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Production Systems and Contribution on Characterization of Local Chickens in Smallholder Farmer in Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106171, PP. 1-12

Subject Areas: Zoology

Keywords: RDC, Survey, Chickens, Production Systems, Market

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Sud-Kivu province in DRC faces to malnutrition of his population. Agriculture and especially livestock have a low yield due to bad government, low diseases control, lack of feed, inappropriate chicken’s accommodation. Importation of food is very high. A survey was implemented on local chickens rearing in Bukavu town and his hinterland territories of Kabare, Walungu and Kalehe in Sud-Kivu. Conducted at the household level, standard methods of interviews and structured questionnaires were used on characterization chicken’s production systems and commercialization. Survey began on 2nd and finished on 22th April 2016. Results showed in terms of hatching, weaning, laying, health, accommodation, eggs production, weights and prices of eggs, hen and coq that local chickens still were mostly reared in traditional systems. Chicken’s products prices were high. To start a good program of chicken industry in this province and as well as in entire the country, selection of local chickens should before be carried out on characterization of production systems and genetic molecular analysis.

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Katunga, M. M. D. , Balemirwe, K. F. , Masheka, F. and Zamukulu, P. (2020). Production Systems and Contribution on Characterization of Local Chickens in Smallholder Farmer in Sud-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Open Access Library Journal, 7, e6171. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1106171.

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