For this week, we will start from the basics. Talking about what poultry farming is and how it is faring in Africa and Nigeria. Apologies to our audience outside Nigeria and other parts of the world.
So here we go!
Poultry farming is the process of raising domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food.
1. Every year, the continent imports more than two million metric tons of poultry products valued at nearly US$3 billion to meet domestic demand.
2. Africa's population makes up more than 15 percent of the worlds population but contributes less than 5% of global egg production.
1. Our chicken population is about 180million - National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom; while UNDP puts it at over 150 million in 2006. Over 60% are raised via backyard farming while the rest are commercially raised.
4. One-third of children under five are stunted & if 36.5% of Nigeria's protein intake comes from poultry farming, then poultry farming is key to food security in Nigeria.
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