Study area and study population
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Poultry disease occurrences and their impacts in Ethiopia
Trop Anim Health Prod, Jan 3, 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s11250-020-02465-6

The study was conducted in four regions (Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, and Tigray) and Addis Ababa city administration which include the following 10 districts: Sahrti Samre and Mereb Leke from Tigray Region, Banja Shekudad Gondar Zuria and Kalu from Amhara Region, Bako Tibe and Adami Tulu from Oromia Region, Dara and Boloso Sore from Southern Ethiopia Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) Region, and Nifasilk Lafto from Addis Ababa City Administration (Fig. 1). In the ten study districts, a total of 29 kebele (Kebele is the smallest Government administration unit organized under each district) were included the survey.

Map of Ethiopia with the 10 study districts which were included in the survey. Source: Produced by Author, 2019

The source population/study population were all poultry-owning households/chicken owners enrolled in the African chicken genetics gain (ACGG) project implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in four regions and one city administration of Ethiopia. Hence, households that reared chickens of all age groups, both sexes, and all breeds managed under extensive and semi-intensive production systems in the selected districts were eligible to be the target populations.

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