Genomics to Improve Poultry Innovation Lab
Homestead and small-scale poultry production has tremendous potential to alleviate malnutrition and poverty in rural communities in Africa. Poor animal health and husbandry, and hot climates, limit village poultry production. Newcastle disease is the top constraint of raising poultry in Africa, causing death rates as high as 80% among village flocks. We are using science-based information to sustainably enhance natural resistance to ND and heat stress in local, culturally accepted chicken populations in Africa. Improved stocks will also respond more effectively to vaccines. Impacts will include improved production by small farmers and enhanced food security and economics of households. Additionally, because African women are traditionally the primary caretakers and beneficiaries of poultry production, this project will empower women.
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