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September 16th, 2016 / African Farming, UK

FoodTank have released a scathing report on the state of many of Africa’s cattle breeds. The not-for-profit has recently released a list of 35 species which are about to become extinct. In addition to this, according to the U.N Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), close to 17 per cent of the world’s livestock breeds face extinction. Many of these livestock breeds are indigenous, adapted to local conditions with long agricultural and pastoral traditions. Africa alone is home to more than 150 cataloged breeds of cattle. See more