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Peri-Urban Livestock Farmin in India: Growing Threats to Humans, Animals & Environment

40% of India's population currently lives in cities; this proportion is expected to increase to 60% by 2025

Small Holder Dairy Farming and the Risk of Zoonoses

Challenges in livestock management: India's dairy system relies mostly on milk produced through small/marginal farmers who lag in technological interventions for efficient milk production. With strong linkage to poverty and lack of resources, they need support to deal with changing market needs and growing zoonotic threats.

Dynamics of Peri-Urbanisation and its Impact on Humans and Animals

Urban and peri-urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security. In developing countries where cities are expanding rapidly, urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) has an important role in feeding a growing urban population. However, on the flip side, it also carries risks of zoonotic disease transmission.