Livestock keeping in cities has special problems and opportunities. This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine contains articles on how different cities and people cope with problems that are sometimes caused by keeping animals.
The first part of this editorial presents different ways in which various stakeholders view issues in
urban livestock. The second part discusses functions, problems and reasons for urban livestock keeping. And the third part suggests ways to classify urban livestock systems. Livestock plays a location specific but often essential role in cities for the production of food and in terms of social aspects, particularly in small-scale animal production. Moreover, animals not only cause pollution, but they can also help to clean up the city. The last part discusses some points aimed at achieving a better understanding of urban livestock keeping among policy makers.
- Livestock in nineteenth-century New York City
- Urban livestock agriculture in the state of New Jersey, USA
- Livestock and livelihoods in Hubli-Dharwad
- The stray-cattle controversy in Delhi
- The Beja urban economy: understanding and responding to an evolving reality
- Urban livestock systems in the Niayes zone in Senegal
- Livestock in a middle-sized East-African town: the case of Nakuru
- Market-oriented urban and peri-urban dairy systems
- Increasing use of poultry manure in Ghana: is farmers’ race consumers’ fate?
- Urban livestock in Kumasi: survey findings
- Urban pig farming in irregular settlements in Uruguay
- Veterinary urban hygiene in developing countries
- Cysticercosis, a zoonosis in rural and urban areas
- Vermiculture for organic waste processing: mini-livestock in Rosario, Argentina
- Improved pig feed in Vietnam
- Linking students to urban livestock producers in Mexico City