Goats are among the earliest animals domesticated by humans. Early humans began to herd wild goats primarily for easy access to milk and meat, as well as to their dung, which was used as fuel, and their bones, hair and sinew for clothing, building and tools.
Goats prefer to browse, on shrubbery and on weeds, preferring them to grasses. This makes them perfect livestock for regions with scarce vegetation.
This reflects in the map, showing that goats are most popular in Africa and Asia. China holds the biggest livestock on goats, closely followed by India and Nigeria.