Poultry distribution in Syria

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More than three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. In this context, female-headed households have been even more severely affected by the crisis.

Backyard poultry is an excellent way to enhance the availability of and access to micronutrients and protein-rich foods. Furthermore, it is an ideal activity for women as livestock- and poultry-keeping are done traditionally by female members of the household. Thanks to funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), FAO is assisting 3 000 vulnerable households in Rural Damascus to restart or sustain their backyard poultry production.