This policy brief discusses the need for a sound institutional support system for sustainable commercial expansion of the indigenous poultry subsector. Using experiences from the Research Into Use (RIU) Indigenous Poultry Commercialisation Project, it highlights major gaps in the existing institutional support system and demonstrates that as the indigenous poultry subsector moves to large-scale production, it will require more reliable extension support easily accessible by rural poultry producers; stronger regulatory capacity to ensure the quality of poultry inputs and products entering the market; increased investment in new technologies and promotion of new knowledge use to drive scales; easy access to liquidity to stimulate private sector investment; and reliable market systems to enable rural poultry producers to sell their chickens more profitably.
Anon. Sustaining new scales: A call for stronger institutional support for the indigenous poultry subsector. (2012) 12 pp. [RIU Tanzania Policy Brief 3]