Excessive rain during harvesting and pest diseases have hampered India's soy production and its output is expected to be close to 15% lesser than a previous estimate, Reuters reported.
Lacto-ovo vegetarianism and diverse demography make for regional feed and livestock disparities. Southern India's meat and fish consumption resembles that of Indonesia. Red meat consuming northern India is an agribusiness extension of neighboring Muslim nations.
Led by India and with Pakistan and Bangladesh growing even faster, South Asia's 1.8 billion people will undergo several decades of 6% annual feed output growth.