Dairy sector in Yemen: A driving force for food security
Author(s): Hafsa AL Yamani, Hembade Ashok and Nazan Koluman
Abstract: Agriculture is a one of the main sector of the national economy of Yemen contributing about 17 percent of total Gross Domestic Production (GDP). Livestock contributes about 20 percent to agricultural GDP. In Yemen, milk production is one of the important animal based protein source for the local population. Milk is produced from camels, cows, goats and sheep. The ruminant population estimated over 21.2 million heads. The Sheep population represented the largest share of this population with 9.7 million head accounting for 45.49%, while camels with 460 thousand animals accounted for 2.16%. In 2014, milk production estimated at 391 thousand tones accounted for 1.3% of the Western Asian production. Milk production in cattle, goats, sheep and camels represented 60.13%, 19. 20%, 16.97% and 3.71% of the Yemen milk production, respectively. This article highlights Yemen livestock production system, managerial strategies of milk sector and food security of produced milk and products. Specifically, it will be question to analysis the opportunities, weaknesses, and proposes some new approaches of solutions to improve the competiveness of this sector while compare to the developed countries.
How to cite this article:
Hafsa AL Yamani, Hembade Ashok, Nazan Koluman. Dairy sector in Yemen: A driving force for food security. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(1):93-96.