Centre for Global Health Histories lecture
This talk follows the mobilization of veterinary public health programmes in the 1950s and 1960s, organised by the WHO and Food and Agricultural Organization to improve the production, supply and quality of animal protein. This strategy was fashioned against the backdrop of a perceived Malthusian collapse resulting from the growth in human numbers and corresponding decline in food supplies. While historians have highlighted the importance placed on modernising agricultural production to combat this threat, a concern with what became the ‘Green Revolution’ overlooks the equal importance placed on modernising livestock systems.
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