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Fundam Appl Agric. 2022; 7(2): 150-167

Key requirements, status, possibilities, consumer perceptions, and barriers of organic poultry farming: A review

Shubh Pravat Singh Yadav, Netra Prasad Ghimire, Bishnu Yadav, Prava Paudel.


The global population tend to increase rapidly, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries. The increasing population demands more food
items, ultimately prompting abuse of our resources. Additionally, the unsystematic usage of antibiotics, anti-toxins, anthelmintic, and synthetic acids
in livestock farming has represented an unbelievable degree of wellbeing peril to humans. With much admittance to education and learning, safe and
healthy food is preferred by the soaring populaces. Food from animal sources like poultry meat, generally organic, is supposed to serve the worldwide interest. In light of this, organic poultry farming is likely to become a fastgrowing industry in the coming days. Instead of intensive poultry, organic poultry meat is always demanding in the market due to higher consumer preferences. Likewise, the market price involved for such food is also higher due to the main issues taken for the production framework. The organic production system for poultry birds comprises strict sets of organic standards to be followed by organic poultry farmers. Different management issues such as health, hygiene, feeding, diseases, housing etc., are to be foreseen for utmost results during the production cycle. Better production practices improve poultry health and performance that benefits both the producers and the consumer without compromising poultry health and welfare. This review aims to delineate the pertinent data, including key necessities, current status, possibilities, and consumer discernment, and conclusively highlight the barriers to organic poultry production.

Key words: organic, poultry, antibiotics, housing, health, methionine, outdoor

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