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Family Poultry interactions with other production systems (forestry, tree crops, annual crops, large animals, fisheries, etc): Nutritional opportunities and constraints 2012

Family Poultry interactions with other production systems (forestry, tree crops, annual crops, large animals, fisheries, etc): Nutritional opportunities and constraints 2012

 

The e-conference “Family Poultry interactions with other production systems (forestry, tree crops, annual crops, large animals, fisheries, etc): Nutritional opportunities and constraints” took place from 16 January to 17 February, 2012. 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 feed resources for family poultry production, including the assessment of the scavengeable feed resource base, the integration with other production system, the use of commercial feed and the potential influences of climate change on the availability of the feed resources under five sub-topics:

  • 1. Climate change and the future availability of the scavengeable feed resource base (SFRB) for Family Poultry
  • 2. Recent development in assessing feed resources for Family Poultry production including the scavengeable feed resource base (SFRB).
  • 3. Nutritional opportunities and constraints of integrating Family Poultry with other production systems (forestry, tree crops, annual crops, large animals, fisheries, etc).
  • 4. Opportunities and constraints of using commercial feed for Family Poultry.
  • 5. Developing and promoting improved Family Poultry feeding systems.

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 210 participants of the e-conference.
The “Summary” document presents conclusions and recommendations of the e-conference.