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O. Thieme, Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy

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  • 1. Promoting family poultry production through a knowledge network and training of key staffs in development projects Olaf Thieme Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Animal Production and Health Division
  • 2. What is Family Poultry?
    • A variety of small-scale poultry production systems found in rural, urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries.
    • Practised by individual families for food security, income and employment.
    • Practiced by >80% of rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • In rural areas it is often almost exclusively women’s activity.
  • 3. Remote Village Village with access to rural markets Peri-urban village with access to urban markets Food Security Income Generation Food Security Income Generation Food Security Income Generation = Traditional Extensive Semi-intensive Semi-intensive Small-scale Intensive Location Purpose Poultry Production System Diversity of Family Poultry
  • 4. Increasing benefits from Family Poultry
    • Create opportunities and platforms for knowledge sharing and capacities building;
    • Support further adaptation and adoption of technologies and good practices;
    • Build the capacity of decision makers, project designers and technical staffs;
    • Build the capacity of rural poultry keepers, especially women, youth, indigenous and tribal peoples to adapt and adopt innovative technologies;
    • Implement effective poultry development programmes.
  • 5. INFPD
    • International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD)
      • document results and disseminate information
      • coordinate training programmes for research and development personnel
      • identify research and development priorities, funding sources and cooperation opportunities
      • develop research and development
      • > 800 members in 103 countries
  • 6. Strengthen national expertise
    • Educate and motive young staffs for family poultry development.
    • Key constraint is to acquire development experience.
    • Training programme for Associate Poultry Advisers (APA).
      • Five weeks theoretical training
      • 4-5 months assignment to a field programme
  • 7. Training programme for APA
    • APAs from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Honduras, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and Swaziland have been trained.
    • Field projects were in Tanzania, Mauritania, Swaziland, Egypt, Lao PDR and Haiti .
    • Results
      • Have adapted well into the projects with mutual benefits
      • Documented & published their work
      • Language of APAs and finding projects can be a constraint
    • Training package will be further developed
  • 8. Material and information sharing
    • Improve availability of adapted and effective technologies at a wider scale.
    • Improve documentation and dissemination of successful practises and exchange of knowledge and experiences through the INFPD newsletter, its website, through e-conferences and other events.
    • A package of decision-making tools to assist project designers.
  • 9. Mini hatcheries
    • Availability of healthy DOC is key for improvement of the system
    • In remote locations DOC production may be required on site
    • A new „sand model“ has been developed in Bangladesh
  • 10. e-conferences
    • Priorities of topics were identified through survey of INFPD members
      • “ Opportunities of poultry breeding programmes for family production in developing countries: The bird for the poor”
      • “ Family Poultry interactions with other production systems: Nutritional opportunities and constraints“
      • Implementing appropriate development projects
    • Diversity of conditions highlights needs for country and location specific concepts
  • 11. Support for the INFPD
    • Consultation with members of the Network
      • Members’ survey
      • Regional meetings
    • Strengthening organizational linkages with the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA)
    • Need to consider members that are not technical poultry experts
  • 12. A way forward for family poultry development
    • Investing in knowledge sharing and capacity development is an effective tool to promote family poultry.
    • Knowledge sharing at global level through a Network also assists with solving location specific issues.
    • Monitoring and evaluation components of poultry projects need to be improved to capture important socio-economic data and impact on the livelihood of resource-poor households.
    • A comprehensive approach for Family Poultry development is needed.
  • 13. Thank You http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/poultry/home.html http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html