Economic, Social, and Environmental Aspects of Dairy Farming in Sub-saharan Africa: A Literature Review

S. Tagba *

Department of Agriculture & Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

D. Puchooa

Department of Agriculture & Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

H. Sina

Department of Biochemistry, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This literature review on dairy cattle rearing in sub-Saharan Africa aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the current situation of this activity in the region. It examines the various dimensions of dairy farming, such as its economic importance, its impact on food security and its role in poverty reduction. The review also looks at existing farming systems, factors influencing dairy cow productivity, constraints and challenges faced by farmers, good practices and innovations, environmental impacts, and policies and programmes to support dairy cow farming. The aim of this review is to provide valuable information for improving this activity in the region.

Keywords: Dairy cows, sub-saharan Africa, farming practices, constraints, challenges

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Tagba, S., D. Puchooa, and H. Sina. 2024. “Economic, Social, and Environmental Aspects of Dairy Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review”. Annual Research & Review in Biology 39 (7):1-11.


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