Integrated household poultry-vegetable farming

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 30 September 2023 03:00

Description of the innovative solution

Animal feed Closing nutrient loop Education - adult Education - youth Women empowerment Local garden Healthy diet Food literacy Diet diversity Nutritious food

Vegetable-poultry integration is considered a way to bolster food security and nutrition, and improve livelihoods. Vegetable farming provides critical micronutrients and fibre for diets, in addition poultry provides animal protein and fatty acids. Both can offer economic benefits like side income, and offer nutritional benefits at relatively little cost. When integrated, elements of poultry and vegetable farming can beneficially interact to create a greater return on investment. For instance, poultry manure acts as fertilizer for vegetables while vegetable residues provide poultry feed. Through trainings and extension services, communities can become more aware of the improvements that integration offers, and of how to go about vegetable-poultry integration. Policies that help to empower women, especially in developing countries where women make up a majority of the poultry sector, can also assist efforts to scale up vegetable-poultry integration.

Supply chain segment

Agricultural inputs and primary production practices

Maturity level

Gaining traction


Food quality Food affordability Soil health

SDG target

SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger


Urban Peri-urban Rural

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Principles of integrated agricultural systems
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A review of various methods of agriculture including integrated systems and dynamic integrated systems, and their potential/limitations to address sustainability and other issues.


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