Backyard poultry keeping constitutes the third pillar of the national economy in Burkina Faso, behind cotton and gold. In the Central Eastern region, poultry keeping provides essential animal products for local consumption and exports, and provides an important income source for backyard poultry farmers. Poultry keeping contributes greatly to poverty alleviation in rural areas especially for the fragile fringes of the population (women and youth) and provides a high quality protein source.
This is an output from the ‘Global Alliance For Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed): Phase 2 – Protecting Livestock and Saving Human Lives’ programme
GOLVmed (2013) Sustainable distribution of Newcastle Disease (ND) vaccine as a way to control ND, and improve poor livestock keepers’ livelihoods in Burkina Faso