Small ruminants such as goats require less labour and land use than cattle, so they are an important source of food and economic security for livestock smallholders in developing countries. However, small ruminants are also susceptible to many diseases.
Youth employment is one of the most pressing challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa. The UN estimates that Africa’s youth aged 15-24 will swell by about six million each year for the next decade. By 2050, the median age will be just 24.