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Role of Livestock in Ensuring Food Security in Moradabad District: A Case Study

Author(s):

Mohd. Daud Ahmad , Department of Geography A.M.U., Aligarh; Dr. Ashish Kumar Parashari, Department of Geography A.M.U., Aligarh

Keywords:

Livestock, Food Security

Abstract

Food security is the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. In the developing the availability, accessibility and supply of food and nutrition is very low so a significant proportion of population is suffering from malnutrition. The role of livestock in ensuring the food security is immense because almost all the people consume livestock derived products directly or indirectly. The present study was conducted in four villages of Moradabad District,Uttar Pradesh and entirely based on primary data. The presnt study has been carried out to find out the role of livestock in changing food habits and assess the proportion of livestock derived products in diet taken by people. The results of the study show that livestock husbandry is a prominent source of nutrients and proteins for the poor and underprivileged sections of society. The consumption of meat and dairy products have increased by 40 percent 6.25 percent respectively while meat, milk, cheese, butter, curd and ghee constitute an important part of diet taken by respondents. The study also reveals that change in food habits also attributed to the growth of livestock husbandry and change food production systems.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40602
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 505-508

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