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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

New Challenges of Livestock to Climate Change and Overpopulation

  • Open or Close Cristina Castillo*

    Department of Animal Pathology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Cristina Castillo, Department of Animal Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Email:

Submission: November 15, 2017; Published: April 02, 2018

Volume1 Issue5
April 2018


In recent years there has been a great euphoria about the application of biotechnology to the livestock rearing and the potential benefits in search of effective and sustainable farming systems that can meet the challenge of global overpopulation in 2050 according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report published in 2009 (How to Feed the World in 2050). In parallel to these demands, are several researchers who claim to the United Nations a plan of action that serves to strengthen the rural sector, a clear decline worldwide, constituting a global concern [1]. Therefore, the food needs that are foreseen in a near future can only be covered if the agricultural sector is helped by political measures that favor livestock production and farmer´s life quality.

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