This process manual has emerged from experiences gained in the AP drought Adaptation Initiative (AP DAI), building on earlier experiences of WASSAN. The experiences have emerged from working with the Mandal Mahila Samakhyas (Federation of SHGs) in Mahabubnagar and Antapur districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The manual captures the essence of experience from field work. It provides a road-map and process steps for organizations that wish to initiate programs to strengthem backyard poultry.
Though the experiences in APDAI started from introducing “improved”birds from research institutions., it has been realized that improving the management systems and easing the constraints in traditional backyard poultry with local breeds is more important and sustained results.
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