Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2019)
The role of poultry for poor livelihoods in Ethiopia
Author(s): Hailu Assefa
Abstract: Numerous studies have demonstrated that village chickens and other extensively raised chicken populations represent a valuable source of roles for producers’ and adapted to the local production conditions and selection pressures. Indigenous chickens play many socio-economic roles in traditional festivals and other customs, food security, income sources, as gift payments and serve as an important source of animal protein for rural farm families in Ethiopia. This has become so important due to the valuable traits of indigenous chicken such as disease resistance, adaptation to harsh environments and ability to utilize poor quality feed. These characteristics have a high contribution in achieving sustainability in low-input production systems. Chickens fulfill several household needs that are cultural, economic and/or social. However, the contribution of indigenous chickens from rural localities is not well documented and summarization has assumed prominence. Similarly detailed information will help to develop appropriate interventions in strengthen low-input chicken farming in developing countries
How to cite this article:
Hailu Assefa. The role of poultry for poor livelihoods in Ethiopia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2019;4(3):01-04.