With the world population projected to reach 8.5 billion people in 2030, more poultry meat and eggs will be needed from chickens reared in a broad range of environments and production systems. In developing countries, a large part of the poultry production rely on backyard systems raising dual- purpose indigenous animals. Value chain approaches are interesting tools to investigate the future of dual-purpose chicken production in developing countries, especially in relation to market and demand-led drivers. Other factors has yet to be considered in parallel, considering inclusiveness, especially for women, but also the potential impact of changing environment on the production systems.
Badi, B., Leroy, G., Olori, V.E. and Dessie, T. 2019. New issues for dual-purpose breeding for chicken small producers. Paper presented at the Seventh All Africa conference on Animal Agriculture, Accra, Ghana, 29 July-2 August 2019.