Livestock-based food production is an important and pervasive way humans impact the environment. It causes about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is the key land user and source of water pollution by nutrient overabundance. It also competes with biodiversity, and promotes species extinctions. Empowering consumers to make choices that mitigate some of these impacts through devising and disseminating numerically sound information is thus a key socio environmental priority.

The Livestock Statistics 2013 is the 8th series of statistics publication by the Department of Livestock (DoL) in its comprehensive effort to record information on livestock and production in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The publication is presented in two section: Section I contains livestock population and production data at Dzongkhag level. Section II contains livestock population and production data at Geog level.

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology in Swede

The fifty-sixth report on 'The Agricultural Biosecurity Bill 2013' presented by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture in Lok Sabha on 5th Febraury 2014.

This meat atlas published by Heinrich Boell Foundation sheds light on the impacts of meat and dairy production in Europe, across the United States and in the emerging economies of China and India. It aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming.

Achieving global food security is one of the major challenges of the coming decades. In order to tackle future food security challenges we must understand the past. This study presents a historical analysis of global food availability, one of the key elements of food security. By calculating national level dietary energy supply and production for nine time steps during 1965–2005 we classify countries based on their food availability, food self-sufficiency and food trade. We also look at how diets have changed during this period with regard to supply of animal based calories.

The livestock wealth of India is one of the highest in world. India is the world’s largest exporter of buffalo meat and accounts for 58 per cent of the world's buffalo population. Buffalo in India contributes about 30% of total meat production in the country. However despite this potential and growth, the sector is not well integrated.

In this new report, FAO presents an alarming picture about growing numbers of new diseases infecting humans originating in wildlife and also reveals that majority of these virulent, drug-resistant diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries, the highest rates of incidence being in India, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria.

The National Livestock Policy, 2013 has been formulated by the agriculture ministry to have a policy framework for improving productivity of the livestock sector in a sustainable manner.

Worldwide demand for crops is increasing rapidly due to global population growth, increased biofuel production, and changing dietary preferences. Meeting these growing demands will be a substantial challenge that will tax the capability of our food system and prompt calls to dramatically boost global crop production. However, to increase food availability, we may also consider how the world's crops are allocated to different uses and whether it is possible to feed more people with current levels of crop production.

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