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The International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) is an independent and voluntary association supported by the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It has become an active Working Group of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in September 2002.

The International Network for Family Poultry Development is an information exchange network with the main objective to encourage sustainable production of the family poultry sub-sector. Thus, it plays a vital role to facilitate income generation, alleviate poverty, improve family nutritional standards and substantially contribute to global food security.

The key activities to achieving the goal of the Network are collecting and sharing data and information regarding family poultry production systems in the different regions of the globe.

Information is disseminated through the trilingual (English, French and Spanish) journal, Family Poultry Communications (FPC), which is a peer-reviewed scientific publication produced twice a year and distributed electronically to members.

The Network has established strong linkages with other related bodies and agencies with a focus on support for family/village poultry farming (International Rural Poultry Centre, KYEEMA Foundation, ‘Fowls for Africa’ of the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa, Family Poultry Program of the Globoaves Institute of Brazil, Ghana Poultry Network etc.).

Membership of the Network comprises researchers, policy makers, educators, staff of development agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), aid donors and smallholder farmers.

You can apply for INFPD membership by completing and forwarding the membership form in the language of your choice. For membership, please see 'How to become a member'.

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