will be 20 million tons per year (7.3 in 1994) for meat, 45 million tons for milk (18.6 in 1994) and 2.9 million tons for eggs (1.1 in 1994). Red meat, which now provides 55.6% of present meat consumption will satisfy only 36.5% in 2020. This underlines the immense effort needed to intensify ruminant production andlor to develop monogastric production. Consequently, there is a need in tropical animal health and research for better knowledge and control of monogastric diseases and particularly those linked to intensification. The development of peri-urban milk production will require particular attention to hemoparasitic diseases. Globally, there is an urgent need to set up projects for the development of animal production. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Protéine animale, Production de viande, Besoin nutritionnel, Urbanisation, Intensification, Contrôle de maladies

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique au sud du Sahara

Classification Agris : L01 - Animal husbandry

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Tacher Georges, CIRAD-EMVT (FRA)
  • Letenneur Léon, CIRAD-EMVT-DIR (FRA)

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  • Localisation du document : BA_L70 HOU 2834 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)] ; BA_BR1291 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)]

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