10 World’s Biggest Producers of Buffalo Meat- According to FAO Statistical (FAOSTAT), there are 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Buffalo Meat in 2021. The buffalo meat is one of the most-consumed meat in the world besides Beef, Chicken meat, and pork. Historically, Buffaloes (Bubalius bubalis) originated from the Indo-Gangetic plains, thrived in Asia and commonly can be classified into two classes namely riverine buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) and swamp buffaloes (Bubalus carabanesis). Functionally, some of the people still consumed this meat because of the nutritious of its meats. Based on the processes, Buffalo meat usually can be used to make some meals in some regions. Some of them are pastarma and gabrovi in Bulgaria, and biltong in Nepal and Brazil. Furthermore, in Asiaan, Buffalo meat can be used as kebabs, koftas and tikkis, bheja, curries, corned meat, and sausages.
World’s Production of Buffalo Meat From 1980 to 2021
|Years||World’s Production of Buffalo Meat|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Statistically, based on the FAO Statistics (FAOSTAT), the world’s production of buffalo meat is in upward trend. in 1980, the world’s production of buffalo meat reached 1.6 million tons and in 2021, it has become into 4.3 million tons. During more than 40 years, the production of buffalo meat has increased more than 2.5 tons. The increasing human population and its needs to fulfilling the consumptions is some of the reasons the increasing output of buffalo meat from time to time.
The Production of Buffalo Meat Based on Continent
|Continent||Production of Buffalo Meat in 2021|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Based on the continent statistics, the production of buffalo meat spread across the regions. Of all regions, Asia still becomes the main production areas with production around 4.1 million tons. Furthermore, Africa in the next position with production of buffalo meat around 166 thousand tons. Americas and Europe has minor production with output 26 thousand tons and 21 thousand tons, respectively.
Based on the country’s statistics, there are 10 world’s biggest producers of Buffalo Meat. Here are 10 World’s Biggest of Buffalo Meat in 2021. All of the data was obtained from FAO Statistics in 2023.
The Rank of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Buffalo Meat
|Rank||Country||Production of Buffalo Meat in 2021|
|10||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||21,843|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Buffalo Meat
India still becomes the main country’s producers of Buffalo meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of buffalo meat from India reached 1,635,507 tonnes. Geographically, the area of buffalo production in India can be found in several states. Some of the main production areas are Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab. In India, there are many Indigenous buffalo breeds. Some of them are Murrah, Surti, Jaffrabadi, Bhadawari, Nili Ravi, Mehsana, Nagpuri, Toda, Banni, Bargur, Chhattisgarhi, Chilika, Gojri, Kalahandi, Marathwadi, and Pandharpuri.
Pakistan is the 2nd biggest producer of Buffalo meat in 2021. Statistically, the production of buffalo meat from Pakistan reached 1,151,000 tonnes. Geographically, in Pakistan, the population of buffalo distributed mostly in Punjab, Singh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Baluchistan. Genetically, in Pakistan, some of the type of buffaloes that can be found are Nili-Ravi, Kundhi, Azi-Khaeli.
China also has huge production of Buffalo meat in 2021. Statistically, the production of buffalo meat from Panda country reached 658,163 tonnes. In China, some population of buffalo distributes in Guangxi and Yunnan.
Nepal is the 4th biggest producer of Buffalo meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of buffalo meat from Nepal reached 188,172 tonnes. in Nepal, buffalo is called Bhaisi.
Turkmenistan is the next one of the biggest producer of buffalo meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of buffalo meat from Turkmenistan reached 179,151 tonnes. In Turkmenistan, there are some species of buffaloes that can be found. some of them are Kuhzestani, Jimes, and Kuri.
Egypt is the country from Africa region that has huge production of buffalo meat. According to FAOSTAT, the production of buffalo meat from Egypt reached 166,745 tonnes. Geographically, in Eygpt, buffaloes can be found in several Governorate. Some of them are AL-Behira, AL-Menoufia, AL-Quliubiya, AL-Sharkia, and KafrELSheikh. Based on economic contributions, Buffalo production contributes about 24.5% of the agricultural gross domestic products of Egypt.
Vietnam is the 7th world’s biggest producer of buffalo meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021, the production of buffalo meat from Vietnam reached 91,223 tonnes. Based on the population of buffalo in Vietnam, many buffaloes in Vietnam are concentrated in Northern Mountain, Red River delta, and North Central coast
Philippines is the 8th biggest producer from South-East Asia. Statistically, the production of buffalo meat from Philippines reached 64,672 tonnes. in Philippines, there are The Carabao buffalo that is swamp-type breed of buffalo which is native to the Philippines and considered as the national animal of the Philippines.
Myanmar is the 9th biggest producer in 2021. According to FAOSTAT, the production of buffalo meat from Myanmar achieved 26,898 tonnes.
10.Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lao People’s Democratic Republic is the 10th biggest producer of buffalo meat in 2021. Based on the data from FAO Statistics (FAOSTAT), the production of Buffalo meat from Lao People’s Democratic Republic reached 21,843 tonnes. Geographically, population of buffaloes in Laos can be found mostly in Central region.
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Buffalo Meat
FAOSTAT. 2023. Production quantities of Meat of buffalo, fresh or chilled by country. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on May 2nd, 2023.
C.D. Khedkar, G.D. Khedkar, G. Gyananath, S.D. Kalyankar. 2003. BUFFALO Meat. Editor(s): Benjamin Caballero, Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Second Edition), Pages 699-705, Academic Press. ISBN 9780122270550. https://doi.org/10.1016/B0-12-227055-X/00133-4 .
Apeda. Buffalo Meat. Accessed via https://apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/SubHead_Products/Buffalo_Meat.htm on May 3rd, 2023. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
Chandio, A.A., Rehman, A., Jiang, Y. and Noonari, S., 2017. Importance of the dairy industry and economic growth in Pakistan: an empirical study. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 7(4), pp.31-20.
Vikaspedia. 2023. Breeds of cattle & buffalo. Accessed via https://vikaspedia.in/agriculture/livestock/cattle-buffalo/breeds-of-cattle-buffalo on May 3rd, 2023.
Yang, B., Zeng, X.L.Q., Qin, J. and Yang, C., 2007. Dairy buffalo breeding in countryside of China. Italian Journal of animal science, 6(sup2), pp.25-29. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijas.2007.s2.25
Abdel-Salam, S. and Fahim, N., 2018. Classifying and Characterizing Buffalo Farming Systems in the Egyptian Nile Delta Using Cluster Analysis. Journal of Animal and Poultry Production, 9(1), pp.23-28. DOI: 10.21608/jappmu.2018.35763
Tuyen, D.K. and Lich, L.B., 1998. Livestock production situation in Vietnam and development orientation. ICAR Technical Series No., p.111.
Nampanya, S., Khounsy, S., Young, J.R., Napasirth, V., Bush, R.D. and Windsor, P.A., 2016. Smallholder large ruminant health and production in Lao PDR: Challenges and opportunities for improving domestic and regional beef supply. Animal Production Science, 57(6), pp.1001-1006. DOI: 10.1071/AN16023