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Asian Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 31-43
DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2012.31.43
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The Issue of Feed-Food Competition and Chicken Production for the Demands of Foods of Animal Origin

Mammo Mengesha

This study reviews all attributes of feed-food competition and enforced-demands of foods of animal origin with the aim of delivering synthesized information for beneficiaries. Population, urbanization and rising incomes are expected to double the demands for livestock products in the developing countries. Based on the demands, there has been a rise in the production of livestock products in the world; however, this overall increase isn’t occurring in the poorer African countries, rather declining. With increased production of animal products, there will be also increased demands for feeds. Moreover, increased mono-gastric populations and intensive feeding systems with improved genotypes resulted in a greater demand for concentrate feeds. Since, most production cost of poultry is based on concentrated feeds; this sector has been facing a problem of feed-food competition for those non grain self-sufficient countries. Thus, major poultry feed ingredients have been facing market competition with human food demands of poor countries like Ethiopia. To cope up with this feed-food competition, those poor feeds needs to be technically treated to improving nutritional values and moreover, institutional collaborations and support is demanding in order to facilitate for alternative feed utilizations. Use of biotechnology in animal production also improves feed utilization and productivity. Moreover, advanced concept of biotechnology is still to making edible products from outside the animals. It is conclude that responsible institutions should gear their program and responsibility towards to solving a problem of feed-food competition and dependency for importing improved chicken breeds.
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How to cite this article:

Mammo Mengesha , 2012. The Issue of Feed-Food Competition and Chicken Production for the Demands of Foods of Animal Origin. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 6: 31-43.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2012.31.43






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