Journal article

Family poultry and food and nutrition security.

J de Bruyn

CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources | CABI Publishing | Published : 2015

Abstract

Abstract Family poultry production, which encompasses both extensive and small-scale intensive management systems, is practiced by many households in low-income food-deficit countries. Despite low production levels and potentially high losses due to disease, predation and theft, scavenging systems offer the advantage of requiring minimal land, labour and capital inputs. Human undernutrition remains a major public health challenge globally, contributing to over 3 million preventable maternal and child deaths each year. Animal source foods, including poultry (meat and organs) and eggs, can provide high-quality protein and micronutrients in bioavailable forms which, even in small quanti..

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