This is one of the insights emanating from the Regional ‘Rest of Asia’ Multistakeholder Platform of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock that was held on 9th and 10th September.
While livestock economies that depend on feed imports (China) or international markets (Cashmere goats in Mongolia) suffered, local value chains have remained relatively unscathed. Heightened concern of consumers about the origin and quality of their food, may have benefited small producers.
Another interesting experience is the re-emergence of ethnoveterinary medicine. As drug supply chains were interrupted, livestock owners returned to traditional knowledge for treating their animals.