Transforming Poultry Production and Marketing in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned with Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa
May 31, 1997 - Author: Laura L. Farrelly
IDWP 63. Laura L. Farrelly. 1996. 46 pp.Transforming Poultry Production and Marketing in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned with Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa
BACKGROUND: Rapid technological progress in the modern poultry sector has resulted in a
remarkable reduction in the costs of production and marketing of poultry meat and eggs. Falling
retail prices of poultry products relative to those of other animal products due to this improved
technology has resulted in increased consumption of poultry products worldwide. The
development of confinement systems and controlled environment have broken agriculture s
traditional ties to land and climate, making modern poultry production technology potentially
transferable to almost anywhere in the world, including developing countries (Vocke, 1991).
Successfully transforming the poultry sector, however, requires not only transferring the
technology for poultry production, but also the institutions and coordinating mechanisms which
facilitate the transfer of the system of intensive poultry production and marketing.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case study is to examine a few of the developing countries which
have been particularly successful at developing their poultry sectors and to draw some lessons
from these examples about the technologies, policies, and coordinating mechanisms that facilitated
the transformation process.