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Title: Improved Practices in Rearing Indigenous Chickens

Date Published: 2007
Author/s: The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Data publication:
Funding Agency : European Union.
Copyright/patents/trade marks: CTA
Journal Publisher: CTA
Affiliation: CTA, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) P. O. Box 62347, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) P. O. Box 25235, Kampala, Uganda, Animal Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) P. O. Box 9254, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
P.O. Box 57811, Nairobi, Kenya


Indigenous chickens play an important role in the livelihoods of most rural families in Eastern
Africa. Despite increased use of commercial breeds by large-scale producers, around threequarters
of chickens in the region are indigenous breeds.

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