NIPOFERD CONSORTIUM (NIGERIA) INCEPTION WORKSHOP

NIPOFERD CONSORTIUM (NIGERIA) INCEPTION WORKSHOP

16-19 APRIL, 2012, IBADAN, NIGERIA. PARTNERSHIP INCEPTION WORKSHOP FOR NIGERIA POULTRY FEEDS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (NIPOFERD) CONSORTIUM ORGANISED BY PAEPARD.

This partnership seeks to address the critical issues of high cost and poor quality feeds in the Nigerian livestock industry. Feed cost constitutes 75% of input cost of commercial poultry production in Nigeria. Thus, feed cost and quality are the critical issues of production in the industry. Quality being a factor of production, good quality ensures that the farmer derives full benefit of the fund invested in the enterprise.

Composition of the consortium
1. Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
2. Poultry Association of Nigeria, Imo State Branch, Nigeria
3. Feedmillers Association of Nigeria, Imo State Branch
4. University of Ghent, Belgium
5. Faculte D’Agronomie, Universite De Parakou, Republique Du Benin
6. Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale, Ghana.
7. Bureau d’Analyses Macro-economiques, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, Dakar, Senegal

Facilitators: David Suale & Dr Tunji Babatunde with the participation of Dr Jonas Mugabe, the Africa co-Manager of PAEPARD 


Beneficiaries
Farmer organisations (small-scale poultry farmers and feedmillers), research organisations in the field of poultry science, policy makers in the field of poultry production, feed raw materials producers, consumers of poultry products, financial houses and donor organisations

Benefits

  1. Researchers in poultry science – Gain knowledge in recent advance in poultry feed production and fulfilment that comes from validation of his ideas and theory 
  2. Small-scale poultry farmers and feed-millers – Increased knowledge – Increased and improved productivity – Increased income – Improved livelihood 
  3. Policy makers in poultry production – Better information to formulate policies to guide poultry production and feed manufacturing 
  4. Consumers of poultry products – Improved quality of poultry products and protein intake – Better products at better prices – Readily available products for consumers – Improved nutritional status of poultry products consumers 
  5. Feed raw materials Producers – Increase in production of feed raw materials due to increase in demand – Increased sales and income for raw materials producers 
  6. Financial Houses – Assurance of return on interest due to farmers ability to fulfills credit demands on time as a result of increased profitability 
  7. Donor agencies – Will have access to the research reports increasing its database of information – The success of the partnership fulfills the vision/mission of the donor organization(s)
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