Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock, boosts milk yields

FAO (Mar. 28, 2013) | A simple but innovative use of insecticide-impregnated nets to protect livestock is doubling and in some cases tripling milk outputs on smallholder dairy farms while also reducing mosquito-borne illnesses in humans in Kisii, Kenya, in the country’s western highlands. The FAO project is part of a wider strategy to vastly improve animal health in areas most affected by tropical diseases.