Urban Animals

Zoonoses and animals in the city

SLU Global and Centre for Global Animal Diseases invite to a seminar about Zoonoses and animals in the city

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Moderator Assoc. Professor Sofia Boqvist, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, SLU

Urban animals – income, gender, public health and regulations

Currently about 50% of the worlds´ population lives in cities and the proportion is expected to increase to almost 70% in 2050.The urban growth poses many challenges, but it also creates a lot of opportunities, and urban agriculture is one of them. Growing urban population with increasing incomes creates demand for a more diversified diet with a substantial fraction of animal products.

Nutritional value vs health risks: exploring urban livestock systems with Ulf Magnusson

It is official: we are predominantly an urban species. More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, this fact appeals to have a fresh look at urban agriculture.

Urban Livestock Production: "to be or not to be" - Expert Group on Urban Animals Is Looking for the Answer

Population growth poses many risks, but it also creates a lot of opportunities, and urban agriculture is one of them. Growing urban population with increasing incomes creates demand for a more diversified diet with a substantial fraction of animal products.

Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries – Challenges and Knowledge Gaps

The anthology on Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries was launched on June 18. Drivers, pros and cons, and knowledge gaps have been compiled.

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Book Launch: Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries – Challenges and Knowledge Gaps

Photo courtesy of Charles Roffey via Flickr

The majority of human population growth takes place in urban areas of less developed regions of the world. This has produced a large group of urban poor, proliferating widespread issues like food insecurity and malnutrition in the low-income countries. However, urban and peri-urban agriculture has evolved as a way to mitigate these challenges.

Introducing: The Expert Group on Urban Animals

The world is becoming a more urbanized place, currently about 50% of the worlds´ population lives in cities and the proportion is expected to increase to almost 70% in 2050. The increase is likely to be particularly prominent in Africa and Asia, where urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030.