ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Livestock for Higher, Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Growth

Diversification of the agricultural production portfolio to include livestock is an effective way of accelerating agricultural growth and reducing rural poverty. This paper now assesses the situation in India where livestock now accounts for a larger share of the value of agricultural output than foodgrains. It also discusses the technological, institutional and policy options to harness the untapped potential of this sector at a time the demand for animal food products, driven by sustained economic and income growth and an expanding urban opulation, continues to rise both domestically and globally.

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