Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication

Alders, R. G. and Pym, R. A. E. (2009) Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65 2: 181-190. doi:10.1017/S0043933909000117


Author Alders, R. G.
Pym, R. A. E.
Title Village poultry: still important to millions, eight thousand years after domestication
Journal name World's Poultry Science Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-9339
1743-4777
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0043933909000117
Volume 65
Issue 2
Start page 181
End page 190
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract Village poultry make a significant contribution to poverty alleviation and household food security in many developing countries. This contribution by village poultry to livelihoods can also support HIV/AIDS mitigation and wildlife conservation initiatives. Appropriate interventions focussing on the factors limiting productivity of the different production systems must be tailored according to country and local conditions. The contrast between the type of support in relation to the production systems that might be promoted in export-oriented countries such as Thailand, in comparison to others such as Mozambique and Lao PDR is discussed. A review of the benefits and costs of inputs comparing small scale commercial poultry and scavenging village poultry production systems in different countries taking into account the bio-risks for each production system demonstrates the overall efficiency of the village production system and provides an insight into why this system has continued to thrive into the 21st century.
Keyword Village poultry
Food security
Poverty alleviation
HIV/AIDS mitigation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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