Taking Poultry Subsector to Scale: A Call for Commercial Expansion of the Indigenous Poultry Industry

Abstract

This policy brief advocates for commercial expansion of the indigenous poultry industry as a strategy for contributing to overall growth and development of the national poultry subsector. Given the potential economic and social benefits of indigenous poultry-keeping, and its dominant and widespread nature particularly in rural Tanzania, the policy brief holds that commercial expansion of the indigenous poultry industry will go a long way to contribute to rural development with multiplier effects for employment, poverty reduction and livelihood improvement especially for the rural poor. The brief recommends strongly, strong public-private partnership in rolling out a three-pronged commercialisation approach that includes innovation brokerage, contract farming and institutional support systems development, as integral strategies for sustainable commercial expansion of the indigenous poultry industry.

Citation

Anon. Taking Poultry Subsector to Scale: A Call for Commercial Expansion of the Indigenous Poultry Industry. (2012) 12 pp. [RIU Tanzania Policy Brief 1]

Taking Poultry Subsector to Scale: A Call for Commercial Expansion of the Indigenous Poultry Industry

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