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dc.contributor.authorAK Kahi
dc.contributor.authorTO Rewe
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T16:20:55Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T16:20:55Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Journal of Biotechnology, 7(25), 4984-4991en_US
dc.identifier.issn1684-5315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/495
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/view/59715en_US
dc.description.abstractLivestock production is expected to grow tremendously in line with the projected demand for animal products. Therefore, the methods of livestock production must change to allow for efficiency and improvement in productivity. Biotechnology is important if the world is to respond to the pressure to produce more food from animals for the ever-growing human population. In general, biotechnology in livestock production can be categorised as the biological, chemical and physical techniques that influence animal health (survival), nutrition, breeding and reproduction. These techniques have been applied mostly in developed countries but their application in Africa is minimal due to reasons related to economic growth such as poor infrastructure, technical and educational capacity. However, Africa can still benefit from tailor-made technologies that simplify complex techniques into applicable form through strategic packaging. Public concerns on food safety, environment and ethics are issues that cannot be ignored.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPwani Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAJOLen_US
dc.subjectBiotechnologyen_US
dc.subjectlivestock productionen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.titleBiotechnology in livestock production: Overview of possibilities for Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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