The story of cattle in Africa: Why Diversity Matters
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative
Rural Development Administration
Dessie, Tadelle (Editor)
Mwai, Okeyo (Editor)Show More
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This book explains why and how cattle have evolved in Africa over centuries and the role they play today. The African cattle breeds that exist today comprise a critical long-term asset. They also provide short-term income and the daily food and nutrition for some 800 million livestock keepers across Africa. The diversity of African cattle ranges from breeds adapted to the edges of the Sahara Desert in North Africa, to those able to survive in wet tropical lowlands, to breeds that thrive in the vast savannahs of southern Africa. Where you find people, you find cattle.