LifeStock International works with farmers to decrease disease in their livestock. This improves the microeconomy, which in turn promotes food security and the public health, and, indirectly, wildlife and ecosystem health.
We partner with national government agencies and animal health organizations to enhance the control of transboundary animal diseases, thus enabling increased animal production and improvements to the national economy.
LifeStock International has proven training to prepare veterinarians from the developed world to provide the most useful services when working overseas. LifeStock partners with foreign colleagues to enhance their own systems.
Who Are Smallholders?
* They are small-scale farmers who manage small areas, using mainly family labor for production, and using part of the produce for family consumption.
* 80% of the farmland in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is worked by smallholders.
* They make up 60% of the people in the world (1.5 billion) who survive by working the land.
* Women make up 43% of the labor force of smallholders.
* Smallholders provide 80% of the food supply in their communities.