Africa / Ghana / HUMIDTROPICS / IITA / Intensification / Livestock / Poultry / Research / West Africa

Rural poultry survey unlocks options for intensification in northern Ghana

Intensive or semi-intensive rearing of improved and unimproved stocks of chickens, guinea fowls, ducks, turkeys and pigeons in relatively small numbers for food (meat, eggs) and cash has potential to reduce poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity among rural and peri-urban farm families.

However, little is known about rural poultry production systems in the Africa RISING intervention communities in Ghana.

IITA, the University for Development Studies and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are working with farmers to raise and sustain productivity of the rural poultry production systems in the Africa RISING project intervention communities.
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