IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE LOCAL CHICKEN FARMING IN EAST NUSA TENGGARA PROVINCE
This paper describes short review about how to improve sustainable local chicken farming in East
Nusa Tenggara Province. Increasing the productivity of local chicken farming sustainably is important for
economic well-being as well as for ensuring food security and nutrition in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Most
farmers in Nusa Tenggara Province Indonesia raised local chickens in traditional system. The local chickens
are left to scavenge in the backyard, and are provided with limited facilities such as a simple cage, a small
amount of food scraps, and no diseases prevention program. Rearing of local chickens faced various problems
relating to social, financial and management system. Increasing local chicken productivity could be through
good feeding management, well adapted housing management, preventing diseases management, and good
marketing management. Improving in feeding management by using feed efficiently, and eliminating use of
toxic chemicals. Enhancing all forms of promoting indigenous chicken is also one way to improve sustainable
local chicken farming in East Nusa Tenggara Province.
Keywords: local chicken farming, food security, traditional system
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