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Hunger 'solutions' found in better animal welfare, production

Hunger 'solutions' found in better animal welfare, production

Updated 18 July 2013, 16:49 AEST

Australian veterinary scientists say they have come up with new solutions to feeding a hungry world.

The United Nations estimates that more than 800 million people - or one in eight - around the world suffers from chronic malnutrition.

Children in developing countries in Southeast Asia are among the most hungry, with more than 50 per cent affected by stunted growth.

Peter Windsor from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science has spent twenty years working in Asia working to improve livestock welfare and production.

He says the key is in encouraging owners in countries like Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to see themselves as animal producers and not animal keepers.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Professor Peter Windsor, from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science

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