To be able to deliver livestock health products and services to smallholder poultry farmers in India, it is imperative to understand the context in which this sector operates, the challenges it faces and role of research organizations like Central Avian Research Institute (CARI) in promoting the smallholder poultry sector.
The Goal of the workshop was to increase mutual understanding and appreciation of challenges and opportunities in smallholder poultry production especially related to effective delivery of livestock health products and services in India and to jointly identify best practice and share experiences that are beneficial to individuals/state in order to improve delivery of livestock health product and services for increasing productivity.
Objectives of the workshop were:
- To showcase smallholder poultry as viable a livelihood option
- To review major health Issues and policies in small holder poultry (SHP)
- To deliberate upon prophylaxis and vaccination regime suitable for SHP
- Increased awareness of small holder poultry as livelihood and food security option
- Clarity on major health issues and ways to combat them especially Newcastle disease
- Recommendations for appropriate health policy supporting small holder poultry
This is an output from the ‘Global Alliance For Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed): Phase 2 – Protecting Livestock and Saving Human Lives’ programme
GALVmed, Central Avian Research Institute (2017). CARI-GALVmed workshop on smallholder poultry production - opportunities and challenges
Published 31 January 2017