Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development

KYEEMA was hired by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), with primary funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to develop a publication called “The Decision Tools for Family Poultry Development” (DTFPD) available here

FAO Manual Family Poultry Development

The on-line and printed resource aims to help government, NGOs, grassroots organisations and project design personnel with decisions about if and how to plan and implement family poultry programs. It provides a range of information and good practices available on different types and flock sizes of family poultry to assist with the development of appropriate interventions.

The publication will help project designers to build on what has been demonstrated to work at the field level. It aims to develop awareness about the potential of family poultry in contributing to family incomes, food security and poverty alleviation. It provides a range of information available on family poultry to assist with the development of appropriate interventions. It also allows livestock scientists, socio-economists, political office holders, donor administrators and project officers to benefit from field experiences and use the information available to give them the best chance of developing projects appropriate for local conditions.

The publication will assist project designers to:

  1. Have a practical understanding of family poultry production systems and the inputs required as well as the expected outputs;
  2. Define the objectives of a family poultry project and its criteria for success;
  3. Conduct an initial situation assessment to determine if a family poultry project is an appropriate option under the prevailing local conditions;
  4. Determine which interventions are most appropriate in each situation;
  5. Consider what timeframe would be appropriate to support the implementation of a family poultry production program that has a chance of being sustainable; and
  6. Formulate robust but cost-efficient participatory monitoring and evaluation.