M. S. Sadiq, I. P. Singh, M. M. Ahmad, M. Lawal, U. N. Sadiq, Y. M. Kabeer


In recent times, the drive to eradicate extreme poverty in developing countries has become more urgent given the need to attain the United Nations Millennium Development Goals(MDGs). Thus, this empirical research investigated poverty dynamism among the homestead broiler entrepreneurs, the fastest growing enterprise in the studied. The multi-stage sampling design was used to enumerate 97 active broiler producers from the sampling frame obtained from Niger State Agricultural Mechanization and Development Authority (NAMDA) and well-structured questionnaire coupled with interview schedules were used to elicit idiosyncratic information from the respondents during the 2016 production period. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the collected data. The empirical evidence showed that more than half of the broiler farming population was poverty-stricken as they live below the poverty line of two-third postulated by World Bank. Furthermore, the major poverty vulnerability driving forces were old age, abuse of indemnity advantage of insurance attached to risk and uncertainty, and possession of title of ownership of the farm enterprise. Therefore, in lieu of these, the study recommended provision of safety net which should target the identified poor household in the studied area. Also, the poverty strategies design should be multi-dimensional such that it would address and focus on the identified determinants in order to achieve the target set by the Millennium Development Goals.


Poverty; Dynamics; Broiler entrepreneurs; Homestead; Nigeria

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