N. M. Saddiq, A. J. Timothy, A. Gomina, A. A. Hassan


The study examined the threats posed by risks amongst poultry farmers in Kaduna Metropolis of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified the sources of risk that posed as a threats to poultry farmers in the study area. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 130 farmers. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaire and analysed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that the average age was 45 and the average household size was 9. It was discovered that the 3 most important risks in poultry were disease out-break, rise in cost of inputs, and change in poultry output prices (eggs and meat). These were reported by 100%, 96.9% and 94.6% of the respondents respectively. It can be concluded that the 3 most important of risks in poultry were disease out-break, rise in cost of inputs, and change in poultry output prices (eggs and meat). Therefore, it was recommended that Poultry farmers in Northern Nigeria should be encouraged by Government and non-Government organizations to join cooperatives in order to have access to better health hygiene practices, veterinary services, extension services, and information that would help to further facilitate positive interactions especially on risk sharing. This would present a collective bargaining front, and serve as a conduct for transmitting government extension recommendations to the farmer.


Analysis; Threats; Posed by Risks; Poultry Production; Kaduna Metropolis

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