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AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ABOUT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SITING POULTRY FARMS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF IBADAN METROPOLIS

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ABSTRACT

Problems from poultry facilities and waste products still remain a serious environmental problem confronting both the producers and consumers. This study examined the awareness and perception of poultry farmers about government policy on siting poultry farms in residential areas of Ibadan metropolis. One hundred and sixty respondents were selected for the study and the data obtained were analyzed using Descriptive statistics and Likert scale model.

Analysis of the socio-economical characteristics revealed that majority of the poultry farmers are males (73.8%), married (78.1%) with household size of between 5 and 8 (55.0%) and in their active productive age (53.1%).  It also showed that majority of the poultry farmers are literate and they have their farms in residential buildings (75.6%) with less than 4000 birds (89.9%). Also, most of the poultry farmers do not have access to credit facilities (91.2%) and they do not belong to poultry farmers association (86.2%).

With respects to the level of awareness about government policy on siting poultry farms in residential areas, more than three-fifth (74.4%) of the respondent reported that they were aware and 83.1% asserted that they were favourably disposed to the benefits and hazards caused by siting poultry farms in residential areas. The result also reveals that the major constraint identify by respondents in production and this includes; inadequate extension and training services, high cost of vaccines and medicine, land tenure system, inadequate dung disposal and  lack  of access to credit facilities.

The study recommends that government should provide land (for settlement) for willing poultry farmer in non- residential areas, create adequate infrastructures and good road network so that poultry farmers can move away from residential areas. Effort should be make available the State and Local Government Act designated under farm practices protection to all parties involved as this will lead to execution of the national policy on environment at all levels.

Table of Contents                                                                                                       vi

List of Tables                                                                                                              ix

List of Figures                                                                                                             x

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction                                                                   

1.1       Background to the study                                                                                1

1.2       Problem statement                                                                                          2         

1.3       Objectives of the study                                                                                   3

1.4       Justifications                                                                                                   4

1.5       Plan of study                                                                                                   5

CHAPTER TWO: LITRATURE REVIEW                    

2.1       Agricultural Production and Economic Development                                    6         

    2.1.1 Poultry production and the environment                                                       6                     

2.2       Conceptual Frameworks                                                                                 9

    2. 2.1 Concept of Environmental Odour                                                                9

    2.2.2 Poultry Waste and Major Pollutants of Poultry Wastes                                10                   

    2.2.3 Environmental Effects of Poultry Waste                                                       10

    2.2.4 Conceptual Framework of Environmental Policy                                          11                   

2.3       Methodological Frame Work                                                                          11

    2.3.1 Method of Analysis Use in Environmental Hazards of Livestock

Production                                          `                       ``                      `           11

2.4       Empirical Frame Work                                                                                    12

    2.4.1 Neighbours’ Perceptions on the Environmental Impacts Of

Livestock in Ibadan                                                                                        12

   2.4.2 Awareness and Perception of Health and Environmental

Hazards Posed by Urban Poultry Keeping                                                     13

2.4.3    Economic Effects of Poultry Odour                                                               15

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1       Description of Study Area                                                                              16

3.2       Type and Sources of Data                                                                              17

3.3       Sampling Procedure and Sample Size                                                            17

3.4       Analytical tools                                                                                               17

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT AND DISCUSSION                                                                    

4.1       Socio- Economic Characteristics of Respondents                                          18

4.2       Awareness of Poultry Farmers about Government Policy on

Siting Poultry Farms in Residential Areas                                                      24

4.3       Perceptions of Poultry Farmers about Government Policy of

Siting Poultry Farms in Residential Areas                                                      27

4.4       Constraint of Poultry Farmers in Residential Areas                                       30

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1       Summary of Major Findings                                                                           34

5.2       Conclusion                                                                                                      35

5.3       Policy Recommendations                                                                               35

REFERENCES                                                                                                          36

APPENDIX I: Questionnaire                                                                                     39

AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ABOUT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SITING POULTRY FARMS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF IBADAN METROPOLIS

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    Type Project
    Department Agric Economics and Extension
    Project ID AEE0059
    Price ₦3,000 ($20)
    No of Pages 42 Pages
    Format Microsoft Word

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