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Promoting hygienic poultry slaughter in Kenya









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    In Uganda, over 200 million meals contain poultry that are slaughtered without following good practices. The local government of Mukono and Wakiso districts, in cooperation with local poultry slaughter facilities, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Industry and Fisheries and FAO, are piloting a certification system for poultry slaughter facilities that not only supports hygienic poultry slaughter but also reduces the need of daily animal inspection.
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    Co-creating solutions for biosecurity and broiler business
    Insights from Kiambu and Nairobi city counties in Kenya
    2021
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    The trend to urban and peri-urban livestock keeping is known in many developing and plays an important role in food security and livelihoods but can also pose a risk to the health of people. This development can be exemplified by the growing Kenyan small to medium-scale commercial poultry meat systems that rely on live bird markets and commonly have low biosecurity compliance. Although the relevant policy and legal biosecurity frameworks exists, enforcement actions are still piecemeal. There is the need to create an enabling environment where public authorities and private sector stakeholders, such as producers, traders, slaughterers, transport and market actors, collaborate and complement more effectively. The current policy brief sheds light on the current situation in Kiambu and Nairobi city counties and suggests an approach to improve biosecurity and broiler business in Kenya.
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    Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050: Biosecurity and public health practices along the poultry value chain in Kenya
    Evidence from Kiambu and Nairobi City Counties
    2022
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    In Kenya, to satisfy the rapidly increasing demand for animal source food (ASFs) of growing urbann populations, livestock holdings and value chains in and around peri-urban and urban areas are transforming more rapidly than elsewhere in the country, risking to exacerbate the negative impacts of livestock keeping on the environment and public health. The extent to which livestock-associated pathogens pose risks to public health is determined by the broader context in which livestock stakeholders operate and behave, both collectively and individually. Understanding stakeholders' behaviour as they perform various functions along the various livestock value chains is therefore crucial to inform, revise, and update policies. In order to identify major public health hazards associated with the particularly rapidly expanding poultry value chain(s), FAO, in collaboration with the veterinary service directorates of urban and peri-urban counties of Kiambu and Nairobi, surveyed the poultry value chain actors to assess their business practices and extent to which they comply with recommended biosecurity and public health practices.

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