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Opportunities of poultry breeding programmes for family production in developing countries: The bird for the poor, 2011

The e-conference “Opportunities of poultry breeding programmes for family production in developing countries: The bird for the poor” took place from 24 January to February 18, 2011. It was part of the project “Smallholder Poultry Development Programme” which has the objective to raise the international profile of family poultry production and to strengthen and further develop the INFPD. The main goal of the conference was to discuss issues of development of suitable birds, organizational structures for breeding, multiplication, distribution and marketing for the family poultry production under five sub-topics:

1. What types and how many birds are required by family poultry producers?
2. What are the organizational structures for the existing and suggested breeding programmes?
3. What strategies of multiplication and distribution networks can be adopted?
4. What marketing is appropriate for breeding stocks?
5. What conservation is appropriate for existing genetic resources?

The “Background” document provides a description of the existing practices of family poultry production in developing countries and questions for discussions. The “Messages” document includes all contributions from the 168 participants of the e-conference. The “Summary” document presents conclusions and recommendations of the e-conference.