Potential Challenges to the Adoption of Organic Poultry Farming in Nigeria: A Review

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

2 Department of Animal Production and Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria


This paper considers the potential problems that may militate against the adoption of organic poultry production in Nigeria. Factors identified include: higher risk of diseases like coccidiosis and Newcastle disease, disease prevention and control / herd health management, disease containment in times of outbreak, land acquisition (land tenure system), market economies / cost-benefit ratio, pasture management, attitudes to change / apathy to change, scarcity of organic inputs, feather pecking, high probability of diets being deficient in amino acids, legislation / policy framework, heavy dependence on fertilizer by northern grain growers, low ratio of veterinary personnel to livestock farmers and shallow penetration of livestock extension services.


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Volume 3, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
December 2013
Pages 653-656
  • Receive Date: 08 February 2013
  • Revise Date: 05 March 2013
  • Accept Date: 16 April 2013
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2013