Growth And Transformation Of Chicken & Eggs Value Chains in Nigeria

September 9, 2016 - Author: , Bolarin Omonona, Sanou Awa, Wale Ogunleye, Samantha Padilla,

Liverpool-Tasie, S., Omonona, B., Awa, S., Ogunleye, W., Padilla, S., & Reardon, T. (2016). Growth And Transformation Of Chicken & Eggs Value Chains In Nigeria (No. 1879-2017-1692).

Abstract

Using data from multiple sources we explore the dynamic growth and transformation that is taking place in the Nigerian poultry subsector. We find that increased consumption of poultry products in Nigeria is occurring alongside rapid urbanization and growth in the poultry industry. In just one decade, the volume of feed used in Nigeria skyrocketed from 300 thousand to 1.8 million tons – a 600% climb. Contrary to the idea that Nigeria is inundated with illegal imports of poultry products, we find that domestic production covers about 85% of domestic consumption, and (illegal) imports appear to be only about 15% of consumption. This indicates that efforts towards addressing illegal smuggling of poultry products into Nigeria should be supplemented with at least equal effort to ensuring the sustainable growth of domestic poultry production in the country.

 

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Related Topic Areas

Nigeria


Authors

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
lliverp@msu.edu

Awa Sanou

Awa Sanou
sanouawa@msu.edu

Wale Olatunji Ogunleye

Wale Olatunji Ogunleye

Samantha L. Padilla

Samantha L. Padilla
padill20@msu.edu

Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon
reardon@msu.edu


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