Thursday, 11 June 2015
Extensive farming; better for people and animals (report)
Compassion in World Farming commissioned new independent research to find out what types of livestock systems would be best suited to feeding the world population in 2050. The study shows that continuing to intensify the farming of livestock is likely to increase pressure on food security in all regions, particularly in those where food security is already problematic, such as Africa and Asia. Extensive livestock farming often creates better food security than intensive farming. Extensive farming helps reduce competition between people and farm animals for high quality grains and high-grade arable land.