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Volumen 13, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2016

POTENTIAL AND RESTRICTIONS OF BACKYARD POULTRY PRODUCTION FOR FOOD SECURITY IN GUERRERO, MÉXICO

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The potential and restrictions of poultry production supports promoted by the Strategic Food Security Program (Programa Estratégico para la Seguridad Alimentaria, PESA) were analyzed, in regions of high marginalization in Guerrero, México. In the year 2010, 107 Family Poultry Production Units (Unidades Avícolas de Producción Familiar, UAPF) with at least one year of operation were surveyed, from a registry of 2268 projects. The results showed that after 18 and 30 months of operation, only 6 % of the UAPFs ceased to operate, although close to 47 % decreased significantly and continued functioning because PESA granted additional supports of up to three years if they did not abandon the activity. Later, in 2012, information was collected from 51 of these UAPFs. It was found that after 48 months of operation, 39 % of the UAPFs had stopped poultry production, 32 % had decreased, and only 29 % of these showed viability. These results suggest avoiding massive public policies for food production under backyard conditions, and considering the restrictions which families face to guarantee the sustainability of the projects.

Palabras clave: family agriculture, backyard poultry, development of abilities, rural poverty, public policies.

Volumen 13, Número 2

Volumen 13, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2016


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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