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AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ON AGRICULTURAL POLICIES IN NIGERIA

Authors: Adenikinju, A. F., Adekoya, A. E., Ogunbayo, I. E., Oyelami, B. O., Olajubutu, D. F. and Oyeranti, O. A.

Food insecurity has remained topical in Nigeria and this got

exacerbated by the incidence of COVID-19. More than 60%
households are threatened by food insecurity {Ibukun & Adebayo, 2020}. The poultry sector is crucial; it plays a dual role of reducing food insecurity and employment generation along with its high acceptance across many religious, cultural and ethnic lines in Nigeria.

 

Despite these potentials, the poultry sector is yet to receive
sufficient policy attention, while available agricultural policies are not well articulated towards stimulating its growth. Hence, this study examined the awareness and perception of poultry farmers on government policies affecting the sector.

 

Our policy trajectory is typified with failures, somersaults and ineffectiveness which have strained the poultry sector;
Further stress was introduced through:
1. Ban on poultry products importation {2012, 2017}
2. Maize importation ban {2019}
3. COVID-19 pandemic {2020}

 

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