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Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review

Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review

Wong, J. T., de Bruyn, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-5222-6464, Bagnol, B., Grieve, H., Li, M., Pym, R. and Alders, R. G. (2017) Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review. Global Food Security, 15. pp. 43-52. ISSN 2211-9124 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.04.003)

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Abstract

Small-scale poultry production systems are mostly found in rural, resource-poor areas that often also experience food insecurity. They are accessible to vulnerable groups of society, and provide households with income and nutritionally-rich food sources. However, they also improve food security in indirect ways, such as enhancing nutrient utilisation and recycling in the environment, contributing to mixed farming practices, contributing to women's empowerment, and enabling access to healthcare and education. Further, they may contribute to several of the Sustainable Development Goals, and to future food security through maintaining biodiverse genomes. In extensive small-scale poultry production systems, significant impediments to achieving these contributions are disease and predation, which can be reduced through improved agricultural and livestock extension and community animal health networks. For small-scale intensive systems, feed price fluctuations and inadequate biosecurity are major constraints.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small-scale poultry, Food security, Nutrition security, Women's empowerment, Sustainability, Low- and middle-income countries
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food Systems Research Group
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 14:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20105

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