Africa / Chickens / Ecotypes / Ethiopia / Genetics / Poultry

Why chicken research for development?

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie (Chicken Health 4 Development) prepared an issue brief on the importance of research on poultry.

In the issue brief, he argues that chicken production promises considerable potential to improve the livelihoods of rapidly increasing populations of developing countries.

For many poor people in developing countries, chickens are the only type of livestock they can afford to keep, which are relatively risk-free. Chickens can look after themselves, are an important source of high-quality protein, and provide additional income to resource poor farmers, especially women.

Posted by ILRI clippings News on Livestock and Development 08/11/11

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