Production parameters and profitability of the Egyptian household poultry sector : a survey

Show simple item record Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo Ali, A.M. Yilma, J.M. Thieme, O. Ankers, P. 2016-05-10T06:14:33Z 2016-03
dc.description.abstract Poultry production has experienced tremendous change in Egypt in the last three decades. Small-scale family poultry production, otherwise termed household poultry, was part of this transformation but to date no concise description has been made of Egyptian household poultry. In this report, this is described using surveys and reviews. Inputs and outputs of this production system were evaluated and the profitability of the household poultry was estimated. Household poultry contribute immensely to food security in Egypt; providing income for individual families. A mean flock size of 73 (mixed breeds) was determined and this yielded a net annual profit of 2287.67LE (US$397.34) per annum. The important household poultry diseases are principally viral and bacterial. While Egyptian household poultry are similar to others in Africa in terms of multi-species flocks, womendriven projects, labour and marketing structures, it differs in input systems, hatchery method, disease management, and other indices. Suggestions for improvement of this sector of the poultry industry are offered. en_ZA
dc.description.department Production Animal Studies en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-09-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This project was sponsored as part of the ECTAD, FAO, Egypt Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR) project. The lead author (FASINA, Folorunso Oludayo) was sponsored by the IFAD/FAO/INFPD Associate Poultry Adviser (APA) 2010 program/international consultant (GCP/INT/197/IFA). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Fasina, FO, Ali, AM, Yilma, JM, Thieme, O & Ankers, P. 2016, 'Production parameters and profitability of the Egyptian household poultry sector : a survey', World's Poultry Science Journal, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 178-188. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0043-9339 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1743-4777 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S0043933915002718
dc.identifier.other 16416667800
dc.identifier.other H-9699-2013
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © World's Poultry Science Association 2016 en_ZA
dc.subject Egypt en_ZA
dc.subject Management en_ZA
dc.subject Biosecurity en_ZA
dc.subject Diseases en_ZA
dc.subject Poultry production en_ZA
dc.subject Household poultry en_ZA
dc.subject Family poultry production en_ZA
dc.subject Egyptian household poultry en_ZA
dc.subject Production parameters en_ZA
dc.title Production parameters and profitability of the Egyptian household poultry sector : a survey en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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