An Overview of the Poultry Sector and Status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Kenya —Background Paper.
Poultry keeping in Kenya plays a major role as a livelihood source, an income generating activity as well meeting other socio-cultural roles. Poultry production is, however, threatened by the emerging HPAI threat that has devastated other parts of the world. This study documented available information on the poultry sector. The objective was to identify knowledge gaps that HPAI research in Kenya should focus on. A thorough review of existing literature was done including searches over the internet. It provides important information that could be used to design pro-poor HPAI risk mitigation strategies that are sensitive to the needs of the poor and vulnerable groups. The study looks at all aspects of the poultry sector, from production through marketing to consumption.
Africa/Indonesia Team Working Paper No. 4, 117 pp.