Backyard poultry farming: A source of livelihood and food security in rural India
Neetu Sonkar, Nishma Singh, AK Santra, Lok Prakash Verma and Anupam Soni
Backyard poultry farming is a traditional system of rearing poultry with small flock size of native birds by farmers to meet their dietary or small cash needs. It is an eco-friendly approach as these are very active in pest control and also provide manure. Backyard poultry provides supplementary income in shortest possible time with very minimum capital investment, simple in operation and ensures availability of egg and meat even in remote rural areas. It is a low input and low output system. However, development of superior strains of backyard poultry can remarkably improve nutritional status and income of rural communities. Therefore the review is focus on various aspects of backyard poultry farming in rural India including basic knowledge, advantages, different government schemes and some approaches or strategies for improving backyard poultry production
How to cite this article:
Neetu Sonkar, Nishma Singh, AK Santra, Lok Prakash Verma and Anupam Soni. Backyard poultry farming: A source of livelihood and food security in rural India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(4S): 28-32.