Small Holder Poultry
This initiative has benefitted over 40,000 rural households in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and has provided a means of complementary livelihood to marginal farmers, and in particular women farmers.
[Maharashtra] [Satpuda Desi] [Small Holder Poultry]
Making Modern Poultry Markets Work for the Poor - An example of Cooperative Development from Madhya Pradesh, India
This note documents the processes adopted by the women poultry rearers to break market entry barriers and become a viable and sustainable enterprise.
[Small Holder Poultry] [PRADAN] [Madhya Pradesh] [Poultry Producers' Cooperative]
This Good Practice note documents the work of the Bastar Integrated Livestock Development Programme (BILDP), and demonstrates how simple cost effective interventions such as low cost protein rich feeding, de-worming, vaccination, low cost housing, egg-candling, use of bamboo for poultry feeders and waterers, have strengthened household poultry production systems of tribal farmers in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in India.
[BILDP] [Small Holder Poultry] [BASTAR]
Mitigating Diseases and Saving Valuable Assets - Poultry Vaccinators Delivering Services to the Doorstep of the Poorest in Bangladesh
This Good Practice note highlights how an innovative government – civil society collaborative initiative succeeded in developing a sustainable livestock health delivery system in each district of Bangladesh.
[Bangladesh] [Women] [Small Holder Poultry] [Poultry Vaccinators]
This Good Practice note reviews the BRAC-DLS Poultry Model and illustrates how smallholder poultry production can help in income generation and empowerment of women while mitigating malnutrition, unemployment and poverty.
[Bangladesh] [Small Holder Poultry] [Livelihoods] [Women]
This Potential Good Practice showcases the joint effort of communities, NGOs and government agencies to set up and run eco-friendly biogas plants that, by making use of available poultry litter, provide a low-cost source of energy to rural households with positive economic, environmental and health returns.
[Bangladesh] [Small Holder Poultry] [Biogas] [Poultry Litter]
Reviving the Indigenous Poultry Breed, Kadaknath - Enhancing livelihoods of tribals through niche market opportunities
This potential Good Practice note describes a government initiative to introduce and promote the rearing of the Kadaknath poultry breed, an indigenous breed of Western Madhya Pradesh.
[Small Holder Poultry] [Kadaknath]
The note documents one of the Family-based Poultry Distribution Schemes of the Government of West Bengal under which poultry birds are distributed to poor rural households throughout the State.
[Small Holder Poultry] [Rhode Island Red (RIR)]
Linking Business with Pro-Poor Development - a Backyard Poultry Value Chain Increases Assets, Income and Nutrition
This Good Practice note showcases a successful private sector - community partnership where vulnerable families in West Bengal have been linked with a rural poultry value chain that delivers three week old chicks to rearer's doorsteps.
[Kuroiler] [Small Holder Poultry] [West Bengal]
Unpacking the 'Poor Productivity' Myth - Women Resurrecting Poultry Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Andhra Pradesh, India
This Good Practice Note presents an argument for the promotion of indigenous backyard poultry. The note reviews a case study documenting an in-situ poultry biodiversity conservation and livelihood generation intervention by 1800 rural women in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
[Andhra Pradesh] [Small Holder Poultry] [Aseel] [ANTHRA]