“Analyses of the poultry value chain and its linkages and interactions with HPAI risk factors in Nigeria”

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has impacts that reverberate throughout the poultry marketing chain. Nigeria suffered waves of HPAI outbreaks that peaked twice in February 2006 and February 2007. The outbreaks affected 3,057 commercial and rural household farms causing 1.3 million of the country’s 160 million poultry to be destroyed at the cost of United >> Read more

“Qualitative risk assessment on the transmission of HPAI (H5N1) virus: From backyard and medium-scale commercial farms to household free-range poultry in Nigeria”

The Nigerian poultry industry, comprising both commercial and rural poultry systems, experienced the first highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreak in 2006. This industry provides an affordable source of protein to millions of Nigerians through poultry eggs and meat. The rural poultry production system is essential in poverty alleviation, food security and the promotion >> Read more

“Economywide impact of avian flu in Nigeria: A dynamic CGE model analysis”

Since its emergence in Africa in 2006, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus of the H5N1 subtype has spread rapidly to poultry farms in several countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, and Nigeria (FAO 2006; OIE 2006). In February 2006, Kaduna state in Nigeria was the first of 36 states to report the >> Read more

“Investigating the potential Impact of HPAI on Livelihoods in Nigeria”

Small-scale poultry production is an integral part of livelihoods in Nigeria, contributing to households’ income, food and nutrition security, and gender equality (Kushi et al. 1998; Houndonougbo 2005; Obi et al. 2008). Almost 60 percent of Nigeria’s 150 million poultry population is managed by household level poultry producers, in semi-commercial and non-commercial, small-scale, backyard, or >> Read more

“Assessing potential impact of avian influenza on poultry in West Africa: A spatial equilibrium model analysis”

In this paper, the authors analyze the potential economic impacts of avian influenza (AI) in West Africa, taking Nigeria as an example. They find that, depending on the size of the affected areas, the direct impact of the spread of AI along the two major migratory bird flyways would be the loss of about 4 >> Read more