PAPER TITLE : 25 POULTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN URBAN AREAS OF OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 23 NUMBER 1 2018

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : Baruwa O. I. and Omodara O. D.
  • Abstract:

Effective waste management method is a panacea for a long-term productivity, growth and environmental sustainability of poultry enterprise. In view of this, this study examined the poultry waste management practices and makes policy prescriptions for sustainable poultry production in Osun State. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed for this study.  Primary data were collected from eighty poultry farmers selected from four Local Government Areas in Osun State through structured questionnaires. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis and multinomial logistic regression model. Result of descriptive analysis revealed that poultry production practice was male dominant, averaged 40 years old and attained tertiary education level with 15 years’ experience in poultry production. Majority (88%) of the farmers were married with an average of four members per household. Statistics also revealed that farmers used deep litter housing system mostly with mean stocking density of 3,086 birds generating average of 5,001kg waste weekly. The waste generated was controlled by composting (46 %) and used mostly for organic manuring. Multinomial regression result shows that age of farmers, quantity of waste accumulated, household size and membership of associations were significant factors affecting waste disposal in the study area. Therefore, in order to overcome the waste management crises, conscience of poultry farmers needs to be raised through environmental awareness, imbibition of sustainable farming practices, and education on waste management.   
Key words: composting, manure, multinomial logit, nutrients, pollution, waste disposal