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International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD)

The International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) is an independent and voluntary association supported by the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It is administered by a five-member Executive Committee. The Network was created as African Network for Rural Poultry Development (ANRPD) in November 1989 in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and renamed International Network for Family Poultry Development by the ANRPD General Meeting in December 1997. It has become an active Working Group of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in September 2002.

The Network has also established strong linkages with other related bodies and agencies with a focus on the support for family/village poultry farming.


The INFPD is an information exchange network with the main objective of encouraging sustainable production of the family poultry sub-sector. Thus, it plays an important role to highlight the contribution of family poultry to income generation, poverty alleviation, improved family nutritional standards and meaningfully contribution to food security, sustainable livelihoods and resilience while promoting gender equity.


The key activities to achieving the goal of the Network are collecting and sharing data and information regarding family poultry production systems in different regions of the globe. Information is disseminated through the trilingual (English, French and Spanish) newsletter, Family Poultry Communications (FPC), which is a peer-reviewed scientific publication produced twice a year, distributed electronically to members and available online.

Membership of the Network comprises researchers, policy makers, educators, staff of development agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), aid donors and smallholder farmers.


You can apply for INFPD membership by completing and forwarding the membership form in the language of your choice.

[APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP: english - français - español]