Livestock Production Systems Analysis: Review

  • Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Debre Markos University,Debre Markos, Ethiopia
  • Gebreyohannes Berhane Departnemt of Animal Production Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Keywords: Livestock, climate change, organic farming, intensification, sustainability


This review was aimed at to assess the livestock production systems analysis in the tropics through critical review of scientific papers. Tropical continents have ample natural resources: livestock, land, human resources. Livestock plays multiple roles in the livelihoods of people in this region, especially the poor. There are five classes of livestock production systems based on agro ecological zone, animal type, function and their management.


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