Poultry sector study

Michael Shaw Hunter Nielson Margaret Rose
March 201999 pages value chains Download as PDF (2.1 MB)
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IMC Worldwide

Study highlighting the main challenges in the poultry value chain and to understand what has been done by DFID-funded programmes and others to address these.

Poultry is increasing in importance globally, including in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  Growing populations, a shift toward urban living and increasing incomes are contributing to higher demand for non-staple foods. Poultry products are some of the least expensive and highly sought-after animal protein sources. 

The poultry value chain is deep and wide with opportunities throughout to increase employment, incomes and nutrition as well as opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow.

The study also offers recommendations for future investment into sustained, inclusive sector growth and improved nutrition, including for the flagship Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) programme.