Village Chicken Production Systems in Rural Africa

Village Chicken Production Systems in Rural Africa

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qThe poultry production systems of Africa are mainly based on the scavenging indigenous chickens found in virtually all villages and households in rural Africa. These systems are characterized by low output per bird. Nevertheless, over 70 percent of the poultry products and 20 percent of animal protein intake in most African countries come from this sector. Therefore, increased rural poultry production would result in a positive impact on household food security both in increased dietary intake and in income generation. ... This study coincided with the World Food Summit, held at FAO, Rome, from 13 to 17 November 1996, where delegations committed their governments and civil society to a global attack on food insecurity and poverty. Poultry, like other short-cycle animal stock, is viewed by the FAO Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) as a crucial element in the struggle for sustained food production and poverty alleviation. The guidelines provided in this study are particularly pertinent to those countries participating in the SPFS where village chicken production will have a substantial impact on increased household food security and gender equity.q--Foreword.68 Crossbreeding Bos indicus and Bos taurus for milk production in the tropics, 1987 (E) 69 Village milk processing, 1988 (E F S) 70 ... development of village- based sheep production in West Africa, 1988 (Ar E F S) (Published as Training manual for extension workers, ... 1997 (E) Prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases, 1997 (E) Tratamiento y utilizacion de residuos de origen animal, anbsp;...

Title:Village Chicken Production Systems in Rural Africa
Author: Aichi J. Kitalyi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 1998

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