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ANIMALS THE SOLUTION TO FOOD INSECURITY

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Although food availability has increased along with the growing human population over the last 30 years, there are still 800 million people suffering from malnutrition.

This problem is not only the result of insufficient food production and inadequate distribution, but also of the financial inability of the poor to purchase food of reasonable quality in adequate quantities to satisfy their needs (FAO, 1993a).”

In developing countries like Kenya, there is a tremendous increase in population and this has led to an increased demand for animal products.

The human populations continue to increase due to high birth rates in Kenya and the entire Africa.

Unpredictable climatic conditions

As a result of unstable climatic conditions i.e drought, excess rains and floods,  in the past few years, plant feedstuffs are unable to sustain the growing human population. This has further to humans sourcing for animal products.

Good animal welfare equals food security

Improved efficiency of animal agriculture is crucial to achieving sustainable agricultural development and food security, particularly in low-income, food-deficit countries.

Animals need to be well taken care off, so they can increase productivity. High productivity in animals means they are able to produce, quality and quantity products, hence a surplus food supply.

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