Productive achievements in backyard poultry projects funded by the strategic program for food security at Tepecoacuilco, Guerrero, Mexico


Irad Jared Reza-Solis
Aurelio León-Merino
Esteban Valtierra-Pacheco
Martín Hernández-Juárez
Vinicio Haracio Santoyo-Cortes


families, production, food security, backyards.


Objective: To identify the socioeconomic factors in Tepecoacuilco, Guerrero that favored food production
and family income that improves their food security via backyard poultry projects.
Methodology: 31 families with backyard poultry projects for chicken meat and egg production were surveyed
and their information complemented with two participatory workshops.
Results: The average area of the backyards per family was 48.27 m2 and 25.3 m2  out of
them were used for the supported projects. It was found that only 16.1% of the studied
projects are in operation y families with active projects had improvements in their diet
since their consumption of eggs and healthy meats. Regarding egg production, an
annual average of 187.2 kg was obtained in operating projects.
Limitations: The conditions of local violence in the study region limited the possibility of
interviewing all the beneficiaries selected in the sample.

Conclusions: The beneficiaries improved their family diet with the financed projects,
however, results indicate that family needs are not yet fully satisfied since the
beneficiaries still continue to buy eggs that they consider essential for their intake. The
projects had null o little contribution to household income.

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