This presentation was given at the 22nd World's Poultry Congress, in
Istanbul, Turkey, 9 June 2004. Poverty is still unacceptably common,
particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Poultry is the fastest
growing sub-sector of livestock farming, at all scales; at the backyard
scale, poultry can contribute greatly to poverty alleviation and
reduction strategies. At the industrial level, poultry is the most
efficient response to rising demand for affordable protein and offers
some employment opportunities. There is little competition between the
two sectors, but ample opportunity for large scale poultry farming to
support the backyard industry.
For further information, consult PPLPI Working Papers No. 21 and
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 19 pp.
The Contribution of Poultry to Development and Poverty Reduction