Both industrial and small-scale aviculture need development
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CTA. 1987. Both industrial and small-scale aviculture need development. Spore 11. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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seminar in Hamelin, West Germany, organized by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) in cooperation with CTA, from June 20-24. 1987
Despite the emphasis that has been given to the development of industrial aviculture in Third World countries small bird flocks continue to provide a significant amount of protein and revenue to many people in rural areas. It was therefore decided to deal with both approaches at a seminar in Hamelin, West Germany, organized by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) in cooperation with CTA, from June 20-24. 1987. Attention was first given to industrial production which despite the progress that has been made over the last few years, is still facing many problems that limit its development. A number of working groups were established to concentrate on several technical issues as well as the management needs of such lame-scale operations. The second part of the seminar (to which CTA sponsored the participation of several representatives from ACP countries) was devoted to the problems facing small-scale aviculture in developing countries. While recognizing the essential role played by the industrial operations, especially for supplying the growing urban areas, the participants noted that small-scale production still plays an important role and that urgent attention must be given to the obstacles to its development. On the basis of an analysis of several case studies from the countries represented, they went on to examine the overall problems related to breeding, husbandry, training and extension. As far as breeding is concerned, it was recommended that programmes concentrate on the exploitation of the genetic potential of local varieties. The question of feed dominated the discussion on husbandry which addressed the need for more appropriate feeding systems based on a better use of local resources. The participants also underlined the roles that should be played by governments and international organizations notably in the areas of training and extension. In this context they recommended the establishment of regional and national aviculture centres to work primarily on technical training. Finally emphasis was also placed on the support required from international organizations for the dissemination of scientific and technical information capable of promoting and developing aviculture in developing countries. For a copy of the proceedings, contact: DLG Zimmerweg, 16 D-6000 Frankfurt 1 Germany